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The Last Great Kings embrace indie-folk in debut LP, play Club Bohemia 08.02

The Last Great Kings invite you to sit back and enjoy the world around you, to the tune of vibrant acoustic guitars strings. The indie-folk trio from Lynn, MA released their debut full-length album Starry Eyed Kids back in January, and it is filled with tunes that highlight the band’s fluid basslines, lively acoustic guitars, and quick-witted drums patterns. Songs like “Wow, That’s a lot of Jet Skis” have the vital story-telling ingredients of folk, that great sing-along vibe that is characteristic of New England’s famous Irish pubs. The group has a style similar to Noah and the Whale, albeit a bit more playful and stripped down. You can catch The Last Great Kings Aug 2nd at Club Bohemia in Cambridge, MA. “Wow, That’s a lot of Jet Skis” is streaming below. - Rene Cobar

Folk-rock group Among The Acres release passionate debut record, play The Half Door tonight

Among The Acres aren't your typical New England folk band, they boast an impressive pop/rock magnetism that sets them apart from the flock. The group's debut record Looking In is evidence that this quartet from Hartford, CT focuses on layering their already passionate folk compositions with elements of rock and pop for added attraction. Songs like "Moon on Fire" (streaming) make full use of gorgeous string instrument harmonies that accompanied by a throbbing kick drum and a low but intense vocal melody explode into emotional choruses. Among The Acres add killer electric guitar riffs and shimmering piano notes to many of the album's tracks, which keep the listener pleasantly surprised, and solidify the group's place among folk-rock bands of the moment such as The Lumineers. You can catch Among The Acres playing a hometown show this evening at The Half Door with support from Old Fox. - Rene Cobar

Anonymous Friends showcase their ominous brand of post-punk in debut EP

April's release of ANONYMOUS FRIENDS START A BAND by Somerville's Anonymous Friends announced beyond just their debut that this group's music punches with some powerful hands. Reverb-heavy vocals are at the center of "Bury The Bones" a sonic vortex that pulls you in with its pounding drums, extended chords, incessant riffs, and thumping bass. Anonymous Friends take the pace of The Jesus Lizard, the experimental style of Polvo, and the darkness of Bauhaus to create an ominous brand of post-punk. The group recently played at O'Brien's in Allston and is gearing up for what is sure to be a busy summer for them. We got "Bury The Bones" for you below. - Rene Cobar

Andrew North's story is one worth telling, performance set for 06.21

The music of Andrew North is precisely what you would expect to listen to on a cheery Saturday night at your favorite Bean Town jazz club. As New England as a delicious cup of clam chowder or a walk by the seacoast, Andrew North's cheery piano melodies, and uplifting lyrics have that unifying feel to them; they evoke a strong sense of community. Backed by former bandmate and good friend Pete Casselman on drums, North stepped into a Burlington, VT studio to record Lost City, his first EP released in March that encompasses years of musical and personal discoveries. In “Out of Time” Casselman’s funky drumbeat drives North’s intricate jazz tunes while in “Go North” the upbeat tempo and tender piano embellishments ooze ardent devotion for the craft. The story of Andrew North is one of resilience, of returning to long lost passions, of acceptance and love. Andrew North’s story continues as he will perform June 21st at Market Days Music in Concord, NH. “Go North” is streaming for your enjoyment below. - Rene Cobar


Paper Citizen releases evocative new single "Hands Dirty"

The new single from Boston-based indie-rock project Paper Citizen is a sonic kaleidoscope worth revisiting. The instruments in "Hands Dirty" have a luminous quality to them: the guitars are bright, the bass pristine, the drums easy on the beat, and the reverb-dipped vocals of Claire Gohst beaming with confidence. Gohst, a Singapore-born artist now in Boston started her musical journey at a young age, playing classical music, then folk, and currently penning the evocative tunes of Paper Citizen. The music has an atmospheric vibe to it, an Explosions in the Sky type of instrumentation that elicits a dreamy and upbeat feeling that borders on hope. The music carries Gohst's influences and travels and is a tell-tale sign that in Boston, she feels right at home. - Rene Cobar


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