So hey, how'd you spend your weekend?
Apparently if you are in a band and were near Brighton, chances are you spent the day Saturday holed up at the crash pad of You Can Be A Wesley, where the uprising indie boys and girl shot a new video for their fuzzy rock jam "Old In Florida." (Full disclosure: the video was directed by Loroto, a production duo comprised of Phoenix contributors Addison A.
Although electronic music is all the rage, with more “-waves” than Cape Cod, Boston has always been a town built on noisy, fuzzy, deliberately sloppy guitar-fueled alt-rock. Allston’s YOU CAN BE A WESLEY (full disclosure: bassist P. Nick Curran is a Phoenix contributor) are the next to emerge from the city’s underground, built on the strength of Saara Untracht-Oakner’s seductively searing morning-after vocal howl and a gritty sound nodding back to the alternative nation of the early ’90s.
Go for the Bones, stay for the Wesley!
Went over to Great Scott in Allston Rock City last night to catch a bit of groovy pop Sam Champion wunderkind Sean Bones -- "Michael, it's more dub than reggae!" -- but ended up giving most of my increasingly-limited stage attention to friendly All-Bright neighborhood indie kids You Can Be A Wesley (full disclosure: YCBAW bassist P.
1. YOU CAN BE A WESLEY, “CREATURES” (mp3)
2. BODEGA GIRLS, “SHE’S INTO BLACK GUYS”
3. THE STERNS, “GIVE ME BACK MY METAPHORS”4. THE DAILY PRAVDA, “TERRIFIED”
5. CLATTER CLATTER, “DOWNPOUR”Check out New England Product on WFNX 101.7 every Sunday, 11 pm–midnight.
You Can Be a Wesley at T. T.'s