Best of 2014... So Far


(Somehow) we're more than halfway through 2014 already, and over the past 6+ months we've had our headphones in ~85% of the time. Throughout Read More

Newport Folk Festival 2014 Recap


If you've read this blog over the years then you know how much we love the Newport Folk Festival. It's difficult to put into Read More

August Spotify Playlist of the Month


July was quite the month for new jams, which means that our August playlist is packed with hits. As we near the 3/4 mark Read More

American Field Returns To Boston September 13-14, 2014


Next month, local men's apparel company, Ball and Buck, will once again bring its American Field event to Boston. If you weren't able to Read More

Exclusive Video Premiere: The Novel Ideas - "Lost On The Road"


We're big fans of local folk group The Novel Ideas, so needless to say we were beyond thrilled when asked to premiere their new Read More

Just Listen

Just Listen: Sweet Baboo

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Sweet Baboo is the musical moniker of Welsh artist Stephen Black, and this track comes from his 2013 LP Ships. The title is a mouthful, but you’ll find yourself singing along in no time. Check out “The Morse Code For Love is Beep Beep, Beep Beep, The Binary Code is One One” below.

Just Listen: Old Abram Brown- “Mary Anne”

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Off of the local Boston group’s new EP Summer Home

Just Listen: Har Mar Superstar- “Lady, You Shot Me”

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Sexy. Soulful. Fantastically Retro. Take a listen.

Just Listen: The Vaccines (with notes)

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http://www.thevaccines.co.uk/us/music/releases/singles_eps/no-hope/

I am obsessed with The Vaccines and revel in almost anything they release. Their new single “No Hope” off their next album continues this trend and makes me beyond excited for the release of their next album. Their 2011 album What Did You Expect from the Vaccines? took the XFM’s album of the year earlier in 2012 and their continued success will hopefully get them stateside ASAP. Until that time though, just appreciate their new single “No Hope” and the extremely catchy cover of R. Stevie Moore’s “Why Should I Love You?” which was released in support of Record Store Day.

Just Listen: Jukebox The Ghost

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Just Listen: Caged Animals

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It’s only May and I think we have already found our anthem for the summer in Caged Animals’ “This Summer I’ll Make It Up To You”

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Jeff Beam-Be Your Own Mirror

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The cycle of days known as the “week” is winding down once again and we’ve got the perfect auditory pairing for you. As your musical sommelier, I’d like to present to you a uniquely blended offering of Down Easterly pungent psychedelics, ripe with plucky strings and far-out whirrs and beeps. Jeff Beam (bassist for The Milkman’s Union) recently released his latest solo effort Be Your Own Mirror, a delightful album which spans a range of moods and draws from a noticeably varied pool of influences. Check out the tripped-out video for the premier single “Now” below, and head over to Jeff’s bandcamp to listen to the entire release.

Just Listen: The Inclined Plane-The Backwards Frontier

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I’ll be the first to admit that I’ve been struggling through a “new music” depression as of late. It hit me hard after catching myself listening to Weezer’s Blue Album for the 135,629 time earlier today (which is perfectly acceptable under normal circumstances, but given my current state of musical stagnancy, was akin to drunk texting an ex). Thankfully, I was able to crawl out of my hole when I came upon a fresh release from Connecticut outfit The Inclined Plane; their dreamy, fuzzed-out, 11-track album The Backwards Frontier gave the doldrums of my brain a proper spring cleansing. These songs have maximum effect when strung together in full-album form, so go ahead and dive in via their bandcamp (embedded below). And if you want a quick taste, check out the video for the psyched-out “Little Shifts” as well.

Parasol- “Firecracker”

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How did we miss this song? “Firework” from local trio Parasol is absolutely perfect for the surprisingly sunny day here in Boston. The track comes from the band’s 2011 EP Crush Season which you can grab for free on their bandcamp page. Parasol will be playing a slew of shows this spring, check out the dates below.

FRIDAY MARCH 23- Smash it Dead Fest 2012

MONDAY MARCH 26- Boston, MA w/ Ghost Mice @ TBA

Mini Tour!

THURSDAY MARCH 29 - CT
FRIDAY MARCH 30 - NJ
SATURDAY MARCH 31 - West Chester
SUNDAY APRIL 1 - DC
MONDAY APRIL 2 - PHILLY
THURS APRIL 5 - NYC
SAT APRIL 7 - NH
GET BETTER FEST!!
SUN APRIL 8 - BURLINGTON, VT @TBA

Just Listen: Tobie Milford

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Phoenix’s Tobie Milford is just another example of how fascinating and intricate music can be with the use of loop pedals a la Liam Finn and Marques Toliver or Andrew Keoghan. Death! is from his debut EP Alyosha.