MVSCLES “Sweet N Sour” -- Nicked this off the August Allston Pudding compilation, electronic duo that's a breakout pick for 2013.
SATELLITES FALL “One Night” -- New track from Boston/Providence rock quartet, off Midday Records. Playing the Middle East on January 14.
BENT SHAPES “Panel of Experts” -- Ben P and his krew released a new flexi-disc today, celebrating all things 12.
After four kickass years of publishing Boston music news, show promos, and song reviews (among, you know, a billion other things), the good folk of BOSTON BAND CRUSH decided to call it a day this morning (read the full announcements here). Co-founder ASHLEY WILLARD and editor RICHARD BOUCHARD joined me in the WFNX studio to discuss the blog, its four years on the daily beat all over Boston, and all sorts of other verbal ragtime.
PSYCHIC BLOOD “Daydream” -- Another in a string of awesome West Mass bands all sorts of crushing it these days.
WESTLAND “Steady Now” -- The pop-rock band releases Intimacy Without Intricacy on January 8, when they'll be in the WFNX studio, and Boston Accents is proud to present their record release party at the Middle East upstairs on February 9.
So at about 4:45pm today I decided to do a semi-throwback edition of BOSTON ACCENTS on WFNX.com, spinning a lot of the bands that were doing it up when I first moved here in 2000, and the bands that first got me into our city's awesome music scene. I might send out a call to get some Night Rally, Mules, SPF A Lot, Codetta, Officer May, and a bunch of other shit I wanted to spin but couldn't because they weren't in the WFNX system.
We stared down Thursday by inviting the gloomy post-punk sounds of THE MILLING GOWNS into the WFNX studio today, matching the chill outside with with the briskness of Boston Accents. The band spun three tracks off their new EP, Something Dangerous Loves Me, which gets released tomorrow night at Radio in Somerville, and hand picked songs from Human Sexual Response, Spearmint Sea, Cooling Towers, and the Crushing Low.
Was just another day in the WFNX circle pit, had a bunch of new tracks lined up for a slew of shows around town the next few days, and then BAM! -- SPEEDY ORTIZ just rolls up to WFNX to say hey. They're at T.T. The Bear's tonight for the Infinity Girl EP release party, (which we covered yesterday like whoa), so we chatted about what's up in Western Mass and spun some tracks from their end of the state.
The best thing about this here online radio thing is we can pretty much do what we want. So when INFINITY GIRL offered up their new EP, Just Like Lovers, to be debuted on BOSTON ACCENTS, we decided, fuck it, let's play the whole thing beginning to end. So that's what we did. The noisy Cambridge -gazers are at T.
A few dozen members of the Boston rock scene came together to sing "Hey Jude" last night at the second annual WFNX Boston Accents room party at the 2012 Boston Music Awards. This party was broken up a few minutes later by Liberty Hotel security, but not before Moe Pope and his crew battled Streight Angular in the tub. (Apologies to Jake Brennan.)
One last BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS edition of Accents before the party arrives Sunday night at the Liberty Hotel, and for this one we welcoming Chris Keene of MEAN CREEK to hang out, talk shop, and discuss Friends. The Creek is up for three BMAs -- Artist of the Year, Album/EP Of the Year, Video of the Year -- and celebrate a post-tour homecoming gig at Great Scott tomorrow night
Got beard? Huge thanks to Pete Boyd, Bobby Brewski, and White Dynomite's Dave Unger for hanging out in the WFNX studios this afternoon, as BOSTON ACCENTS spotlighted the BOSTON FACIAL HAIR FIASCO going down this Saturday, December 1 at Church in the Fens. We drank some 40s, talked about beards, and spun all four bands performing at the event -- White Dynomite, Township, the Life Electric and Coyote Kolb.
AL POLK “I Slept With Ted Leo Last Night” -- So Ted Leo played a Brighton living room on Monday, and Streight Angular front man wrote a song about it. Leo has disputed, via Twitter, that's he's that easy. See above...
PARLOUR BELLS “Bachelor Hours” -- New track off the band's upcoming Thank God For The Night record, out December 15 at the Sinclair on a bill with Gentlemen Hall, Oldjack, and Mellow Bravo.
We did today's Accents on the fly, as we raced up from Fourth Wall Gallery post-Sky-Ferrerira to throw down some Boston rock and roll, and in the process, I ended up bringing members of PRETTY & NICE, STEREO TELESCOPE, THE SHILLS, TOTAL PROS up to the studio, as well as Richard Bouchard of BOSTON BAND CRUSH and Kevin Fowler of EVERYDAY IS A MIXTAPE, who will have a table at tonight's Treat Yo' Self party at Great Scott.
YET "L’Avenir" -- New track from Ryan Fleming, who posted the latest self-titled YET EP to Bandcamp in October, following up June's Optimystic EP. Fleming has no plans for live shows as he's busy traveling the country, but...
YET – "Don’t Need It All" -- ... he should as both these tracks are pretty killer, his vocals got the soul of Andrew Wood and Robert Plant.
BAD RABBITS “We Can Roll” -- Brand new single from r&b/funk/rock/whatever band, playing Brighton Music Hall on New Year's Eve. We posted the video earlier in the day. This song fucking rules. Prepare for liftoff.
HOORAY FOR EARTH “Sails” -- If you're down in the New York area, HFE join Zambri, Cymbals Eat Guitars, and Grooms for a benefit for Red Hook victims of Hurricane Sandy next Thursday, November 29 at Pianos NYC.
CASEY DESMOND & TERRAVITA “Settle The Score” -- Collaboration track from earlier this year; Desmond's new album Deja Vu is out a week from today and Terravita are currently on North American tour, played Vancouver on Friday. The Terravita trio also are DJ/producers as Hot Pink Delorean. "Settle The Score" was included on this Prototype Radio mix from seven months ago: