Boston Accents playlist 01.15.12: Lifestyle Edition, with Grand Resort, Bon Savants, Giantist, Little Face, Fat Creeps, Twin Berlin, Casey Desmond


It’s LIFESTYLE night on Boston Accents. Sean Drinkwater and Ad Frank from Boston’s synthpop veterans hung with me tonight in the studio, playing new tracks, talking about their February 11 masquerade ball at Great Scott, and sampling tunes from their musical orbit. We also debuted a fuckton of new music, so saddle up and ride the Marotta Express. And if you’re reading this tonight, join us at Great Scott right now for the Bon Savs show. Photo above of Andres from Grand Resort.

BON SAVANTS “Motion Sick” – One of two new tracks debuted via On The Download this past week, band playing a one-off tonight at Great Scott with Marconi and Eldridge Rodriguez.

GRAND RESORT “Microscopic” – New track from Andres Pichardo, a young man from Brookline who makes music as Grand Resort. More on this great track in the Phoenix soon.

NANCY DREW “Fat Creeps” – The current Mp3 of the Week in the Phoenix, grab “Nancy Drew” for free right now. What are you waiting for? 

LIFESTYLE “Turntable” – World premiere of new Lifestyle track. Sean Drinkwater and Ad Frank joined me in the studio

MIC RAYGUN “Safe Zone Anxiety” – Lead song off the new Count II record, catch Mic Raygun this Tuesday at the Middle East performing with recent Boston Phoenix cover darlings Young London.

THE CRUSHING LOW “Carousel” – Off the just released Skyline Carousel album, which the C-Low dropped this past weekend at Precinct in Somerville.

TWIN BERLIN “Give Up On Me” – Garage rock band back home after recording in Los Angeles with Travis Barker of Blink 182. New EP There Goes My Virtue out next month with shows at Hennesey’s Upstairs Rock Club starting February 2.

LIFESTYLE “Tony’s Porsche” – Hat tip to tonight’s guests.

FREEZEPOP “Doppleganger” – Hat tip to tonight’s guests.

M.O.O.N. “Paris” – Off November’s MOON EP; Stephen Gilarde currently working on new material.

THE WRONG SHAPES “A Thousand Foxes” – Brand new jam from Bo + Rachel, catch them Thursday at Radio in Somerville and again January 21 at Machine on Boylston.

AD FRANK “Winterthru” -- Hat tip to tonight’s guests.

ANDRE OBIN “Cinnamon (Casey Desmond remix)” – Incredible bounce-up by Boston’s electro-pop queen. Could get digital release treatment very soon.

FREEZEPOP “Frontload” -- Hat tip to tonight’s guests.

KARACTER “Science Gives You The Courage” -- Hat tip to tonight’s guests.

LIFESTYLE “Sound” -- Hat tip to tonight’s guests.

POLYSTAR “Walking Thru The Rain” -- Hat tip to tonight’s guests.

VERMONICA BLACK MORPHEUS NIPPLE “Boy’s Life” -- Hat tip to tonight’s guests.

LITTLE FACE “Happiest Song” – Another North Shore-based project from Matthew Kane, who also plays in Poweranimal.

GIANTIST “Well Water” – Debut from new quartet that just hooked me up with tracks this week, this is off their Indigo EP, released January 6. Promising sounds and a lot going on in four-plus minutes.

FREEZEPOP “In Private” – Hat tip to tonight’s guest.

STREIGHT ANGULAR “Everyone Is Syncopated” – SA playing Lifestyle’s Masquerade Ball February 11 at Great Scott, alongside…

CASEY DESMOND “Talking To God” -- … Casey Desmond, rounding out a pretty sensual pre-Valentine’s Day bash in Allston. This was the Boston Accents 2011 Song of the Year. 

LEISURE “The Invisible Hand” – Song we debuted last year at our Class of 2012 party, from one of Boston’s best new bands.

AD FRANK “French Translation” -- Hat tip to tonight’s guest.

FREEZEPOP “Special Effects” -- Hat tip to tonight’s guest.

PARLOUR BELLS “Pet Names” -- Closing out with a nice bridge to London Calling...


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