Don’t bother looking for YALE, MASSACHUSETTS on a map — it exists solely in the boozy minds of belligerent dudes hanging out in New Haven, Connecticut. “A while back our friend was drunk, and he kept saying, ‘Yale Fucking Massachusetts,’ ” says guitarist/vocalist Roger Lussier, recalling that wild night. “It seemed like a pretty good band name. Way better than some of the others we were considering at the time.” If you were to cross the tracks from Yale, Massachusetts, maybe you’d find “Danger City, Population Me,” 114 seconds of antsy power-punk fury that finds the members of Pretty & Nice and Shambles dancing around the pop bonfire belting out the “ba-bada-ba’s.” Yale give their new EP Act Like You’ve Been There the release-party treatment Saturday at O’Brien’s in Allston, alongside Candy Hearts, Awful Man, and New York’s Secret Music, a new duo featuring Chase Nicholl of one-time Boston electro-pop princes Yes Giantess. Grab Yale's “Danger City, Population Me” mp3 below, as well as a special bonus this week, Secret Music's new single, "T.O.Y.S.," which the duo is giving away via the interwebs.
DOWNLOAD: Yale, Massachusetts "Danger City, Population Me" [mp3]
BONUS DOWNLOAD: Secret Music "T.O.Y.S" [mp3]