Happy New Year! Last night I joined host Dave Duncan in the studio for "Boston Accents," WFNX's local music program that airs every Sunday night from 8 to 10 pm. Things we learned: Don't ever label Mean Creek "country-core," as I once did in a national publication; the full run of One Happy Island's split 7-inch with UK trio Standard Faire is currently locked away in some storage room at Heathrow Airport, a victim of the ongoing winter storms terrorizing London; and lastly, there will be a big-ass feature in Thursday's Phoenix on 11 new-ish local bands set to break out in 2011. Many of them are noted below -- here's the full playlist, and thanks to 'FNX for having me on!
PASSION PIT - "All These Trees,"
new song. Recorded for an American Express ad campaign along with songs by Andrew Bird and Antlers
NIGHT FRUIT - "Sea Blood,"
from the Triangles EP. Playing Mon 1/3 @ Charlie's w/Doomstar, You Blew It! & Life & Limb.
THE CINNAMON FUZZ - "Reboot My Heart,"
from the Cruise of the Century EP. Playing Fri 1/28 @ TT's w/Ribs & more for Ryan's Smashing Life 4-year anniversary party.
THE HUSH NOW - "Vietnam Giraffe,"
from the Shiver Me Starships EP. 2010 saw them release 1 EP and several seasonal-related songs.
HOORAY FOR EARTH w/TWIN SHADOW - "A Place We Like,"
one-off single. Playing Thu 1/20 @ Great Scott w/The Concretes, You Can Be A Wesley.
BUTTERKNIFE - "Restless"
from a forthcoming release. Catch singer Phil Wisdom playing solo Tues 1/4 @ TT's.
DIGNEY FIGNUS - "The Girl The Curious Hand,"
from the EP of same name. 1984 music video generated thousands of hits earlier in 2010 when it was revealed that the model in the video was Gail Huff -- now Mrs. Scott Brown.
KURT VON STETTEN - "First Base,"
from the album Pyramid. Released on the Static Motor imprint.
JOCIE ADAMS - "Mother's Word,"
from her forthcoming solo album. Also plays with The Low Anthem, who have a new album due out this year.
PREACHER ROE - "Sudafed and Maker's Mark,"
from their new album. Playing 1/7 & 1/14 @ Dudley Chateu, Wayland MA.
ENDLESS WAVE - "Wired," from the forthcoming album Notes From The Compound. Due out in March as the full-length follow-up to last year's City Walls EP.
VENDING MACHETES - "M.O.,"
from their debut EP. Song available for download at bostonbandcrush.com.
THE BREEDERS - "Saints,"
from the album Last Splash. "Saints" was the minor-hit 3rd single off the record, following "Cannonball" and "Divine Hammer."
THE LIGHTS OUT - "Primetime,"
from the album Primetime. Playing 1/7 @ Ralph's, Worcester.
MEAN CREEK - "The Comedian,"
from their 7" single. Forthcoming EP and release party on 1/29 @ Brighton Music Hall w/Girlfriends, Taxpayer and Dirty Dishes.
HERRA TERRA - "Lost in Labyrinth,"
from the new album Quiet Geist. Playing 1/21 @ Church and 1/28 @ Middle East downstairs.
DIRTY DISHES - "Deer In Headlights,"
from the self-titled EP. To be featured in Boston Phoenix article this Thursday - 11 Bands to Watch in '11.
STEREO TELESCOPE - "Draw Me A Sky,"
new single. Also featured in Michael Marotta's upcoming article about soon-to-be-breakthrough local acts.
CORIN ASHLEY - "Badfinger Bridge,"
from the 7" single. Playing Tues 1/4 @ TT's w/Ice Cream Social, Davina Yannety, Phil Wisdom (of Butterknife).
SODAFROG - "Central Nonsense,"
from the album Hang The Moon. One of two Janovitz brothers to release album in 2010 (Scott's The Russians being the other).
YOU CAN BE A WESLEY - "Talking Science,"
new recording. Playing Thurs 1/20 @ Great Scott w/The Concretes, Hooray For Earth.
BRENDAN BOOGIE w/SARAH RABDAU - "First Saturday,"
from the EP Songs From The Armory, Vol 1. Download for free at Boogie's website.
FOLK IMPLOSION - "Insinuation,"
from the album Dare To Be Surprised. Released in 1997 as the follow-up to the hugely successful "Natural One."
ONE HAPPY ISLAND - "Elegant Elephant,"
from the self-titled debut. Hear brand new material on next Sunday's show!