Want the official soundtrack to CLASS OF 2013? Grab the entire compilation right now at the Phoenix's Bandcamp page and take home the 13 bands that we feel are going to have a pretty good year ahead, around our town and beyond. And tune in to WFNX.com Thursday, January 24 at 5pm EST as Boston Accents welcomes all the bands and artists featured here for one shit show radio party.
Hola! Apologies for the sick/travel day yesterday, hope you didn't mind the Bathtub Interview re-runs. But we're back in full-frontal force this afternoon, as we teased a few Class of 2013 bands on BOSTON ACCENTS today, as well as hyped up some gigs around town and Rock Show going on at the Middle East right about now
Our inaugural playlist of 2013 is hellbent for fuzz, kicking off with a ferocious track from indie veterans GUILLERMO SEXO. “Echo Out My Call” is a buzzed-out call-to-arms, and the first serving off the band’s new EP Bring Down Your Arms, out digitally this week. Rueben Bettsak of GSexo will be a guest on Boston Accents today, January 17, debuting his band's new songs and selecting other faves from around town (5pm EST, wfnx.
So this was a good time. Many thanks to PETER PRESCOTT of MISSION OF BURMA for dropping by WFNX and co-hosting BOSTON ACCENTS with me, and selecting today's playlist. We went nearly all-throwback, and dusted off some old classics. Burma hits the Sinclair in Cambridge this Saturday, January 19, and well yeah, we think you should attend.
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.
With their new album WOLF'S LAW about to drop, our old friends THE JOY FORMIDABLE swung by the WFNX.com studios with an acoustic guitar to preview a new song, "Silent Treatment," and also gave a simpler twist on their smash hit "Whirring." (In stark contrast to the bombastic, eight-minute-screaming-guitar-freakout version they performed during a secret WFNX on Lansdowne Street back in 2011.
"Where's Fugazi when we need Fugazi?"
That's exactly the kind of idealistic cri de coeur you'd expect to hear from one half of JAPANDROIDS. We've been championing Vancouver's finest duo forevs, but it wasn't until their last swing through town at the Paradise that we got drummer David Prowse to come hang out at the WFNX.
It's your last chance to hear the full DROPKICK MURPHYS record-release set from Tuesday -- when they celebrated their new Signed and Sealed in Blood by blasting through an hour-long set from McGreevys on Boylston Street. WFNX.com was there to capture the spectacle -- free show by Murphys live at their own bar? Mayhem! -- and tonight at 6 pm they'll be streaming the set in its entirety.
Here's a fast-action head's up fit for a fun-filled Friday: volcanic Welsh rock trio THE JOY FORMIDABLE will be dropping by WFNX.com this afternoon to hang out, spin some tunes, talk about their new record Wolf's Law -- out January 22 here in the states via Atlantic Records -- and perform a stripped-down set live in our studios.
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.
Photo by @amc3576 via Instagram
The boys are back in town.
The day after dropping their biggest album to date, Signed and Sealed in Blood -- expected to debut in the top 5 on the Billboard chart -- Boston's fifth major sports team, DROPKICK MURPHYS, opened up their hometown watering hole, McGreevys, to the public for an hour-long singalong.
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.