When this fetid corpse of a year finally shits the bed and we all are obligated to file our Year-end Best-of lists, there's little doubt ICKY BLOSSOMS "Heat Lightning" will be on my Top Whatever Songs 2012. Probably in the Top 5. Maybe 3. Possibly in the top spot, once I figure out how sick I am next month of Icona Pop's "I Love It" and if I learn that Slove's "Flash" got a domestic release date this year after dropping in Europe last October.
From the bi-weekly State of the Union updates to Boston Accents playlists to random-ass On The Download posts, we've been getting a lot of mileage out of this past summer's 50 Bands 50 States feature here on the ol' music blog. But today we're gonna throw it back even further to last year's edition, when STEPDAD were our 2011 Michigan selection, because the catchy-as-fuck electro-pop comet of a band is at the Middle East in Cambridge tonight with Rich Aucoin and Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt.
Welcome to State of the Union, your weekly recap of 50 Bands, 50 States happenings, both locally and nationally. In this space every Monday we'll tell you what 50 States bands are in town, releasing new music, or just doing something noteworthy.
-- Cali pick FIDLAR is out with a new single AND a new video (should we call it a Fideo? Perhaps a good idea), embedded above.
Welcome to State of the Union, your weekly recap of 50 Bands, 50 States happenings, both locally and nationally.In this space every Monday we'll tell you what 50 States bands are in town, releasing new music, or just doing something noteworthy. Photo above by Nick Coultas.
Tonight at Great Scott, our Arizona pick STEPHEN STEINBRINK will be bringing his brand of melancholy experimentation to our fair city, and of course, it will knock your tube socks right the fuck off