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.
Let's just say that Sunday was Japandroids Day here at PHXHQ, kicking off with Dave's visit to the WFNX studios for a station-takeover DJ set at noon, and ending with their fucking awesome sold-out show at the Paradise, which -- as you can see below -- everyone in Boston was Instagramming the shit out of as it happened.
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.
Welcome to the church of rock and roll. Set your alarms Sunday morning as WFNX welcomes JAPANDROIDS to our studio for a noon-time takeover session and conversational chat with Liz Pelly of the Phoenix. We'll let SPIN's 2012 Band of the Year pick out a bunch of songs to spin on-air, talk about their incredible record Celebration Rock (which is sure to dominate everyone's Best-Of lists), and get us all warmed up for their sold-out show with DIIV later that night at the Paradise Rock Club
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.
Remember that time we threw a party at the Liberty Hotel during the BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS? Yeah that was awesome. We aired some of the infamous bathtub interviews on Boston Accents on Monday, but if you were still hungover from the BMAs rager like us, perhaps you missed it. Fear not -- we posted the audio to the WFNX soundcloud page, and it feels like we're all back in the tub.
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.
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.
Don't bail for Thanksgiving weekend just yet. In about an hour or so, around 3pm, Toronto punk trio METZ are swinging by WFNX to chat about their new self-titled Sub-Pop-issued debut record, pick some songs to spin during Sabrina'a show, and hype their gig tonight at the Middle East in Cambridge. It's a pretty crazy fucking bill, with Boston's PILE and Northampton's SPEEDY ORTIZ making a noisy ruckus and serving us some sweet tinnitus before the holiday hangover crashes our hopes and dreams tomorrow morning.
Yes, some of you have had our old iPhone app for many moons. This one is new. It's, like, so much better than the old app. Also, for those of you who begged and waited so very patiently: the Android app is here, too. And if you're really fancy, you can point that iPad directly at WFNX.com and listen without even downloading an app, thanks to our new HTML5 player.