Feeling frisky and festive on this easy Sunday evening in late January, and tonight’s playlist is an eclectic mix of experimental weirdness and Boston beats. Got a bit bedroom-y pop-minded at the beginning, then it just turned into whatever. See you next Sunday for a Super Bowl edition of BOSTON ACCENTS – maybe we’ll only play Bostonians who have since moved to NYC to salute the battle between the Patriots and Giants.
Some sweet Class of 2012 double-dipping going on tonight around town, as ANIMAL TALK kick-off a sold Thursday night rock show at T.T. The Bear's Place in Cambridge (with BrownBoot, the Future Everybody, and Blackboard Nails), while over a few friendly bridges CAMDEN put down the telephones and headlines a glitzy affair at Allston's Great Scott (Daily Pravda, Cooling Towers, and Paper Snakes in tow).
On a Sunday where the New England Patriots advanced to the Super Bowl XLVI, we premiered new jams from Muscle Milk, Sand Reckoner, Garvy J., and DJ/producer George Vala, who led the debut of the Boston Mix Up segment. Been a long week, so I’ll let the playlist speak to the rest. See you next Sunday at 8pm, thanks for listening.
It's the CLASS OF 2012 edition of Boston Accents, where we had some bands hang out in the WFNX studio, spun the entire compilation -- which you can download for free via our Bandcamp -- and just had a merry ol' time, discussing everything from new music to upcoming shows to witch haus to Road House. Huge thanks to GLASS TEETH, GHOST BOX ORCHESTRA, YOUNG LONDON, LEISURE (who gave us a new track, "The Invisible Hand," to premiere), ANIMAL TALK, DIRTY VIRGINS, CALEB GROH, and CAMDEN (who rolled up mad late) for taking the trek up to Lynn.
Class of 2012 cover darlings YOUNG LONDON are about to blow up. After the electro-pop duo's first single "Let Me Go" provided the December soundtrack to scores of holiday shoppers in malls across the country, their debut full-length finally drops via Fugitive Records this Tuesday. To celebrate, Matt and Sarah hit the Middle East on January 17 for some hot, sweaty, record-release party action, but you can lay your eyes and ears on this teaser trailer that hit YouTube earlier today.
A few month before CALEB GROH added some soul to today's Class of 2012 feature in the Phoenix, he met up with us in scenic and beautiful Allston to launch our pop-up video series. The good people at Folk to Folk brought Groh out to Ringer Park for a quick three-song set, and the rising singer-songwriter did not disappoint.
Here's a sneak peak at Class of 2012 darlings LEISURE performing their single "Green Light" at the Doorway in Porter Square, Cambridge. The trio's second-floor studio space, hidden behind a few businesses and offices facing Mass Ave, will soon open up for other artists and bands to record in. The Doorway's website has more information, including available equipment and contacts.
Welcome to the sounds of CLASS OF 2012. Last night we unveiled the soundtrack to our annual Best New Boston Bands feature, a 12-track compilation spanning metal to electro to psych to folk to indie, available for free download via Bandcamp. Last year we hooked up a handful of mp3s, but this year we're going full-frontal awesome.
First show of 2012 was a doozy! We forecasted the upcoming year in Boston rock, from anticipated releases by Passion Pit, Bad Rabbits, Autochrome, Girlfriends, Mellow Bravo, Soccer Mom, and others; dipped into this week’s Winter Preview in the Phoenix with tracks by Stephie Coplan, Darling Pet Munkee, Butterknife and company; and teased the upcoming Class of 2012 with new music from Ghost Box Orchestra and Black Light Dinner Party.
A few weeks ago I got you hip to "Gold Chain," the latest neon smash single from BLACK LIGHT DINNER PARTY. Shortly after the NYC/Boston production quartet dropped this, only their third release since January 2010, they also unveiled the music video, which features a cameo by stars porn legend RON JEREMY