Happy Mother’s Day, and props to Manchester City for winning the Premiership. What a day! We capped it off by bringing HOORAY FOR EARTH into the studio, trying to put an end to all this “Are They Boston or New York?!” nonsense. Not sure we did, because Noel Heroux still lives in Brooklyn and doesn’t appear to be moving back anytime soon. But HFE got their start in our fair city, so we’ll always claim them as our own. Seth Kasper of Zambri, and previously of HFE and Wild Light, also hung out and we chatted about all sorts of cool shit. Catch both bands Saturday at Great Scott, and the following night, we’ll bring RIBS into the studio for some sonic debauchery. Get down make love.
ART DECADE “I Try” – Sleeper pick for next big breakout band from Boston; track comes off their upcoming album Western Sunrise, which drops May 29. They blew more than a few spectator minds a few weeks ago playing with Freezepop and Gentlemen Hall at Brighton Music Hall.
WESTERN EDUCATION “Young Love” – From Western Sunrise to a Western Education, Lowell rock band released debut EP last month, and this is the first track off it. Download it here.
RIBS “Kiss” – Thursday’s Mp3 of the Week in the Boston Phoenix, a little sledgehammer of a tune that gets released Friday, May 25 at TT The Bear’s Place in Cambridge, on a bill with Suicide Dolls and one more TBA. We also previewed it on OTD.
HOORAY FOR EARTH “Surrounded By Your Friends” – First selection from our guests in studio this evening, off 2010 EP Momo. Back in the day, this was also an Mp3 of the Week back in December '09.
ANDRE OBIN “Monochrome Rainbow” – New track from electronic music producer who sets off for Europe later this month for three gigs in the Netherlands and one in Germany. This one’s got a touch of the Drive soundtrack to it.
HOORAY FOR EARTH “Sails” – Standout electronic jam from 2011 record True Loves.
ZAMBRI “Hundred Hearts” – Seth Kasper once played in Hooray For Earth, also once played in Wild Light, and now plays drums in Brooklyn’s Zambri. We’re moving the Boston goalposts a bit here, but Kaspar is a local lad who is also filling in on drums for Bang Camaro Friday night at Brighton Music Hall. And Zambri plays with HFE the following night at Great Scott. So there.
HOORAY FOR EARTH + TWIN SHADOW “A Place We Like” – Sweet collabo with George Lewis Jr, also a former Bostonian who used to yell a lot in Mad Man Films.
EARTHQUAKE PARTY “Pretty Little Hand” – When you need a two-minute jam to plug a hole, you call on Earthquake Party, who play tomorrow night at Great Scott with Atlanta’s Gentlemen Jesse & His Men and Douchemaster Records’ own The Barreracudas. Douchemaster.
HOORAY FOR EARTH “True Loves” – Closing out our HFE set with the title track from their 2011 record. The video for this song is FUCKING. INTENSE.
AVOXBLUE “The Confessional” – Jimmy Rossi’s solo dark-electronic projects swoops into the Middle East this Wednesday night for a Boston Accents-presented release party for new EP A Place Without Time. Also on the bill are Glass Teeth and Bathaus, and you can get the track as the Phoenix’s current Mp3 of the Week.
PASSION PIT “Take A Walk” – New jam from our old friends, who hit Bank of America Pavilion on June 22. New album Gossamer out in July.
NEMES “Hooray” – Track off latest record Don’t Flush Me, catch the always-hustling Worcester indie/folk band May 17 at Radio.
COWGILL “Plans” – On that same night, this sextet of a fellow indie-folk ilk releases new EP Planted at the Middle East alongside a reformed Stereo Soul Future as well as Ariel Rubin and the Milkman’s Union.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER “The Work” – Sugarpop Records band returns June 12 at Brighton Music Hall with the release of Nordo. Will Dailey, Friendly People, and the aforementioned Nemes also on the bill.
FOUR POINT RESTRAINTS “What’s Another Year?” – Off the Mercy EP, which hits June 9 at Davis Square Theatre in Somerville, a room with vast potential for that neck of the woods.
THE OKAY WIN “Cliff” – More new jams tonight – it’s been a very melodic second hour of Accents – this one from new record Leveled, which drops June 2 at the Lily Pad. The Okay Win won a recent WFNX online poll contest and opened for Portugal The Man at the House of Blues.
COKE WEED “Magpie” – Still feeling this pretty hypnotic folk-ish jam from way up in Bar Harbor, Maine. New England Product represent.
HALLELUJAH THE HILLS “Get Me In A Room” – First single off Ja Hill’s new record No One Knows What Happens Next, out on Discrete Pageantry Records with a release party May 26 at the Middle East Downstairs with Frank Smith, Viva Viva, and the New Highway Hymnal.
BANDITAS “When He Comes Home” – Brand new track from Hayley Thompson-King & Crew, who played last night with Mark Sultan in Somerville. Not sure if we’re supposed to be playing this just yet, but it’s pretty good so we couldn’t help ourselves.
THE FAGETTES “Mystery Pills” – Fagettes opening up Friday’s Bang Camaro show at BMH, also featuring Sidewalk Driver. Rock and roll.
THE DAILY PRAVDA “Dead House (2012)” -- And finally, our Local Exposure artists for May, the Daily Pravda. Look for a free show announcement coming soon, but in the meantime, get down with the neo-glam stylings of the Pravda and this spectacular track, a re-boot of it’s original presentation, from 2009’s Burning Bible Diamonds. It features some of my favorite lyrics of all time, especially in the last minute or so. Get it for free via Bandcamp.