New England Product, WFNX 101.7 FM's weekly Sunday night local music show, is no more. Starting Aug. 8, FNX will launch the freshly-minted Boston Accents, which shifts to a friendlier time slot of 8 to 10 p.m. while keeping most of the main ingredients intact -- most notably host Dave Duncan and a shitload of music bred right here in New England.
“Boston music began defining itself for the world decades ago, as smart, edgy, and – regardless of the era or genre – unapologetically New England,” said 'FNX VP of Broadcast Operations Mike Tierney. “Today’s artists continue to reflect those attributes. Dave Duncan has it all too. He’s equal parts music fan, broadcaster, cheerleader, and ambassador to the people making the music. We’re lucky to have him on our team, and excited to hear him on the new Boston Accents.”
FNX has been broadcasting a local music show weekly since 1984, so no doubt Boston Accents will continue that tradition. In case you missed last night's show, here's a recap of the playlist:
JULIANA HATFIELD - "This Lonely Love"
from the album How To Walk Away. Song features backing vocals by Richard Butler (Psychedelic Furs). www.julianahatfield.com
THE BEATINGS - "Bury You"
from the album Late Season Kids. Singer Cameron Keiber performs solo as Eldridge Rodriguez. www.thebeatings.com
THE YEAR MILLION - "Weight"
from their self-titled debut. Download this song free at the band's website. www.theyearmillion.com/
NEEDY VISIONS - "Endless Possibilities"
from their self-tiled LP. Playing Campout Fest 8/28 in Palmer, MA. www.myspace.com/theneedyvisions
THE HOLEY MOLEYS - "Arm Yourself"
from the new album Cheese is Christ. Band consists of Audrey Ryan and Steve Brodsky (Cave In). www.myspace.com/theholeymoleys
CAVE IN - "Lift Off"
from the "Lost In The Air" single, released in 2001. Playing 8/7 @ Middle East downstairs. www.myspace.com/cavein
LAGOON - "Official Preppy Handbook"
from their album Dose. Band formed in Arizona and relocated to Boston. www.lagoononline.com
MUY CANSADO - "Giant"
from their forthcoming EP Love and Fear. CD release 9/11 @ Middle East upstairs. www.muycansado.com
THE HUSH NOW - "Hoping and Waiting"
recently released single. Playing 8/2 @ Great Scott, 8/7 @ PA's Lounge. www.myspace.com/thehushnow
TRACY BONHAM - "Sharks Can't Sleep"
from the album The Burdens of Being Upright. Tracy recently released a new album as well. www.tracybonham.com
STREIGHT ANGULAR - "Alright"
new single. Playing 8/20 @ Cantab Lounge. www.myspace.com/streightangular
NEUTRAL UKE HOTEL - "King of Carrot Flowers Part 1"
originally performed by Neutral Milk Hotel. Band features members of The Motion Sick and Golden Bloom. www.neutralukehotel.com
LYRES - "She Pays The Rent"
from 7" single. Playing 8/5 @ TT's. www.myspace.com/lyresofficial
JITTERY JACK - "Viking Rock"
from his new EP. Jittery Jack best known for playing in The Raging Teens. www.myspace.com/jitteryjack
28 DEGREES TAURUS - "Universal Love"
from EP. Saturday 8/7 in Union Square Somerville (Precinct & PA's) - psych/ambient festival. www.myspace.com/28degreestaurus
ROH DELIKAT - "You Win"
from the album Sunny. Band broke up a few years ago, re-forming for Deep Heaven festival 8/7 in Union Sq. www.myspace.com/rohdelikat
NEW COLLISIONS - "Ne'er Do Well"
from the forthcoming album The Optimist. Playing 8/10 @ Waterfront Festival w/Sarah Borges, etc. www.newcollisions.com
STEREO TELESCOPE - "Geography"
new single. Band features former members of This Car Up, C4RT, Where The Land Meets The Sea, Super Time Pilot. www.myspace.com/stereotelescope
MEAN CREEK - "Hands Behind Our Heads"
from their debut album. Playing arts festival 9/10. www.myspace.com/meancreek
THE GROWNUP NOISE - "Strawmen"
from the new EP Shall We? - mixed by Scott Solter (Spoon, John Vanderslice, Superchunk, etc). www.thegrownupnoise.com
THIS BLUE HEAVEN - "Nova Love"
from the new EP Spinning & Shining. CD release 8/7 @ Middle East upstairs. www.thisblueheaven.com
SPOUSE - "No Sudden Moves"
from the album Confidence. Playing 8/4 @ TT's. www.spousemusic.com
THE WANDAS - "New Wave Blues"
from the album New Wave Blues. Band currently on tour. www.thewandas.com
ME AND JOAN COLLINS - "(I Masturbate) A Little Too Much"
from the album Love Trust Faith Lust. Playing 8/10 @ TT's. www.myspace.com/meandjoancollins
ORANJULY - "South Carolina"
from their self-titled debut album. Playing 8/26 @ Mideast up (Ryan's Smashing Life show). www.oranjuly.com
PERNICE BROTHERS - "Jacquelline Susann"
from the album Goodbye, Killer. First album as Pernice Brothers was in 1998, Pernice recorded as Scud Mountain Boys prior to that. www.pernicebrothers.com/
NAKED ON ROLLERSKATES - "The Fighter"
new single. Playing 8/7 @ Middle East upstairs. www.reverbnation.com/nakedonrollerskates
WHEAT - "Changes Is"
from the album White Ink Black Ink. One of many great former major label acts still making great records on indies. www.wheatmusic.com
KERMIT'S FINGER - "Lift Up Your Hood"
from the new LP Grudge. Cover of a classic DMZ tune. www.kermitsfinger.ne
QUINTAINE AMERICANA - "Black Car"
from the album Decade of the Brain, released in 1998 on Roadrunner. www.myspace.com/quintaineamericana