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CMJ 2012

New Music Mondays: Darlingside Video Premiere

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We are very excited to have the pleasure of premiering a brand new video from our friends in Darlingside. As we would hope you all know by now, we LOVE this local quintet and their new record Pilot Machines. “The Ancestor” is a collaboration between Chinese Takeout and Crazy Lake Pictures, both young production companies forged in the fires of speed-filmmaking challenges. Crazy Lake Pictures has previously worked with Darlingside on their quirky video for “Terrible Things.”  The beautifully animated video for the track “The Ancestor” gave me goosebumps as I followed the video’s main character on a cosmic journey through the afterlife. I know it sounds a bit heavy, but just take a look and we know you’ll be sharing with all of your friends.

Remember to catch Darlingside along with The Black Cadillacs and eight other amazing bands at the Young Giant Records + Maimed & Tamed CMJ showcase. We will be bringing you an afternoon of incredible music from 12pm-6pm on Thursday October 18th at Arlene’s Grocery and we couldn’t be more happy to have Darlingside involved in the festivities.

CMJ 2012 Artist Feature: Darlingside

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Yesterday we announced that we are teaming up with Young Giant Records to present a showcase chock full of amazing bands at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon. Today, as promised, we will begin featuring the wonderful artists that will be performing at Arlene’s Grocery on October 18 from 12pm-6pm. The first artist feature we want to share with you should be a familiar name to all of the M&T readers out there. Darlingside is a self-proclaimed “string-rock quintet” and also one of our favorite local Boston bands right now. If you don’t know much about Darlingside (shame on you), you’ve come to the right place. Click the links below to check out our past coverage on the band and for instant satisfaction watch the sock-puppet filled video for “Still” off of their latest album Pilot Machines.

Pilot Machines Subscription Album Interview

The Ancestor 7″

The Edge of the Earth 7″

Darlingside @ Lizard Lounge 8/23/2012

“The Woods” on M&T September 2012 Spotify playlist

Young Giant Records + Maimed & Tamed Present CMJ 2012 Showcase

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CMJ 2012, we’re coming for you! Maimed & Tamed is very proud to announce that we have partnered with Young Giant Records to bring you 10 great bands during this year’s CMJ festivities. The showcase will be at Arlene’s Grocery on Thursday October 18th from 12pm-6pm so make sure to reserve your afternoon for some quality time with the M&T crew. The lineup features plenty of bands that M&T readers will be familiar with including Darlingside, Wild Cub, and The Black Cadillacs along with plenty of tremendous new bands that we are excited to share with you all.

We will be featuring each of the artists on the lineup in the weeks leading up to the showcase so make sure to check back here for all of your CMJ music needs. In the meantime check out the killer track “Colour” from 2012 showcase artist Wild Cub off of their latest release Youth.

12:00PM-12:25PM: Mobley
12:35PM-1:00PM: Motive
1:10PM-1:35PM: Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes
1:45PM-2:10PM: The Hill and Wood
2:20PM-2:50PM: The Floorwalkers
3:00PM-3:30PM: Darlingside
3:40PM-4:10PM: Vinyl Thief
4:20PM-4:50PM: Wild Cub
5:00-5:45PM: The Black Cadillacs