Boston Accents 05.27.12: The Daily Pravda + the Luxury, the Lights Out, Seer Group, RULE, Cooling Towers, Art Decade, Robot Knights, Black Light Dinner Party, Parlour Bells


We’re not dead yet! As I mentioned on the Phoenix music blog On The Download last week, Boston Accents will be on the air every Sunday until the FCC transfers our license to Clear Channel in a few weeks. That gives us a handful of shows before we go bye-bye, and tonight we marked the occasion by bumping a fuckton of new jams from across Boston rock. We also welcomed THE DAILY PRAVDA to the WFNX studio, as the longtime Accents favorites just released their new Dead House EP and will perform the final FNX Local Exposure show this Wednesday, a free gig at the Hard Rock Café. RSVP here, and help us pour one out.

THE LUXURY “Why Don’t You Cry Anymore” – New track from the resurrected rock band, former winners of the Rock And Roll Rumble. They’re back in action this Friday night, June 1, at the Lights Out’s record release party at T.T. The Bear’s. More on that down below.

BLACK LIGHT DINNER PARTY “Leave It All” – Been spinning a bunch of “Gold Chain” in regular WFNX rotation lately, but here’s a new joint, the electro-pop band’s fourth single, which you can get for free via their Soundcloud.

COOLING TOWERS “Hard Headed Woman” – More new goodness, this time from Cooling Towers, who played last night’s Midriff Records residency party at Radio on a pretty great bill with Age Rings, Sarah Borges & Greg Lyon, and Eldridge Rodriguez.

THE DAILY PRAVDA “Dead House” – Our in-studio guests this week, starting off with the title track from their new EP, which you can DL for free via Bandcamp. See you Wednesday at the Hard Rock.

PARLOUR BELLS “I’d Like To Think” – Longtime BA fave, selected by the Pravda, who make a pretty good glam rock match.

THE DAILY PRAVDA “Tora Bora” – First b-side off the Dead House EP.

VIVA VIVA “Hailing A Cab In Hell” -- Another Pravda pick, the Vives are currently in NYC tonight playing Public Assembly with Frank Smith, Ja Hills, and RIBS. Dudes slayed the Middle East last night.

THE DAILY PRAVDA “Moonage Daydream” – Bowie cover from our guests.

THE DAILY PRAVDA “Lincoln Lovers” – Another track off the Dead House EP.

THE LIGHTS OUT “Bitter Honey” – New track from the Lights Out, who release new record On Fire Friday night at that aforementioned T.T. The Bear’s Place megabill alongside the Fatal Flaw and Dirty Virgins. Look for another track, “Today Was The Day,” as this Thursday’s Mp3 of the Week in the Boston Phoenix.

THE DAILY PRAVDA “September” – Standout track from Pravda’s 2009 full-length, Burning Bible Diamonds.

ART DECADE “I Try” – Art Decade ready to blow up with their new record, which gets the release party treatment Friday June 8 at the Café 939 Red Room with SuperVolcano and others.

RULE “Sucker” – Whoooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa this motherfucker DESTROYS. Getting cock-rock loud here on Accents; these guys just slayed Church opening for Manitoba. You don’t share a bill with the dude from Manowar unless you can bring the fucking sauce.

THE CANTSTANJAS “Leave Me Alone” –  Band repping the North Shore, say the name super fast and understand just how they feel about you. Gonna get more info on these dudes soon.

RIBS “Alarms” – My fave track from the new Russian Blood EP, which is out Tuesday after a successful release party this past Friday at T.T.'s. They’re also in NYC tonight on that Viva Viva bill.

THE ROBOT KNIGHTS “Zombie Apocalypse” – Demo cut from this synthpop trio, playing Cambridge Megabowl at the Middle East on June 16, which, hey kids, is the 15th anniversary of Radiohead’s OK Computer. Not sure what the tie-in there is but hey, that’s some anniversary to note.

NICKY ROMANCE featuring DEAD ART STAR “Chasing Dragons” – Atmospheric weirdness from Bathaus collaborator.

SEER GROUP “Year of the Flame” – Pick up the Phoenix this week to read my interview with Jason Rozen and Elijah Wyman of Seer Group, who release their Owlpine record June 6 at the Middle East. It’ll likely be the first and last Seer Group performance ever, and there’s an added twist – it’s the 5th anniversary of the Rozen’s kidney transplant to his longtime buddy Wyman. Pretty cool story, pretty great record.

SPF 5000 “Doorknocker” – We always feel like dancing here at WFNX. Got SPF 5000 at the Pill in Allston on June 15, and we’re already getting jazzed up.

JOHN BARERA “Sound Love” – Perfect progressive house segue from the Doorknockers dance jam, the Cambridge DJ/producer just got back from Germany after spinning a few parties with his duo, B Tracks.

MARRELLITE “Ace Freely” – Repping Bar Harbor Maine, Marrellitte's "Ace Freely" is one of my new favorite tracks out of New England in 2012. Still waiting for a Boston gig…

THE INFORMATION “A Simple Plan” – Closing out with my old BFFs the Information, a track that also features guest vocals from the Good North’s Luke O’Neil. Ahhhh, the good old days of the mid-2000s.

xoxo Michael

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