Back in the Monday swing after a few days away, courtesy of a blizzard and Peter Hook, not in that order, today BOSTON ACCENTS welcomed the fine young lads of CAMDEN to the WFNX studio. The band debuted two new tracks, which will be posted online tomorrow, and it was even Jim's 25th birthday. We opened with "Roadrunner" by the Modern Lovers, to support Joyce Linehan's excellent cause in making it the Official Song of Massachusetts
And here we thought the only thing good to happen in New Jersey in 2009 was the Devils drafting Josef Josefson? Turns out a little rock and roll band from Westfield broke out of the 'burbs and launched a guitar-pronged attack on the increasingly stale New York City scene. THE STATIC JACKS' self-released Laces EP was a breath of fresh air, and eventual tours with the likes of the Futureheads, We Were Promised Jetpacks, and Young The Giant helped bring the band to a national audience.
Way before Boston Magazine dubbed CAMDEN "Boston's answer to the Strokes," we tabbed the rising garage rock band for our annual Class of 2012 feature. And they haven't let us down. Since that time the dapper guitar-mad quartet released their Getting Around 7-inch off their own Cash To Mouth Records (also home to fellow '12 Classers Dirty Virgins), became a frequent spin on WFNX's Boston Accents (both high-charged jams "Mustangs" and "(Talking On The) Telephone" were playlist mainstays), and hooked up with Converse for their Rubber Tracks series after a successful run of gigs at SXSW in March.
Ok, we're done chirping. For the past month we've slowly rolled out news of WFNX's online resurrection, but tomorrow night the re-launch goes into party mode. Disorientation Night 1 crashes the Lansdowne Pub across from Fenway Park with a FREE show of blistering rock and roll goodness featuring New Jersey's THE STATIC JACKS, Boston's own CAMDEN, and DJ sounds by WFNX's latest addition, New Music Assistant LIZ PELLY (who was also just promoted to Assistant Music Editor of the Phoenix, hot damn).