IF YOU GO:
There are few more thankless tasks than assembling compilations of slept-on local bands, especially in the age of the internerd and all, when everyone expects everything for free, especially if it's from people who aren't famous. Which is probably why fewer people than ever are doing it, and why all of us should be extremely thankful when someone gets it right. Chalk up a big happy face for David Buivid and Endless Recordings, whose latest labor of love is Knocks from the Underground: The Best of Underplayed Boston. From the tracklist we discerned a kindred spirit -- and even if Campaign for Real Time probably aren't quite as underplayed as they used to be, nobody's gonna knock a disc that gives real estate to Tiny Amps, Beat Awfuls, Helms, Shore Leave, Blanks., and Faces on Film. Better yet, they're all unreleased tracks, several recorded specifically for the comp, so even if you've been keeping up with your favorite Boston indie-rock bloggers (ahem) you're gonna need to buy this one. Many thanks to David for letting us steal one of his (and our) favorite tracks from the disc, a new song from Mad Man Films. We always liked those dudes, but this shit is tight.
But don't just take our word for it. Click here for EIGHT REASONS INDIE BANDS ARE BETTER THAN GROUNDHOGS.
You can get a copy of the disc at tonight's CD-release party for $3 if you buy your ticket in advance, and to boot you get a fucking amazing bill that you'd be stupid to miss unless you won Grizzly Bear tix from us or something.
DOWNLOAD: Mad Man Films, Betsy (mp3)