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Friday, June 16, 2017

Song Premiere - Beached Boy "Hold Me Down"

Put some SPF 100 on these songs because they are sizzlin'.

It’s a new music kind of day. Amiright? Emerging from the depths of Allston with a press release soaked in puns, arrives the premiere of "Hold Me Down" off the 4-song debut EP 'Open Island' by self-proclaimed marina rock band, Beached Boy.

Comprised of singer/songwriter Brendan Grafe, Kevin DeStefano (Bad Actors), Harley Cox (Choke Up) and Will Buiel (Kitner), Beached Boy has taken Grafe’s acoustic emo material, backed it with a driving ensemble of pop punk origins and created an accelerated, scorched and scorned summer sound. Learn these lyrics because you’ll be shouting them alongside your friends at the next Beached Boy show.

Let’s party. Check out 'em out during their record release show July 1st at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston featuring Luau, Clever Girls (VT), Saccharine and Jeff Rowe (event details). 'Open Island' will be available via cassette and digital download June 30th via Prospect Records. Follow Beached Boy on Facebook for additional release information.

Friday, July 8, 2016

New Noise from We Can All Be Sorry + Release Show Details

Celebrate with We Can All Be Sorry on July 21st.

Boston label, Eye Design Records, to release 'Weekend Sorry' by locals We Can All Be Sorry. The bedroom pop band’s newest recording will be available via cassette tape and digital download ($5 each) on the label’s site. As a preview, you can stream the first track off the new record, "Nowhere Us" now.

Continuing the band’s distinct wistful and off-kilter sound, 'Weekend Sorry' is a perfect record for muddled and mild summer porch life. We Can All Be Sorry will play their record release show on July 21st at Great Scott in Allston with Spook the Herd and Kiss Concert (details).  And head to Plough and Stars on July 31st for the next free ‘Know Your Scene’ event presented by Eye Design featuring Plastic Waves and Violet Intent (details).

WCABS Tour Dates:

7/2 Raleigh NC
7/3 Athens GA
7/4 Atlanta GA
7/5 Nashville TN
7/6 Bloomington IL
7/8 Chicago IL
7/10 NYC
7/12 Boston MA
7/15 New Haven CT
7/20 Providence RI
7/21 Allston MA
7/22 Washington DC

Friday, June 17, 2016

Music Video: Air Traffic Controller “On The Wire”

Purchase 'Black Box' from Air Traffic Controller now.

Air Traffic Controller has released the newest music video associated with their 2016 ‘Black Box’ album. (We thoroughly enjoyed the band's previous music video for "The House" last fall). The audio/visual is for track “On The Wire”, originally premiering on Bullet Media and written and directed by Olivia Saperstein and Max Lapointe.

The video depicts a young woman who has had enough of her unhinged relationship and joins up with another spirited wonder on her adventure to experience life in the now. “On The Wire” evokes feelings of relief and freedom, spotted with the tinge of uncertainty as the two characters embark on whatever is to come next. 

Air Traffic Controller kicks off their summer tour next week, stopping in Lowell, MA on July 15th and Portsmouth, NH on August 6th. View the full tour dates.

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Monday, March 7, 2016

The Field Effect Announced at Lizard Lounge


The Field Effect announces their return to Boston on March 26th during OldJack’s Last Saturdays at Lizard Lounge, Cambridge. This will be the band’s first hometown show in almost a year as they fill in for recent Rock 'n' Rumble selects Weekened Friends – who are now abiding by Rumble Rules.

See The Field Effect with Wild Sun and OldJack on March 26th // event details.

Follow the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble on Facebook for event information.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Stream Fucko's Debut LP 'Dealing With the Weird' + Vinyl Release Info

All heart, zero fuck(o)s. 'Dealing With the Weird' is raw, fun, and the efforts of hardwork.

We’ve known them since they were baby fuckos, feeling the feels and slinging miscellaneous merch at O’Brien’s Pub. Now they’re grown up and on a label that has been favoring the local punks in recent years. Freshly signed to New Jersey’s Black Numbers Records, Fucko will release their debut LP ‘Dealing With the Weird’ at Firebrand Saints in Kendall Square, Cambridge on March 5th. ($5 // 9PM // 18+), with friends Choke Up and Pleasure Gap, presented by Eye Design. Event Details.

The 11-track record is streaming in its entirety on New Noise Magazine. The sweet, sweet combination of Damone, The Breaders and Chumped, pour yourself a glass of treat-yo-self wine and press play. We super heart the mid-to-end section with “Wake Up”, “Sewn Seeds”, “Vladimore”, and “Buzz”.

You can pre-order ‘Dealing With the Weird’ on vinyl over at Black Records’ homebase now. Limited pressing (300 black, 200 purple, 30 test press). Follow Fucko on Facebook for additional information. See you at the show.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Save Ends Signed to Black Numbers, 'Bout to Release 'Hug Your Friends' EP, Will Make You Feel More Feelings

Freak flags will fly - Save Ends to release highly anticipated EP.

One of the O'Brien's the cities best feel-feelings band, Save Ends, has signed to Black Numbers Records, joining friends Great Lakes USA, Choke Up, and most recently, Fucko. To celebrate, the band will be releasing the 'Hug Your Friends' EP, follow up to 2013's 'Warm Hearts, Cold Hands' (Tiny Engines).

In anticipation, NPR Music has released the first single to the 4-song EP entitled "I Fell Asleep", and the band released the record cover art, dedicated to a staple individual of the Boston punk scene.

From the band's Facebook page:

The photo was taken by our friend Adam Haut, one of the best humans to ever live, who passed away in August. He walked dogs for a living and would take tons of great nature photos on his walks. This shot is one of those pictures. The Boston punk community, and humanity at large, lost an amazing person that day. His passing really put a lot of things into perspective. Especially how important it is to show those close to you how much they mean. Hug your friends, everybody.

True Story:
'Hug Your Friends' will be out later this year, get your pre-order on here.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

You’ve Got To Stay Humble When You’re Giving Them Hell – The Okay Win Releases ‘Cannon Mouth’

Purchase your copy of The Okay Win's 'Cannon Mouth' now via Bandcamp.

Singer / songwriter gruff with an orchestral country twang, The Okay Win’s 2016 ‘Cannon Mouth’ continues the contemplative and powerful vibe synonymous with the band, however, the EP almost didn’t happen.

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.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Video Premiere: Bundles - “Dead Reckoning”

Getting sounds in the Rubber Tracks studio. (image credit)

We’re excited to premier Bundles’ music video for “Dead Reckoning” off their soon-to-be-released record. The 2:26 video (created by John Schoeck and Mike Silva) highlights the band’s Converse Rubber Tracks experience back in August.

“We got to the studio around 11am and I think had finished basic tracking by 1pm and were out of there with a finished, mixed track by 5pm. The staff was super friendly and very easy to work with,” Bundles bassist Brain Jones recalls. The song was later re-mixed and mastered with the band’s producer, Dave Age (Favorite Atomic Hero) at his studio Union Digital.

“Dead Reckoning” is one of two tracks premiered by the band earlier this fall. Although talks have been initiated on how the record will be released, Bundles’ sophomore EP has yet to have an official release date. But, per Jones, the band would “love to chat” with anyone interested in working with the band.

See Bundles at ONCE in Somerville on November 20th and at the Quincy Sons of Italy for a benefit show on November 25th. Details below. Listen to a more in-depth recap of what went down in the Rubber Tracks studios via the band’s guest DJ episode on Mutiny on the Microphone podcast. Follow Bundles on Facebook and Twitter for additional show and release information.

Upcoming Shows:

November 20th at ONCE :: with Alarms, Garbage Cans of Fire

November 25th at Quincy Sons of Italy :: with Jesse Ahern, The Coalition, Alarms, Cactus Attack and Mike McColgan and Friends

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World Premier: Bundles' Streams 2 New Tracks – Exclusively on Mutiny on the Microphone

Friday, October 30, 2015

Fresh Listen: “Washout” – Donna Bummer

New band. New music. Free download.

Donna Bummer (members of Grandview and The Dirty Looks) is the latest band to emerge from the basements of Lowell, MA. Here for you is a new listen, “Washout”, is available for free download (at a name your price donation) on Bandcamp. “We're currently writing full force, hoping to have something out before summer to tour on,” Devin LaRocque tells Bishop & Rook.

You can catch Donna Bummer at UnchARTed in Lowell on November 5th with Worried Well (ME), Western Education and Weakened Friends (Annie Hoffman of The Field Effect’s newish band). Full event details here.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Kurt von Stetten Plays All of the Instruments in Music Video for “Spanish Ship” Off ‘Bon Fortuna’, Out Now

Grab your digital copy of 'Bon Fortuna' now.

Kurt von Stetten’s 10th solo album, ‘Bon Fortuna’, is now available via Static Motor Recordings as a digital download for $7. Watch the music video for first track “Spanish Ships” below. Since 2006 von Stetten has released a full-length album every year on which he plays every instrument.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Born Without Bones Acoustic Video + Show Dates

Born Without Bones' frontman Scott Ayotte recently worked with Table Three Media to produce a music video of an acoustic version of “Rough Terrain” off the band’s 2013 LP ‘Baby’ (Animal Style Records). The band is currently on their own fall tour, with a homecoming show on 10/17 in Worcester, but has already announced they have picked up a few east coast dates on the Dead Leaves and PINE fall tour in November, including 11/14 at The Democracy Center (see details above). Follow Born Without Bones on Facebook for additional show information.

Table Three Media is a media production company comprised of talented individuals, each with experience in various branches of the media arts including photography, video, printmaking, graphic design, web design and social media marketing. The culminating point of this organization is to utilize creative collaboration to efficiently provide artists in the music industry with the resources they need to produce album packaging, promotional photo shoots, music videos, social media bases, and general press kits for media advancement. In short, they make awesome things with awesome people. Holla at em.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Bay Faction Skips School to Sing About the Cues and Codes of Sex

College kids singin' bout college kid stuff.

“I guess I never really knew how cold this house could get
without the alcohol and people helping me forget.”

– Jasper Wildlife Assoc.

Advancing past the early hurdles of “oh oh ohs” and the trite line “that sound that sound my favorite sound”, both of which are rudimentary content killers, Bay Faction’s S/T (released 9/29/15) gains confidence and opens up to reveal a smooth and clean narration of reactions to emotional situations. By the end, you’re wanting more.

“[The album] concept is an observation of the culture surrounding our generation,” Bay Faction frontman James McDermott tells Bishop & Rook. “Primarily sex, sexuality and the codes and cues associated with the identification that comes with each.” The Boston-based trio is compromised of students currently taking time off from school to pursue the band and an upcoming tour to promote their debut LP. The tour kicks off via rock n' roll halfway house Top Hat Factory (ask a punk) on October 9th and ends at The Red Room Cafe 939 on November 20th.

An indie rock band with jazz influences, Bay Faction’s sound could play nicely with locals Horse Mode ‘ (Ocelot Records) or Sports..

'Bay Faction' is available as a free digital download via Bandcamp. CDs and vinyl available via Counter Intuitive Records. 12" vinyl is available in a limited run of 250 black and 250 white. Follow Bay Faction on Facebook for additional show information.

Standout tracks: (4) Coyote, (6) Beach Book, (8) Jasper Wildlife Assoc.

Full track listing:
  1. Bloody Nose
  2. Captive Cow
  3. Cutter
  4. Coyote
  5. Sasquatch .22
  6. Beach Book
  7. Casting Couch
  8. Jasper Wildlife Association

Thursday, October 1, 2015

World Premier: Bundles' Streams 2 New Tracks – Exclusively on Mutiny on the Microphone

Listen here first - Bundles premiers two new tracks off upcoming EP.

In anticipation of their sophomore EP, Boston’s indie rock trio Bundles is releasing two new songs; “Dead Reckoning” from their 2015 Converse Rubber Tracks session and “Prisoners” off of the forthcoming EP. The songs will debut this Thursday, October 1st exclusively on Mutiny On The Microphone Podcast. Listen to the band's episode below (for those of you who can't wait, try marks 5:58 and 29:25).

Bundles introduced themselves in the spring of 2013 with their debut self-titled EP; a 4-track collection of tight, lo-fi songs, produced within 10 hours of studio time - available to stream and purchase on Bandcamp. After a string of successful shows opening for bands such as A. Sinclair, Cayetana and Beach Slang, the band returned to the studio (for more than 10 hours this time) to produce their 7-track sophomore EP, recorded, mixed and mastered at Phoenix Down (Somerville) with John Scott and David Age (of Favorite Atomic Hero), set to be released as soon as someone will pay for it. You’ll find that these new songs, while still very much a Bundles record, move the band into a tighter and more polished sound.

Follow Bundles on Facebook and Twitter for additional show and release information.

On a mobile device? Listen here. Catch Bundles live in November:

October 23rd // 8PM // Ticket link
Cuisine en Locale // 156 Highland Ave., Somerville, MA
RTT Presents Masked Intruder and Friends
Featuring Masked Intruder (WI // Fat Wreck Chords), The Copyrights (IL // Redscare Records), Not Scientists, The New Warden, New Grenada and Bundles

Full Track Listing:
1. The Dornishman’s Wife
2. The Glow
3. Prisoner’s Dilemma
4. Oh, Brazil
5. In Like a Lion, out on the lam
6. TKC
7. Normans at the Battle of Hastings
8. Dead Reckoning

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Masked Intruder and Friends Announced at Cuisine en Locale

Monday, September 28, 2015

10 for 10 – Kurt von Stetten Streams First Track Off Upcoming 10th Solo Release ‘Bon Fortuna’

Boston's Kurt von Stetten set to release his TENTH solo record on 10/6.

Kurt von Stetten is set to release ‘Bon Fortuna’, the Boston multi-instrumentalist’s 10th solo effort in 10 years, on October 6th via Static Motor Recordings. Fans can cleanse their palates with a sample of releases off the new album including track #1, a 2:14 driving ramble entitled “Spanish Ship”.

Considering Kurt von Stetten's sonic range, you’re sure to find a dreamy, multi-layered and methodical record with ‘Bon Fortuna’. Follow KvS on Facebook and Twitter for additional release details.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXXIX

New music, our picks for September shows and THE SHARK PUNCHER.

Welcome Back Freshman. Moving blow. Go to a show. Providence, Rhode Island’s emo trio Twin Foxes will be at Charlie’s Kitchen in Harvard Square with Tied to a Bear on September 14th, New Hampshire’s spunky Little My is with Fucko at Middle East Upstairs on September 22nd and New York garage band Soda Bomb is playing at O’Brien’s Pub with Sneeze on September 23rd. All of this and more featured in our September Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Spotify playlist, plus partake in The Shark Puncher - a spiced rum recipe for you and your friends.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Answerman Debuts New Single, Plans a 9-Band Record Release Show

Stream new track "Mother's Milk" from Answerman now.

Local indie rock band Answerman is streaming “Mother’s Milk”, the first single off of their upcoming EP ‘SWYM ’ – due out September 4th and complimented by a 9-band, 2-stage extravaganza at Middle East Downstairs, sponsored by WEMF Radio.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Stream the First Single Off of Sports.' Debut Full-Length 'Demon Daze'

Listen to "Words That Rhyme With Different, etc.' now. (image by Steven Pribramsky Jr.)

Boston indie / emo rock band Sports. announces debut full-length album entitled 'Demon Daze' with teaser track "Words That Rhyme With Different, etc". The 10-song record is due out August 25th and is the follow up to 2013's 'We'll Get to it Eventually'.

Follow Sports. on Facebook and Twitter for additional release information. See the full track listing below.


1. I Love To Be Chill
2. Matt Damon
3. Words That Rhyme With Different, etc
4. I Am The Boy
5. Ridge Road
6. Spooky Damon
7. Steven Believin’
8. Good Will Haunting
9. Rick’s Licks (A Harsh Tale)
10. Police//You’re Outta Here

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Music Video: Bellwire "Time Out"

Download 'Time Out' for free (at a name your price donation) now.

Boston garage/powerpop band Bellwire demonstrates their reckless use of scissors in the newest music video "Time Out", produced by Ben Bocko.

The single is the second track to be released off their future full-length, due out spring of 2016, produced by Elio DeLuca (Titus Andronicus, Hallelujah the Hills) and supported by Spark and Fizz Records. The LP is a follow up to February’s ‘Following the Plan’ 7”, available for purchase on Bandcamp now.

Bellwire will set out on tour, presumably to be filled with ‘spazz and jangle’, this October and again next spring, but before all that, you can catch them at PA’s Lounge on July 23rd (event details) and O’Brien’s Pub August 28th plus snag your copy of "Time Out" for free

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Bent Shapes & Aloud Play Emerson's BLACK BOX SOUNDS July 24th

See Bent Shapes July 24th. Tickets available now.

ArtsEmerson, under the leadership of Polly Carl, David Dower, and David Howse, announces BLACK BOX SOUNDS, the continuation of the successful live music concert series that previously featured the likes of Tigerman WOAH, Faces on Film and Sidewalk Driver, under a new name, with new concerts that will extend through the next year. The first of which is Friday, July 24, 2015 featuring Bent Shapes, Aloud, and Tommy Palmer (of Babydriver) at the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre at the Emerson/Paramount Center, located at 559 Washington Street, Boston.

Tickets are $12 and can be purchases online.

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