The day after a report that ManRay could resurface in Central Square, a band that would fit right in at the underground nightclub is playing across the street from its former location. San Francisco's THE SOFT MOON, with all their murky guitar-pop post-punk haze and daze, play T.T. The Bear's Place tonight alongside Montreal's MAJICAL CLOUDZ and our homegrown RIBS, who were named Best Rock Act in last month's Boston Music Awards.
Hi, how are you? Been quite a week, eh? So our time here at WFNX is coming to an end, what with the recent sale of the station to Clear Channel. But we’re told it’ll take a few weeks for the FCC to transfer the license, and WFNX has been gracious in letting BOSTON ACCENTS continue its run until the very end. So with that, here’s tonight’s playlist – shout out to RIBS for hanging in the studio and allowing us to world premiere their new EP, Russian Blood, which gets the record release party treatment this Friday May 25 at T.
From the very first riff of RIBS’s rumbling new single “Kiss,” it doesn’t take long for the sonic seismograph to start tracing a zigzag across your headspace. The quartet’s first release since the one-two suckerpunch of last January’s atmospheric Locrian Singles, “Kiss” is a pure growler, a sledgehammer of a tune that wedges its way into your ears and sprawls across four eerie minutes, eventually striking a low-down choral groove that only serves to momentarily stop the song’s pounding ritual.
It feels like forever since Boston rock band RIBS released the one-two sonic punch of their Locrian Singles. That was January 2011, and since then, the pulsating quartet has been hard at work meticulously crafting their EP follow-up, Russian Blood.
Primed for explosion, the first single, "Kiss," was released today via the promo video above, and it's also available as a free download.