People at parties — we love ’em, we hate ’em, our Facebook walls are littered with annoying photos of ’em. But from the shores of San Francisco and New York City comes a finally useful PEOPLE AT PARTIES, performing at Church tonight in the form of a bass-mad dub-fi electro project from the ladies of Von Iva and Boyskout.
Maybe there is something to that age-old Boston Phoenix local band cover jinx! After defying gravity and gracing the front page of our lil' alt-weekly back in January's "Class of 2011: Boston's 11 Best New Bands" feature, NIGHT FRUIT pretty much disappeared.
Several of the other bands featured, from RIBS to Stereo Telescope to to Banditas to Doomstar to Dirty Dishes, have become must-see players on our always-blossoming local scene, but the Allston-based whatever-gaze trio apparently hit some rough waters, and singer/guitarist Amanda Dellevigne ghosted town, resurfaced in a land-locked state, and joined up with the alt-rock ladies of Vanity Theft
In this week's Phoenix we hype 11 local bands you should know in 2011.
While the feature includes tasty tidbits like each band's bio, next show around town, and individual live video links, we decided to save a handful of mp3s for our beloved On The Download readership.
Below are downloadable tracks from five of our selections -- Banditas, Stereo Telescope, Doomstar!, RIBS, and cover darlings Night Fruit, photographed above by Kelly Davidson -- so load these hott jams onto your iPod and welcome the new sound of the New Year.
Yeah yeah, it's been a white hot minute since we last showed the love to Boston trio Night Fruit, but there they were, in a prime Saturday night slot at PA's Lounge during night two of the Deep Heaven Now 2 festival in Somerville, just begging to be phlipcam'd. And so here they are, in all their bad lighting, performing "Lover" of this year's excellent Triangles EP.
Phoenix contributors P. Nick Curran and Addison Post recently spent a night with this week's Cellars by Starlight subjects Night Fruit, and in case you missed that on our music page, we decided to post it here to On The Download.
Night Fruit kick off a fantabulous bill this Saturday at T.T. The Bear's Place in Cambridge, alongside Film School, The Depreciation Guild, and fellow Bostonians Static of the Gods.
Hey so on Friday we tweeted (@BostonMusicBlog) that local trio Night Fruit were giving away a free demo download of their upcoming Triangles EP.
Well, a funny thing happened over the weekend -- we never stopped listening to it. From the slow rumble-growl of opener “Sea Blood” -- our MP3 of the Week on July 22, ahem -- to the holy shit it’s the ghost of early Sunny Day Real Estate vibe in closing jam “Lover,” this teaser collection no doubt has us amped up for a proper release from the trio made up of Amanda Dellevigne and Jonathan Gill formerly of Hot Box (RIP) and Luke Sullivan of Left Hand Does (still going strong!).
Night Fruit may be relatively new to the scene, but the noise-smart Cambridge trio aren’t lacking in local-rock pedigree. Guitarists Amanda Dellevigne and Jonathan Gill built buzz in the gone-too-soon ’90s-flavored trio Hot Box while drummer Luke Sullivan was cavorting around town with alt-rock-minded Left Hand Does.