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Big Scary- “Mix Tape”

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The Melbourne duo made up of Tom Iansek on vocals and guitar and Jo Syme on drums and vocals started to gain traction in the U.S. when their song “Autumn” was featured in a commercial for AT&T, but I didn’t start to take notice until I found out they would be supporting M&T favorite Liam Finn this month on his tour of Australia. Big Scary released “Mix Tape” earlier this summer as the first single off of their forthcoming LP …

Newport Folk Festival Spotlight: Freelance Whales

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Hailing from Queens, New York, Freelance Whales have been all over the indie music scene since the release of their 2010 debut LP Weathervanes. The band fuses folk instruments with electronic backdrops to produce a sound that falls somewhere between The Punch Brothers and The Postal Service. Although the band has not gained widespread success  (Pitchfork gave Weathervanes a 4.2) you may have heard some of their songs on television and not even realized it. “Generator^First Floor” is featured in …

Celebrate the High Holiday

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As stoners everywhere gather to celebrate their favorite holiday, Maimed & Tamed has compiled the perfect playlist to accompany their 4/20 festivities. A mix of jam bands, chilled out rock, reggae and ’60s psychedelic rock, we tried to include a little something for everyone. Check out the whole playlist on Grooveshark here and peruse through the track listing and descriptions below. Rubblebucket- “Came Out of a Lady” We will kick it off with a track that has been stuck in my head …

New Music Mondays: The One AM Radio

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This week we have new music coming to you from the musical mind of Hrishikesh Hirway aka The One AM Radio. His latest EP Heaven Is Attached By A Slender Thread was released last week. I first stumbled across The One AM Radio last year by literally almost doing just that…the album artwork for his EP This Too Will Pass caught my eye in a local record store and I made the blind–or rather, deaf–purchase. The album was great, with …

Record Store Day; Get On Our Level

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We posted on Record Store Day earlier and hopefully you heeded our advice and went out and supported your local record stores. I know that I personally stimulated the economy so much that the jobless rate here in Massachusetts dropped 5%. Heading over to Turn It Up! records in Northampton, MA I picked up a nice little collection of goodies before walking across the street to Newbury Comics to pick up one last treat.  So what did I end up …

M&T Exclusive: Jay Kill & The Hustle Standard

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By now you should all know how much we loved Jay Kill & The Hustle Standard’s New Men Old Boys EP here at M&T and we had the privilege to chat with both Jake Hill (aka Jay Kill) and Charley Hustle, the latter of who will be producing a series of EPs under the Hustle Standard moniker. The unlikely pair met about 3 years ago and both of them described the process of putting together the EP as simply “crazy.” Jake cites Townes …

The Go! Team and Dom @ The Paradise 4/15/11

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Last night The Go! Team brought the ultimate dance party to The Paradise along with some help from hometown heroes Dom. The Worcester, MA based clan opened the show with a quick set showcasing their Sun Bronzed Greek Gods EP. Closing it out with M&T favorite “Living in America,” Dom got the crowd ready to party for what was a completely energized set from The Go! Team. The eclectic group of Brits opened up their set with a bit of …

Bonnaroo Spotlight: The Black Angels

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This week we will be highlighting The Black Angels, a psychedelic rock group hailing from the indie mecca Austin, Texas. Last week brought the announcement that is almost as big as the initial lineup posting: the bands who will be playing late night. Bonnaroo late night is what makes Bonnaroo Bonnaroo. Bands slated to play late night are given the freedom to play as late (or early, depending on how you look at it) as they feel, with most bands …

Newport Folk Festival Spotlight: River City Extension

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Each day we come one step closer to one of my favorite weekends of the year; The Newport Folk Festival. I am beyond excited to see some new bands and hopefully revel in the excitement the crowd emits when they witness a good act. With this being said, I think the Newport Folk Family has A LOT to look forward to from River City Extension. Any group that self proclaims their genre as Folk/Lyrical/Thrash will definitely have the crowds dancing …

Circuital Is Finally Here

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No not the full album (did I get your hopes up?), but instead the lead single of the same name. This morning My Morning Jacket released the first track off of their upcoming album via email as part of their once a week free download series that previously featured tracks from their five night run at Terminal 5 earlier this year. If you didn’t sign up for those weekly emails already you can grab the track for free on Stereogum. …