Weymouth-based indie label Aurora 7 Records follows up last year’s Girlfriends “Gov’t Seizure” seven-inch with three new tracks on wax from THICK SHAKES. Although hard copies of Why Buy the Cow won’t hit the spinning wheels of dingy nightclubs and bedroom dance parties till spring, this collection of blurry garage-rock racket has already invaded Bandcamp.
It's been a rough year for local-music dinosaurs. The ever-irrelevant Boston Music Awards locked out the public and fulfilled their mission of becoming an event that only 250 industry types vote on or care about. And the Rumble, along with WBCN, has been shelved by its corporate overlords.
So when we huddled up to start thinking about the 2010 BEST MUSIC POLL -- Boston's only democratic expression of musical awesomeness -- we decided to try something new and simple.