Showing posts with label pop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pop. Show all posts

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

Saturday, April 16, 2016

The Organ Beats Give You a Taste of What is Yet to Come with the 'Only Human' EP

"[‘Only Human’] is just a little taste for our fans
to show them what we've been working on.”

The Organ Beats’ 3-song EP ‘Only Human’ is a satisfying dose of power pop. Focusing on quality vs. quantity, we get an energetic title track, a memorable ballad, plus a remastered version of “When We Were Young” for that nostalgic teenage love kick. “We went with the EP for now because we've been experimenting with recording on our own and had these songs in the bag,” the band tells Bishop & Rook. “We definitely plan on a full length in time. [‘Only Human’] is just a little taste for our fans to show them what we've been working on.” ‘Only Human’ was produced by Alex Fiorentino at Doghouse East Studios and Mastered by Nick Z. at New Alliance East.

Standout track for this teaser EP is “Crazy Eyes” with an insane three-and-a-half minutes of reverb capping off the seven minute song. We can only hope the live version is just as epic.

A music video for the title track accompanies the release and features the band experiencing a galactic fantasy before crashing landing in "Waltham, MA, Urth" (shot, directed, edited and animated by Tim Dennesen of Punchdance Inc. and originally premiering on BlankTV).

'Only Human' is available on Bandcamp for $3. You can also download the band's full discography for $17.55 (35% savings). Follow The Organ Beats on Facebook and visit the band's official website for additional release information and upcoming show announcements.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Air Traffic Controller Releases Music Video + Tour Dates

See Air Traffic Controller at BMH on November 30th.

In the spirit of family holidays, here is an endearing, poppy video for you. Boston’s Air Traffic Controller releases the music video for “The House” off of the band’s next studio album (originally debuting on MTVU and written/directed by Michael Parks Randa and filmed on location in Randa's hometown of Sherborn, MA). “It's a true story about Dave [Munro] growing up in greater Boston, Brady Bunch style, and I'm sure it will bring a smile to your face.” It did. We also have the overwhelming urge to throw glitter. And Paris Peterson is our spirit animal. "The House” accompanies new songs “People Watching” and “On the Wire” – all of which have been featured on Spotify’s official New Music Tuesday playlist.

See ATC during their all ages show at Brighton Music Hall on Monday, November 30th with Jared & The Mill and Amy and the Enginepurchase tickets here.

Full Tour Dates:

11/27 - Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. - Purcellville, VA
11/28 - Jammin Java - Vienna, VA
11/29 - Knitting Factory - Brooklyn, NY
11/30 - Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
12/2 - The Cave - Toronto, ON
12/3 - Beachland Tavern - Cleveland, OH
12/5 - Beat Kitchen - Chicago, IL
12/6 - 7th St Entry - Minneapolis, MN
12/7 - The Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
12/8 - On Air - 89.9 WLCA St. Louis
12/8 - Old Rock House - St. Louis, MO
12/9 - Albert S George Youth Center - Barnesville, OH

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

Friday, June 26, 2015

The I Want You 'Coast' EP Release Party

Nothing says party like a late night party.
This Saturday, June 27th, Eye Design and Firebrand Saints present The I Want You 'Coast' EP Record Release Party with Hands and Knees, The Four Point Restraints and 2015 Rock 'n' Roll Rumble participant Psychic Dog.

$5//9:30PM//21+ (full event details)

Check out the new music video for title track "Coast" below (which, if you are fond of the most recent Spoon stuff, this will be your jam), premiered earlier this week on Vanyaland.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Pulitzer Prize Fighter Covers "Such Great Heights" - Free Bandcamp Download

Pulitzer Prize Fighter taps brings the harmonies with Postal Service cover.

Boston's pop alt band Pulitzer Prize Fighter have released a cover of The Postal Service's "Such Great Heights" as a free download on Bandcamp. "For the foreseeable future we'll be periodically dropping free covers in between original releases," states the band's Facebook page. PPF will be releasing a new single entitled "Wicked" sometime next month.

Related Stories:

Pulitzer Prize Fighter Releases New Single "Lies" Off Upcoming EP
Pulitzer Prize Fighter Wins with Debut EP
Music Video Premier: Soft Pyramids "Trouble"

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Dance Like Nobody's Watching with Charly Bliss 2/28 at O'Brien's Pub

See Charly Bliss with Bent Shapes, Chandos and Fucko at O'Brien's Pub 2/28.

Listen, if we hear that a female-fronted band from NYC is heading up to Boston, we take notice. New York has a decent track record, Slothrust, Chumped, Swearin’, and Charly Bliss fits nicely into our fangirl obsession.

If Betty Boop had an indie band, this is what we think it would sound like. Eva Hendricks’ sugary, spunky vocals add a deceivingly innocent tone to the catchy pop rock 3-song EP Soft Serve; available to stream and purchase (digital and vinyl) at Bandcamp.

Dance like nobody's watching and catch their live set at O'Brien's Pub this Saturday (February 28th) with Bent Shapes, Chandos and Fucko, presented by Eye Design. Event details here.

Charly Bliss is a four piece indie band from Westport, Connecticut based out of New York City formed in the winter of 2011 and comprised of (sister/brother) Eva and Sam Hendricks, and Spencer Fox and Kevin Copeland.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Velvet Hands - “La Belle et la Bête”

Time for some free music from across the pond.

#BandcampRoulette #SoundCloudRoulette! More accurately, SoundCloud submission that we really liked.

The Velvet Hands is a four-piece band (with a singer who strikes a shocking resemblance to Alex from Target) from Cornwall, England, that will probably most likely not come to Boston anytime soon, but hey, you can still download this track for free.

“Described as ‘Cornwall’s latest snotty kids on the block’ by Lee Trewhela of [presumably very important British paper] Cornish Guardian.” Super megastar British paper also reports that The Velvet Hands is comprised of teenagers. If you like The Libertines, English accents and new music, you’ll like “La Belle et la Bête” off of the 2014 S/T EP by The Velvet Hands. Download your copy today. Bollox.

Play Bandcamp Roulette.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Life Electric at Great Scott August 28th

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Grab your free download of  The Life Electric's "Gone, Gone, Gone" before it's gone.

On Thursday, August 28th at Great Scott, Allston, Boston's electro-pop rock band and 2014 Rock N Roll Rumble alumn, The Life Electric, will take the stage with The Static Dynamic and Brent Battey's (The Wondas) new project, Le Roxy Pro.

Having opened for the likes of Neon Trees, Crash Kings and Marcy Playground under their collective belt, The Life Electric have set out for the ultimate goal in 2014: to make an epically catchy, inspired, and maybe a little weird full-length record. In anticipation for said record, you can download their 2014 single "Gone, Gone, Gone" (Zippah Records) for free now.

Advanced tickets for this $8/18+ show can be purchased online, and additional event details could/should/would be available on the official Facebook event page

Show flyer design by Nicole Anguish of Daykamp Creative.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Close Out Your Summer With "Gwen Stacy"

Patrick McCormack ACK l Bishop And Rook Boston Music Blog
Stream single "Gwen Stacy" on Bandcamp today.

If the Cure could collaborate with Arctic Monkeys, “Gwen Stacy” would be that posh and electric love child. The single off of A-C-K by Burlington, VT singer-songwriter and frontman for folk rock outfit Bandleader, Patrick McCormack, is on point with a sleek and sophisticated sound, fitting for roof top cocktail parties to backyard barbeques, available pre-release for your listening pleasures, and an ideal addition to your vacation outro playlist.

Monday, August 11, 2014

An Easy Breezy Night With Spirit Kid And Friends

Retro pop singer Spirit Kid is leaving Boston for the land of eternal sunshine. Before he peaces out to California, see Spirit Kid tonight during the 'See Ya Later Tour' with equally retro pop band Beach Toys and spooky surf rockers Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion during this edition of Rad Castle Presents at Zuzu in Central Square (21+/free/event details). A cold beer on a warm night with summer-loving music sounds pretty groovy to us. Get amped up for this evening’s show by watching Spirit Kid’s new video for “Severance”. Fun fact, we live (lived?) on the same street.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Pretty & Nice Announce Indefinite Hiatus After New Release

After 9 years, Pretty & Nice go on indefinite hiatus (image credit)

On the coattails of the band’s recent single release, Boston’s indie / electro pop band Pretty & Nice took to Facebook and Instagram yesterday afternoon to announce an indefinite hiatus. [More details after the jump]

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXV

Gin and new music ahoy! It's the Salty Dog and a brand new playlist for you.

It's summer! We made it! We dug ourselves out of the snow and now we're racking up our electric bill with AC abuse. New England you are my home. While the venues may be parched due to festival season, we have some mew music for your listening pleasure including tunes from Geronimo!, Atlantic Thrills, Slothrust, Speaker for the Dead and Zooparty. Plus, the July 2014 cocktail, straight from our love affair with gin, the Salty Dog.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Somerville PorchFest 2014

Somerville Porchfest May 17th 12-6p.

On Saturday, May 17th musicians and bands throughout Somerville will celebrate and utilize an underused public venue: The Porch. Acts—ranging from bollywood funk, cosmic americana, killer blues, Moroccan, Balkan, gospel, American space rock and clawhammer banjo—will serenade passersby from porches throughout Somerville fo’ free.

There are three time slots are based on three quadrants of the city; east to Central will be 12-2; Central to Willow will be 2-4; west of Willow 4-6.

Preview the bands, get an idea of what your Saturday itinerary should look like and play around with an interactive map at the official Somerville Arts Council’s website.

Some of our favorite names this year are “Lonely Winter Hill Hammered Dulcimer Club (of One)” at 11 Fenwick St. (12-2p), “Grump Old Men’s Old Time String Band” at 10 Willow Ave. (2-4) and “The Parking Tickets” at 242 Willow Ave. (2-4).

Oh and then there are these punks covering Toto's "Africa" at 5 Forster St. (12-2p).

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Indie Rock Ranger's Holiday Spectacular

Celebrate the holidays with Indie Rock Ranger - and don't forget your toy donation (poster credit)

On Saturday, December 14th, The Middle East Downstairs will host Indie Rock Ranger's Holiday Spectacular featuring some of Boston's favorite hometown bands.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

The Regulars - That's Fancy

The Regulars (Boston) at The Precinct 12.6.13 (image credit)

The Regulars, comprised of members of Big D and the Kids Table and Far From Finished, rocked out at Precinct Bar in Union Square, Somerville last night. With a current line up consisting of Marc Cannata (ex-Far From Finished, vox), Billy Bean (ex-Smartbomb, ex-Outbreak, Callback Holly - Guitars and Vox), Dave Siegel (Guitars), Steve Foote (ex-Big D and the Kids Table, Nick and the Adversaries - Bass) and Rick Smith (The Pomps, Rebuilder - Drums), this band is a collaboration of seasoned local musicians, creating a sound oozing with pop. Their live show was nothing short of entertaining with Smith and Bean generating some showmanship moves on stage during an anticipated energetic post midnight set. You can purchase their 5 song EP (Are You) A True Regular? for $3 on Bandcamp today. Check out their sound.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

The Young Leaves - 'Alive and Well' and Addictive

The Young Leaves 2013 full-length is 'Alive and Well' and Addictive

It’s garage, it’s indie, it’s the band from your 1994 prom, it’s The Young Leaves.

I had the pleasure of catching The Young Leaves' record release show with Born Without Bones and Save Ends back in October before all three jetsetted to Florida for FEST, and ever since then, I’ve wandered back to the band whenever I crave some solid local music.

Local Bands Nominated For 'Coolest Song In The World 2013'

Barrence Whitfield & The Savages (Boston) and The Connection (New Hampshire) are nominated for ‘The Coolest Song in the World 2013’, hosted by Little Steven’s Underground Garage. Up for the win is the 2013 Boston Music Awards nominee, Barraence Whitfield & The Savages’ “The Corner Man” off the 2013 Dig Thy Savage Soul, as well as three tracks from the groovie international sensation, The Connection, including “Comes and Goes” off of their 2012 self-titled LP and “Girls in This Town” and “Crawling From the Wreckage (Of a Saturday Night)” both from the 2013 Let It Rock! LP.

You can vote once every 24 hours up until 12PM December 28th. Vote Now.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins CD Release Show

Releases galore happen Friday, November 15th at TTs in Cambridge

Get ready for a Release Extravaganza at TT the Bear's this Friday, November 15th! 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Pulitzer Prize Fighter Wins with Debut EP

Pulitzer Prize Fighter's All Sweetness and Light EP is a fun kaleidoscope of pop, jazz and rock.

From the depths of the angsty punk rock and moody indie dominated Boston music scene comes a novel noise.

Pulitzer Prize Fighter is a Boston band comprised of five different musicians working towards one unique sound.

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