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A Heart is a Spade: Savoir Adore Debuts New Video



December 2014
Frankie Cosmos
"Zentropy
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If you like unassuming, short and charming pop songs about high school, firemen and buses, look no further than 19 year old singer-songwriter Frankie Cosmos. In her just released first full-length 'Zentropy,' (though she's put out at least 40 other digital records on Bandcamp over the years - no joke!) Greta Kline reveals much of her inner child, whether singing about what her dad is up to or how birthdays don't mean you're getting older. But 'Zentropy' equally exposes a young lady just beginning to wrestle with explorations of love and life anxieties. It's a fascinating journey just begun, and songs like "Birthday" (streaming below), showcase a melodic talent that's not afraid to experiment with tempo changes and assorted influences, without losing her signature, intimate style. 
If Frankie Cosmos manages to keep half these levels of prolificity in her 20s, we can definitely expect a bunch of hits from her. Because great music - like everything else - is all about trying hard. - Mike Levine (@Goldnuggets)

 
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Slim Wray
blues rock, happy hearts
by: Michael Haskoor date:April 4, 2014 - MORE
Tei Shi
mermaid music
by: Dean Van Nguyen date:March 17, 2014 - MORE
Christine Hoberg
minimal heavens
by: Dean Van Nguyen date:January 7, 2014 - MORE
Oh Honey
short and sweet with mitchy collins
by: Sam Kogon date:December 20, 2013 - MORE
The 60's
Bob Dylan

Simon and Garfunkel

Velvet Underground
The 70's
Television
Patti Smith
The New York Dolls

The Ramones

The Talking Heads
Richard Hell
The Dead Boys
Blondie
Suicide
Lydia Lunch
DNA  
Mars
The Contortions  
The 80's
Sonic Youth
Bad Brains
Beastie Boys
Bruce Springsteen
Swans
The Feelies
Laurie Anderson
They Might Be Giants
John Zorn
Arto Lindsay
Sonic Youth
The Fleshtones
The 90's

Jeff Buckley

The Magnetic Fields
Yo La Tengo
Soul Coughing
Cat Power
The 00's
The Strokes
Interpol
TV on The Radio
Fiery Furnaces
Yeah Yeah Yeahs
The Bravery
Animal Collective
Bright Eyes
Devendra Banhart
Moldy Peaches
Le Tigre
Liars
Blonde Redhead
Grizzly Bear
 

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Tall Heights treks across New England in spring tour

After a while, folk music can all seem to blend together into one big sea of acoustic guitars and delicate voices. What makes Boston’s Tall Heights stand out is its beautiful two-part male harmonies, supplied by Tim Harrington and Paul Wright, who, in addition, play guitar and cello, respectively. “Man of Stone,” the title track of the band's latest release, reaches the emotional heights of Bon Iver’s most memorable work, complete with wailing strings and careful guitar strums. Later on the album, the duo leans more toward traditional folk music on “Flash Boom,” its flawless harmonies never faltering. If they’ve got you captivated, you can check out Tall Heights at their upcoming New England tour dates throughout the end of next month. – Jake Reed


3/27 – Colinsville, CT – Bridge Street Live (with Miss Tess)
4/09 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground (with Wild Child)
4/10 – Cambridge, MA – The SInclar (with Wild Child)
4/24 – Northampton, MA – Iron Horse Music Hall
4/26 – Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square (with Ryan Montbleau)

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There's no fog in Andrew Scandal's "Mosaic Mirrors"

Boston’s Andrew Scandal released the album Mosaic Mirrors last month, and the eight-song collection is as trippy as it is captivating. The indie singer knows when to keep it organic (“Rainy Room,” which features instrumentation by The Lightyears) and when to let synths take center stage – check out the 8-bit Nintendo bleep that leads into “Fluorescent Dreams.” Album opener “Superpowers” is a highlight, with its “Do-do-do-do you know” hook and the disorienting vocal echos that crop up throughout the track. Since the album’s release, Andrew’s been keeping busy: he is featured on “Night Swim,” a collaboration with London-based artist ZEEN, and will play at Hotel Vernon in Worcester, MA, on March 21. – Jake Reed

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The Ukiah Drag takes a "Trip" with new single

Before heading out on a brief East Coast tour with the Men, the Ukiah Drag has released its latest single “Dirt Trip.” The song’s dark, distorted melodies and speak-singing vocals make it the perfect cut to soundtrack a movie scene set in hell – not to mention the haunting pitch-shifted hook “If you pray, you’ll be saved.” By the end of the track, its psychedelic production takes over, with one guitar moving along with the bass while another wails in the distance. The single will be released on March 4, along with the B-side “Poison Ivy,” and the Ukiah Drag will make a local stop on March 2 at Great Scott in Allston. Check out the full list of tour dates below. – Jake Reed

March 2: Allston, MA - Great Scott*
March 3: Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel*
March 4: Philadelphia, PA - Johnny Brenda's*
March 5: New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom *
March 6: Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio°
*with the Men
°record release show with IVY and PC Worship

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Fat History Month takes its latest record on the road (again)

Fat History Month has a left-of-center sound that awarded them an odd type of celebrity – recognition within DIY music scenes nationwide. Still riding on the hype of its latest release, last April’s Bad History Month, the band will be crossing the country in March, including a three-day stint in Austin, before returning to New England for a show in Bloomfield, CT, on March 22. A duo made up of guitarist/vocalist Sean History Month and drummer Mark History Month, the band’s sound is made up of simple components but made unique thanks to constantly changing percussive patterns and guitar tones, and of course, Sean’s nonchalance as he delivers lines like “It was all me. I'm Bad History. I burnt down Rome, and Chicago too.” As local scenes become permeated with overproduced and overthought bodies of work, it’s nice to hear something a bit more bare-bones, and that’s what makes Fat History Month stand out amongst its peers nationwide. – Jake Reed

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New England Music Awards this Saturday in Lowell

The 2014 New England Music Awards are finally upon us. This Saturday, February 22, New England's best local musicians will gather to duke it out for awards like Best in State and Indie/Pop Act of the Year. The show will also feature performances by musicians like Nemes, Dressed for the Occasion and The Deli New England featured artist Sarah Borrello. Score your ticket to the event here, and in case you missed them, check out our interviews with five nominees below.

Indie/Pop Act of the Year: Dan & the Wildfire
Country Act of the Year: Ashley Jordan
Hip Hop Act of the Year: Young Kaii
Best in State: Vermont: Jatoba
Best in State: Massachusetts: Bad Rabbits

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Shorewave Records Presents: Honeywild, Fax Holiday and Funeral Advantage on February 22

Boston/Brooklyn-based label Shorewave Records is taking over the Tasty Burger basement in Harvard Sq. (Cambridge, MA)  this Saturday night, February 22. Upon first glance, that may not seem like a novel occurence (there's a ton of "Brooklyn" and "Boston/Brooklyn" labels and promotions groups out there vying for attention), but the quality of this bill sets Shorewave apart from the competition. Honeywild (on the Shorewave roster) will be joined by my local favorite Fax Holiday and Funeral Advantage, starting promptly at 9PM. 

Doors are at 8PM and the show is FREE. The Shorewave bill will be followed by another epic event produced by Eye Design (featuring Ontario-based The Dirty Nil), so be sure to stick around after the show to catch even more rad tunes.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)

 


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