Have we posted enough already about our Class of 2011: Boston's 11 Best New Bands feature? No? Good! Because in the next few week On The Download HQ will track each selection's first show of the New Year. Keeping you in the loop, that's how we roll.
Up first is MMOSS, and while yeah sure, there's supposed to be a John Holmes load of snow dumped on our fair city this evening, that alone shouldn't stop New Hampshire's finest from rocking out the Mid Easy in Central Square (which is, snowstorm or not, within walking distance for like the 65% of Boston people who go to shows, anyway). Here's what we said about MMOSS in the Class of 2011 piece, video after the jump (above flyer by Penelope Coyote of Team IOA):
MMOSS | When Mmoss released the forest-run acid trip "Wander" via Bandcamp a few days after Christmas, it became clear that the neo-psych Granite State quartet are primed for a breakout 2011 after a few years of crafting cassette releases and hypnotic live experiences. Seemingly trapped in 1967 and armed solely with Rachel Neveu's flute as a compass to guide them back to modern times, Mmoss take Syd Barrett–era Pink Floyd and distill it through a kaleidoscope of organic sound. Last year's self-released, 18-track i cassette was remanufactured with a five-fold increase by California indie label Burger Records, and in March, it'll get the vinyl treatment from both Burger and Italy's Wild Honey Records. Mmoss are hitting SXSW, and four separate tours are in store for the New Year. "We're taking four sightseeing Americana trips to all the places we wanna play," reports Neveu. Everybody get in the van.
NEXT SHOW: Tonight, January 11 | Middle East | 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 8pm 18+ $10