Showing posts with label Mallcops. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Mallcops. Show all posts

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2015 Sets the Bar High for Local Music - B&R Looks Back At Our Favorite Records of This Year

May you get drunk on wine beer new music in the new year. (image credit)

The best part of our job is finding new, local music that rivals anything you're hearing on the radio today, and then getting to talk to the people who created it. Going beyond the press release, we ask the questions that deepen the meaning of the song, highlight the passion of the artist and recognize the growing talent of the New England music scene.

Not totally comprehensive, but a good representation of our favorites from this year, here are Bishop & Rook's top records of 2015 (in no particular order). 2016 is coming, click here for details on how you can submit music and written contributions to the Boston punk rock and indie music blog offering premium reviews, limit one per cocktail.

Artist: Twin Foxes
Record: S/T
Article: We Measure Twin Foxes' Emoness with Debut EP, Courtesy of Disposable America

Artist: Grenades in the Archives
Record: Dressed Up Like Armageddon
Article: All ‘Dressed Up Like Armageddon’ With No Place To Go - New Punk From Grenades in the Archives

Artist: Tied to a Bear
Record: Safe, Boring & Safe
Article: Tied To A Bear's Debut LP ‘Safe, Boring & Safe’ & Record Release Show Announcement

Artist: Choke Up
Record: Black Coffee, Bad Habits
Article: Choke Up's Debut LP Leaves Us Speechless - Pre-order 'Black Coffee, Bad Habits'

Artist: Salem Wolves
Record: (Series of singles)
Article: Refining The Formula – Salem Wolves Dish on Band Growth, New Projects and a BIG Announcement

Artist: Rebuilder
Record: Rock & Roll In America
Article: Rebuiler’s Debut LP, How ‘Allston Christmas’ Influenced Album Art & What Exactly Is ‘Gnarly Rock’

Artist: Today Junior
Record: Ride the Surf
Article: Today Junior’s Sound Gets Ocean-soaked And Sunburnt in Ride The Surf

Artist: Mallcops
Record: The Funniest Joke You've Ever Told
Article: Sorry, Too Busy Feeling Feelings: Mallcops’ 'The Funniest Joke You've Ever Told' is an Addiction 

Artist: Bay Faction
Record: S/T

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Sorry, Too Busy Feeling Feelings: Mallcops’ 'The Funniest Joke You've Ever Told' is an Addiction

This is not abandonment. This is just your common sense. - "Ambulances" by Mallcops

"The lyrics always come first. 'The Funniest Joke You've Ever Told’ is the first part in a much larger story."

'The Funniest Joke You've Ever Told' is a record of monumental content. Put it on your iPod, listen to it on your way to work, and listen to it on your way home. Add it to your gym mix and run until your heart feels like it's about to explode. Listen to it when you're sober, and when you've had a few; and before you go to bed at night. Listen to it to feel something, to remember something, to regret something, and to justify something. Listen to it because Mallcops has perfectly articulated the most uncomfortable, awkward and emotionally vulnerable time in a relationship more than you ever could.

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XLI

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Volume too deep into roman numerals that we don't even know anymore. It's number 41. We found new stuff from Donna Bummer, Mallcops (playing Out of the Blue Too on November 11th), Beach Slang (in town at Great Scott November 24th), Weekened Friends (playing The Shelia Divine record release show at The Sinclair November 25th) and a Golden Ale Beer Cocktail courtesy of The Beeroness.

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