The cats have taken over BOSTON ACCENTS. Had to run out for a bit during today's show, hope no one minded Lolabear the fuzzy little Allston kitty to take control and spin a few tracks. Of course she opened with a cat-themed band. At least she kept it Boston-based and didn't spin Cat Power or Pussy Riot. Cats tend to do what they want. Here's today's playlist...
CAT SOUNDS “I Love You” -- Brand new music from a brand new project featuring members of Mount Peru and Seaplanes, and their first show is tonight at Precinct in Union Square for the International Pop Overthrow. Also on the bill is...
Cat Sounds by Cat Sounds
IN TANGIERS “ My Balance Blank” -- ...this new wave-ish rock project that's an extension of former Boston band New Collisions.
ART DECADE “I Try” -- Playing tonight at the Middle East downstairs in Cambridge.
ABADABAD “Indiana” -- Recent Phoenix Mp3 of the Week, playing TT THe Bear's next Tuesday November 20 on a pretty sweet bill with Orlando's Saskatchewan and Boston's Orca Orca, as well as...
SOFT PYRAMIDS “Bad Actors” -- ...this well-groomed Cambridge four-piece, which put out two new tracks in August and recently did a Halloween show as Television, which I'm sure was pretty fucking awesome. More on this show early next week on Accents.
DEAR LEADER “Raging Red” -- Part 1 of a double-shot of Aaron Perrino and his scream; Dear Leader are at TTs this Friday with the New Highway Hymnal and Parks, who are our Boston Accents Song of the Day tomorrow ("Sweater Weather").
SHEILA DIVINE “Carve Away” -- One of the newer TSD tracks, released in April of last year and eventually included on Things That Once Were.
Carve Away by The Sheila Divine
GREY VALLEY GHOST “The Way We Kill” -- Birthday shout out to GVG frontman Madison Taylor, who has relocated the band to Atlanta, where they are about to release new material. Trying to pin down a studio version of a new track called "Hey Mary."
PASSION PIT “Love Is Greed” -- Caught up with Michael Angelakos earlier in the day, so I had the Pit on my brain. Playing Madison Square Fucking Garden in NYC on February 8 and Agganis Arena in Boston the following night.
MAGIC MAGIC “Sleepy Lion (French Horn Rebellion Remix)” -- Older track from a few years ago, the back-in-action Salem band remixed by Brooklyn.
QUALMS “Thousands” -- Easton duo, two dudes from Orca Orca's live band, making cool, ambient electronic music.
Thousands by QUALMS
BLACK LIGHT DINNER PARTY “Older Together” -- Boston Accents faves, pulling out their debut single, from January 2010. I once heard this performed live with a group of a dozen people at All Asia Cafe. Glad they're blowing up the way they are. Here's what I wrote about the song on my own music blog, Vanyaland (RIP).
YES GIANTESS “You Were Young” -- Keeping the electro-pop beat alive, throwing it back to a now-defunct Cambridge act who now all live in Brooklyn and play in various bands and projects. Most notably, Chase Nichol is in Secret Music.
RYAN LEE CROSBY “Hands” -- Closing out on a chill note with a cut from acclaimed Boston singer-songwriter who released a new EP, EP3, yesterday on Bandcamp, the latest companion piece to his self-released record out over the summer.
Hands by Ryan Lee Crosby