After a several weeks of in-studio guests (from the Daily Pravda to Hooray For Earth, Parlour Bells to RIBS), last night we set off on a solo journey through the rugged and wise seas of Boston rock. Felt weird to be up at WFNX all alone, but there was one important message to be delivered, so we needed your full attention: The Boston Accents Funeral Party lineup has been set, and goes down over three nights in July. Tickets -- $10 per night and $25 for a three-day pass -- went on sale this morning through Ticketweb. We'll get into the specifics later today, but in the meantime, here's last night's playlist.
STREIGHT ANGULAR “Musheenz Machines Meschynes” -– New track released Friday from the rowdy neon party crew, playing Wednesday at the Middle East with Seer Group and the Decent Lovers.
SPEEDY ORTIZ “Silver Spring” -- Current darlings of the Boston indie scene, check out Liz Pelly's Cellars feature on Sadie Dupuis and her noisy Co. in last week's Phoenix.
COOLING TOWERS “Hard Headed Woman” -- Really feeling this moody modern rock track.
SEER GROUP “Wounded Animal” -- Also playing Wednesday's Mid East show; it's their record-release party for the excellent Owlpine, and could be their first and last show. Read up on my chat with Seer's Jason Rozen and Elijah Wyman in this week's Phoenix -- the show falls on the 5th anniversary of a very special date between the two longtime friends.
FOUR POINT RESTRAINTS “Let The Ship Sink” -- New track off upcoming EP Mercy, set to drop June 9 at the Davis Square Theatre in Somerville. "The song's attitude seemed too analogous to FNX's plight to pass up," writes 4PR's Will to me in an email last week. Agreed.
NIGHT 1 of the Boston Accents Funeral Party: Monday, July 23
VIVA VIVA “Valentine”
FAT CREEPS “Leave Her Alone”
EARTHQUAKE PARTY “Pretty Little Hand”
NIGHT 2 of the Boston Accents Funeral Party: Tuesday, July 24
MEAN CREEK “The Land Of Hopes & Dreams”
MELLOW BRAVO “Where The Bodies Lay”
SOCCER MOM “Natural History”
DIRTY VIRGINS “Crazy High”
NIGHT 3 of the Boston Accents Funeral Party: Wednesday, July 25
BLACK LIGHT DINNER PARTY “Leave It All”
GENTLEMEN HALL “All Our Love”
BEARSTRONAUT “Painted In The Dark”
STEREO TELESCOPE “Geography”
ROGUEWAVES “Ruins” -- When I got this radio gig last summer, this was the first track I uploaded into the system from my personal collection. From 2008 or so, one of the few releases from the electro production duo of Zak Broman and JustinCredible, and produced by Isom Innis (Southern Belle) who now tours with Foster the People.
YOUNG ADULTS “Born in ‘91” -- New track from Allston punk trio. Playing the next Midriff Records residency show June 30 at Radio.
RYAN LEE CROSBY “Angel Of Mercy” -- Another cut off Crosby's self-titled new record, getting the vinyl treatment July 14 at Great Scott on a fine bill with Sand Reckoner, Future Carnivores, and Royal Wedding (members of the Big Disappointments). Preview Crosby's record here.
AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLER “The Work” -- Upcoming Mp3 of the Week in Thursday's Phoenix, ATC drops their second album Nordo June 12 at Brighton Music Hall in Allston alongside Nemes, Will Dailey and others.
RM HENDRIX “Summer Dresses” -- Still digging this noisy beach-bum track from the solo Cambridge artist, grab it here if you hadn't a few weeks ago.
WESTERN EDUCATION “Young Love” -- Rock and roll outta Lowell.
AUTOCHROME “Zero Zero” -- The 'Chrome's Separation Realms remains one of the best Boston rock albums of 2012; band currently looking for new guitar player.
RULE “Sucker” -- Going out with some cock-rock glory; Rule just opened for Manitoba at Church and is readying a new EP.