Re-file this one into Awesome Everything Alert. Boston's BAD RABBITS -- and we say they're ours because it feels like they'll rightfully be everyone's very soon -- last week dropped a second single for new LP American Love, picking up right where "We Can Roll" left off. The Valentine's-Day-appropriate "Fall In Love" is another slow-burning banger ballad, another top-shelf strike of modern R&B that's primed for global recognition.
A few days after joining me in the tub for the Boston Accents party at the BMAs -- we hope to have audio of all the Q&A sessions posted online by the end of the week -- everyone's favorite rock and roll trio FAT CREEPS released a pretty sweet new video for their track "Daydreaming," which will be included on an upcoming split with Zebu! on Feeding Tube Records.
So listen, no one needs a shitty VH-1 clip show to inform us that this has been pretty much the Best Summer Ever. Though it's only July 9, I've had a hell of a time so far, eating mad pizza and hanging out at endless weekend pool parties. But things got a bit hairy when those two faves collided a few weeks ago up in beautiful and scenic Beverly, Massachusetts.
In one of the most visually appealing music videos we've seen in a while -- and without any of the therapy-inducing nipple visuals of that Big Digits video we last lassoed under Awesome Video Alert -- ensemble indie-pop collective the MICHAEL J. EPSTEIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY is back with "Amylee." Shrinky-Dink-like depictions of the band assemble to ward off the oncoming dolphinpocalypse (lolque?) by enlisting a female shark assassin to travel to outer space and destroy their marine mammal counterparts.
Last time we caugt a whiff of BIG DIGITS in the Awesome Video Alert, the human 5-Hour-Energy Boost electro-rap duo of Mac Machine and TD were making smart business deals, signing sexy contracts, and throwing freaky birthday parties. They were straight up "Mak-ing Pro-gress."
Now Digitos Grandes are back in action with another track off Know Tomorrow, and are still screaming for our "Attention."
The fine folks at Allston Village Main Streets like to remind us that, yes, indeed, “It’s All in Allston.” It’s more than a catchy slogan, and certainly more than a shallow battlecry for old dudes like me who have lived there for the past decade, refusing to retire to Brighton or Cambridge or even Waltham as the college students remain the same vomitinous age while washed-up gents like me keep getting older and sober by the second.