Yo what up fuckers, the week is almost over and I bet you’re pretty excited, well here’s another reason to be excited, so excited you’re going to burst into flames of excitement… the latest music video from local yokels Black Beach. It’s called “Rats” and it’s sure to please the eyes, the ears, the hips, and the soul. It’s kooky ass kool fun for the whole family. Wavy colors and footage from last month’s record release show at Mid East Up. Eat it uppp: http://blackbeachma.bandcamp.com/
Check out this timely beauty courtesy of KLYAM Records own ELECTRIC STREET QUEENS. With art and animation by respective Queens Coco Roy and Avi Paul Weinstein, “Brew-Ha-Ha” won’t be leaving your memory sooooon. Naked witches!!
Then go see them tonight at the Midway Cafe in Jamaica Plain!
FB Event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/313297295522341/?ref_newsfeed_story_type=regular
Listen to Live From Your Dreams: https://electricstreetqueens.bandcamp.com/
Pick up a copy of the tape as a (TRICK! orrrr) treat this Halloween for that special psycho in your life. Available here from KLYAM Records: http://klyam.bigcartel.com/
GYMSHORTS got a new video as you can see and they got tapes courtesy of Wiener Records for their splendid slimy album No Backsies that we been digging on hard!!
A really really fun live band that’s been playing shows galore all around New England and New York. Here’s some up and comers:
5/21 – LOWELL, MA @ WILDER ZANGCRAFT WITH FROTH & NEW HIGHWAY HYMNAL
5/31 – PROVIDENCE, RI @ HOPE STREET BLOCK PARTY (12:15PM)
6/2 – ALLSTON, MA @ GREAT SCOTT W/ DESIGNER, NICE GUYS AND SPEED TRIALS
6/3 – BROOKLYN, NY @ GLASSLANDS W/ TOMORROWS TULIPS & HABIBI
6/7 – PROVIDENCE, RI @ THE PORT W/ VULTURE SHIT & PARTY PIGS
6/16 – BOSTON, MA @ MIDDLESEX LOUNGE WITH MR. ELEVATOR AND THE BRAIN HOTEL & TELEVIBES
6/18 – PROVIDENCE, RI @ FIREHOUSE 13 W/ WHITE MYSTERY, ATLANTIC THRILLS & GALVANIZE
6/19 – CAMBRIDGE, MA @ MIDDLE EAST UPSTAIRS W/ WHITE MYSTERY. FAT CREEPS AND THE FAGETTES
7/20 RATSCAPE FEST – BALTIMORE, MD
From upcoming Must Be Nice LP on Sophomore Lounge/Gnar! We got a few colored copies of their debut EP left, get on that!
From The Wheelers, out yesterday (7/9) on Maximum Ames Records. Hold onto your hat for this one.
Smith Westerns, everyone’s favorite former Nobunny backing band (though Bad Sports and Rock ‘n Roll Adventure Kids might just take the cake), have gone from doing just that to playing large festivals and receiving pretty widespread ‘indie’ acclaim. They’ve always been well-versed in pop hooks and judging from the Chris DeCarlo obsession “Varsity,” their next album Soft Will (Mom + Pop, June 25) will feature that kind of good stuff.
There is a video out there now for “Varsity” and while I’d normally post it, I’ll link to it: HERE. Maybe I’m just jealous of the Cameron Omori look-a-like or maybe it is simply a ridiculously cheesy music video. I’ll stick to the MP3 version, thanks.
The Smiffs are playing at The Sinclair on Saturday July 27 as part of a tour in the wake of the album’s release.
Here are the other dates:
7/21 Nashville, TN – Exit In
7/23 Washington, DC – Black Cat
7/24 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/26 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
7/27 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
7/28 Montreal, QC – Cabaret Mile End
7/29 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
8/2 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza
8/5 Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
8/6 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
8/7 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
8/9 San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands Festival
8/10 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre
8/11 Pomona, CA – The Glass House
8/12 San Diego, CA – Casbah
8/15 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge
8/16 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
8/17 Vancouver, BC – Electric Owl
8/20 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10/4-6 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
10/11-13 Austin, TX – Austin City Limits Festival
Here is a video of them playing “My Heart” in New York City back in 2009:
From the band’s latest: Floating Coffin