This is when you reach for your internet radio. Tune in to WFNX this afternoon at 5pm EST when PETER PRESCOTT of MISSION OF BURMA co-hosts BOSTON ACCENTS. He'll join me live in the studio as we discuss Burma's latest record Unsound, their show Saturday night at the Sinclair in Harvard Square -- we hear a horn section is involved -- and Burma's enduring legacy here in Boston and around the world.
RIBS “Please Don’t Go” -- Starting the show today with RIBS, who has their song "Silencer" featured on Teen Mom 2 on MTV last night, only to have it air during the scene where Chelsea's French bulldog Frankie gets mauled and killed by the neighbor's husky. What in the hell?
FAT CREEPS “Dad Weed” -- Two new jams from the Creeps, posted today, from their upcoming split with Zebu off Feeding Tube Records.
Happy Monday everyone, and the start of a new week brings some rad news. Allow me to welcome THE SOUND MUSEUM as the new official sponsor of BOSTON ACCENTS. The long-standing rehearsal and studio complex is this year celebrating 30 years of being a part of the Boston rock scene, and we couldn't be happier having them a part of the WFNX family.
CRASH MIDNIGHT “151” -- New single from the Boston rock crew, off new record Lost In The City out this spring.
TOWNSHIP “All Your Stuff” -- Keeping the theme, catch Township at Radio tomorrow night with Muck & the Mires.
CAT SOUNDS “I Love You”
BENT SHAPES “Panel of Experts” -- Das Shapes released a rad new video today, and play Great Scott on Saturday.
THE DEEP NORTH “Wake Up” -- From their EP of the same name, released in November. Catch them at Church on January 19.
CLOUD COVER “Cannibalism” -- New track from Jenny Tuite of Dirty Dishes. Released on YouTube.
CONFESSIONS “I’ll Always Be Your Girl” -- Synthpop project from Amanda Dellevigne of Night Fruit and Alex Garcia-Rivera of Cold Cave/Give Up The Ghost.
Here's today's BOSTON ACCENTS playlist, setting the tone for the full-record stream of the DROPKICK MURPHYS new album, Signed and Sealed In Blood. Listen in tomorrow on WFNX as we are joined in the studio by Westland!
DROPICK MURPHYS “Tessie” -- It's Dropkicks Week here at WFNX, and we gave away a pair of passes to tomorrow's CD release party at McGreevys by asking this question, appropriate with yesterday's end to the NHL lockout: What's the name of the fight song the Dropkick Murphys wrote for the Boston Bruins roughly a decade ago? Answer: "Time To Go"
CALEB GROH “Catastrophic Culprit” -- Kicking off with a track from Mr Groh, who will be moving to Nashville on March 1. We'll miss ya, dude.
THE YEAR MILLION “Twice The Joy” -- Debuting two new tracks from the Year Million, off their new record Broken Circuits.
THE YEAR MILLION “Something Better” -- Opening track off the EP.
First show of 2013! Woo! After devoting all of last week to the Best of 2012, we looked ahead today on BOSTON ACCENTS to what new sounds we can expect in the early months of 2013, including a few cuts from the Boston Phoenix Winter Preview, a teaser of the upcoming Class of 2013 feature, and a few other new jams we've been feeling here at WFNX.
It was a pretty great year of Boston music in 2012. Several bands broke out of the imaginary confines of our city and brought our sound to global audiences, from Amanda Palmer to Converge to Passion Pit to the Dropkicks. But the real sounds of Boston were cultivated around Allston and Somerville, in Cambridge and Brookline, as well as all the surrounding cities and towns, all helping to craft a soundtrack of Boston that felt unparalleled compared to recent years.
THE THERMOSES “Christmas in Allston” -- Recorded a few years ago by Roger from Yale MA/Pretty & Nice, Kevin from Everyday Is A Mixtape and others.
YOU CAN BE A WESLEY “Bamp” -- New fucking music from the Wesleys! Playing New Year's Eve at Pizzeria Regina in Allston with CreaturoS, the Migs and others.
Much <3 to Boston electro-pop duo STEREO TELESCOPE for coming by the WFNX studio today to perform an acoustic set, pick some tunes, and hype up Saturday's Electric Xmas party at Brighton Music Hall in Allston. We also gave away five pairs of passes via our social media sites and text alerts, so congrats to all the winners.
We're all still dragging ass after last night, but that didn't stop NEMES from barging into the studio armed with a box drum, violin and acoustic guitar and laying down some tunes. Go check them out fully-loaded Friday night when they hit Tommy Doyle's in Harvard Square with Dressed For The Occasion, then be on the lookout for a new record from them in 2013.
Posting today's BOSTON ACCENTS playlist with one foot out tha door! Headed to Lansdowne Pub for the WFNX HOLIDAY PARTY, where I'll do my best not to be the grinch. By now, you know the deets, so head down to Fenway and party it up with the crew. Here's what we threw down on the show today.
GOZU “Salty Thumb” -- First taste of new record The Fury of a Patient Man out this April on Small Stone Records.
Quick-hit edition of BOSTON ACCENTS today, the 40-minute variety, as we gave WFNX guests Tegan & Sara some room to breathe in their afternoon session with Sabrina. We still got to mostly everything that was on tap for today, including opening up with a spotlight of the WFNX Holiday Party tomorrow, December 18 at the Lansdowne Pub and featuring MEAN CREEK and THE SCROOGES, with a special Christmas-y performance by THE FIELD EFFECT and DJ sets from KNIFE (Good Life Boston) and others.
Quick shot playlist from today's show, huge thanks to Glenn and Nate from PARLOUR BELLS for dropping by to talk about their new record Thank God For The Night, which you can acclimate yourself with via my recent Cellars by Starlight column in the Phoenix or down below via Bandcamp after the playlist jump.