It's Wednesday, it's the middle of August, and we're all apparently hung over from Bruce Springsteen's show at Fenway Park last night. But there also seems to be a fuckton of rad new music making the rounds around Boston this week, so let's dive right into things:
Americana septet MCALISTER DRIVE feels a bit revived of late, and today they posted their new record, The Goddess, to Bandcamp. While it's not officially out until early next month, you can grab it today for $2. That's a pretty good deal, and first track, the glistening "Devil's Ghost," is worth that price by itself. The Goddess was produced by Ed Valauskus at Q Division, and the band performs at GreenFest 2012 in Government Center tomorrow and again on the Renaissance Hotel waterfront on August 31.
&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://mcalisterdrive.bandcamp.com/album/the-goddess"&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;The Goddess by McAlister Drive&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
We've had a not-so-secret crushe on FAT CREEPS ever since they released debut single "Nancy Drew" late last year, and now their first EP is finally available via cassette and mp3 download. A few weeks ago we posted their video for "Cherry," but the real gem of a jam here is plucky fourth track "Leave Her Alone." The surfy garage rock co-ed trio is at Precinct in Union Square, Somerville, Friday night with Muck & the Mires, Paul Collins Beat, and New York's Electric Mess, before heading out on a Northeast tour in late September. <3
&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;a href="http://fatcreeps.bandcamp.com/album/fat-creeps-ep"&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;FAT CREEPS EP by Fat Creeps&amp;amp;amp;amp;lt;/a&amp;amp;amp;amp;gt;
Easton-based electronic dream-pop trio QUALMS features some of the dudes in Orca Orca's live band, but their own sound is equally as entrancing. Justin Mantell and Darin Thompson are the two chief collaborators here, and this new track, "Pressure," off the upcoming Honeylungs LP, is a fluffy synth-pop daydream perfect for a drab August afternoon. Excited to hear more from this band later in the year...
Last month INTO THE ALPHA, the new Gentlemen Hall side project featuring Cobi Mike, kicked off our Electric Summer Music Series at the W Hotel. We booked them after catching a few of their live performances earlier this year at Middlesex and Great Scott, and finally, they have some recorded material to pass around. This song title is quite seasonally inappropriate, but the sound is incredibly fresh and inventive, mixing styles and genres like few others. Feeling the fuck out of this. Side note: The Electric Summer Music Series continues tomorrow night at the W's Descent nightclub, featuring a DJ takeover by the M|O|D party crew.
BEDROOM EYES, our New Hampshire pick in this summer's 50 Bands 50 States feature who have since relocated to Allston USA, last week released these teaser demos to a record they're recording in October. Shoegazey goodness right here, an extention of their Ride cover that was featured on the recent NOFUCKINGWHERE compilation, and both tracks, "Supine" and "Champagne Girl" are further proff of the incredible noise/psych rock scene we have here in Boston. Turn these up as loud as your computer speakers will allow.
&lt;a href="http://bdrmeyes.bandcamp.com/album/demos"&gt;[demos] by Bedroom Eyes&lt;/a&gt;
And lastly, neon-colored electro-pop duo YOUNG LONDON just wrapped up a full-slate summer fling with the Warped Tour, and today posted a new video for their track, "Be My Radio." The Boston Phoenix Class of 2012 cover darlings shot this new clip in their rehearsal space.