DOWNLOAD: Club D'Elf, "Halloween" (mp3)
Not the Misfits song, but instead a setting of the Harry Behn kids' poem, in a musical setting that comes from an odd source: Club D'elf drummer Erik Kerr's mom, who used to sing this tune to him in his romper-room days. With Kerr providing a rare vocal, Mike Rivard's postjazz supergroup vamps it up into a shmooove R&B tune, then assaults the melody with spook-city organ, ominous electronic noise, and a DJ scratching in B-movie horror dialogue.
Michael Potvin of Fantasy Mirrors and the Campaign for Real-Time: "Pat, Check This Out, or, A List of Bass Lines That I Dig"
1. Steve Miller Band, "Serenade"
2. Paul McCartney, "Goodnight Tonight"
3. Justice Vs Simian, "Never Be Alone"
4. Joe Jackson, "Steppin' Out"
5. Chromeo, "100%"
Bodega's Oliver Mak: "Top 5 Reasons To Love the Boston Music
Edited by Will Spitz
5_Our heritage: Morphine, the Noise, the Pixies, Buffalo Tom, Lemonheads, This Is Boston Not L.A.,
Juliana Hatfield, the Modern Lovers, Monoman, the Rat, the Middle East, Newbury
Comics, WMBR, all-ages hardcore shows at the Elks Lodge, the weird mid-'90s ska
explosion, and all the past scenes that have brought danger and magic to this
Pet Genius: “Top 5 Songs Alluding to Bodily Functions”
1_ The Minutemen,
“The Roar of the Masses Could Be Farts”
2_ Bad Brains, “Pay To Cum”
3_ The Replacements,
“Gary's Got a Boner”
4_ The Melvins, “Up the Dumper”
5_ Stone Temple Pilots,
“Wet My Bed”
Jesse Gallagher of Apollo Sunshine: “Top 5 Fresh Foods for
4_Sunflower seed milk
Apollo Sunshine play the Paradise
Wednesday, October 3, with Dr. Dog and the High Strung.
Tommy Allen of Drug Rug: “Best bands seen while working
either the Middle East
or P.A.’s Lounge this year”
1_ The Subjects
4_ Baba Yaga
5_ Tony the Bookie’s Daniel
Drug Rug celebrate the release of their debut album at P.
DOWNLOAD: Ketman, "Chapter Four" (mp3)WATCH: Ketman at YouTubeVISIT: www.ketman.comFRIEND: http://myspace.com/ketman
About this time last year, we brought you a track from Ketman’s EP Esperanto. They’ve since recorded a full-length (finally), but then they wrote so many new songs that they’ve whipped out a new EP and are releasing it in advance of the album.
Modest Mouse cares for lovelorn robots.
In case you missed Spoon's April MFA date, they've just announced a show at the Roxy on October 17. Tickets go on sale July 21.
Interactivity is quickly replacing plot-driven, film short concepts as the hot new trend in the world of music videos (sorry Justin and Scarlett, we're the YouTube generation, we don't have time for your lengthy love affairs).?xml:namespace>
Well, it's nice to see that even when blessed with an excess of talent, the Rumble still finds a way to suck yak balls. Some things never change. And yet . . . and yet it could've been so different. Looking at the semis lineup last week, it seemed so promising. Or maybe the judges just got wind that if Protokoll, Eli Reed, and Age Rings had made it to the finals, they were going to perform a single 90-minute collaborative set.
Here's the scoop on Converge's Kurt Ballou when he's in the producer's chair: quiet most of the time, really meticulous about drums and guitar, super nice dude, turns intno a total sally when his girl comes round. Don't tell anyone we called him a sally. We're pretty sure he'd kill us. And plus, he produced our friend's totally-not-even-remotely-a-metal-band MAKiNG IT RIGHT
We cannot tell you how psyched we are to post this song. We cannot tell you how psyched we are that this band exists. Warning: unless you spent many hours living 15 minutes away from New Jersey, obsessing over obscure sleaze-metal bands like Heaven's Edge, you may not lose quite as much of your shit as we do every time this song comes on.