After a few weeks of show spotlights, this week’s Playlist is a bi-polar look at opposite ends of the Boston rock spectrum. Leading off is a new track from Central Massachusetts’ post-electroni-core quartet HERRA TERRA, whose “Portals” off their new Hyperborean EP is a comet-trail of synth-song. While there are record release parties set for Worcester (March 22 at Ralph's with Animal Talk, RIBS, and Coralcola) and Providence (March 30 at Fete Lounge with Lovelife, Ravi Shavi, and the Kolour Kolt) we're holding on tightly for a Boston date to be announced shortly.
"Just Like Heaven" by THE CURE is on the very short list of songs that pretty much never get stale, but every now and then it gets a refresher by a young band looking to add their own shine to the '80s modern rock classic.
Here, Boston blip-pop trio STEREO TELESCOPE run it through the synth-cycle on the eve of their tour with some lovely keyboard pixie I've never met before named CASEY DESMOND, which takes them down to Texas for SXSW and back home again on a magical keyboard carpet ride.