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Defying definitive genre classification, Boston-based quartet, First Frost (formerly Foliage), has released a debut EP that feels more like a multi-movement work than an indie-rock album.  As a songwriting duo, Lauren Koppelman and Morgan Browne combine elements of shoegaze and psych/experimental rock with sleek pop leanings, creating an original tapestry of sound that is all and none of the influences that comprise them.  Check out the EP below, and weather the Winter with First Frost. -Brian Varneke

 

January 19, 2017
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 With their self-titled debut, Colbis the Creature have released an EP, perfectly balanced between the catchy and the provocative.  Seeming to fully understand the importance of tension-release, combining tasteful dissonance with memorable vocal melodies, Colbis offers their new fans a record meant to be played loud and disruptively.  If intelligent lyrics are your thing, Nick Caliendo will gladly oblige with solid offerings throughout, although the highlight is closing track "James Dean".  Join these suburban Boston boys at O'Brien's Pub on 1/18 with Nox and Snowhaus. -Brian Varneke

 

January 13, 2017
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Defenestrator (noun):  1) one who throws a person or object out a window. 2) a DC comic book superhero, who carries around a window so he can throw people through it (that's a real thing). 3) the latest EP from Lowell, MA indie/math rockers, Horse Mode.  Window breaking aside, the eclectic quartet have crafted an impressive release, weaving together multiple genres and influences to create an original and unique flavor.  Filled with syncopated grooves and mixed meter prog elements, Defenestrator will keep you engaged and thoroughly entertained. -Brian Varneke

 

January 13, 2017
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 Boston Calling Music Festival has announced an impressive lineup for their 2017 event, with Boston indie-rockers Vundabar joining the likes of Tool, Chance the Rapper, and Mumford and Sons.  For those unfamiliar with Vundabar, think high-energy rock with strong, catchy pop sensibilities, while managing to maintain a laid-back vibe.  With a few releases and several cross-country tours under their belt, they are no doubt going to bring that energy in full force to The Harvard Athletic Complex in May.  Click here for full lineup and hit the link below for some quality Vundabar. -Brian Varneke

January 13, 2017
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Proving that big things come in small packages, indie-pop duo Giant in the Lighthouse have released an endearing and engrossing debut EP. Filled to the brim with intelligent, memorable lyrics and diverse instrumentals, ranging from soft arpeggios to driving and dirty guitar tones, All Winter is a comprehensive showcase of the band's talents.  We will certainly have our eyes on Peggy and Adrian in the future, as they find their place as giants in the NE music scene.   Check them out below. -Brian Varneke

January 11, 2017
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At times experimental and psychedelic, while at others upbeat and driving, Ian Cat's new album East Coast New England Boy, is truly a journey that must be experienced in its entirety.  At its core, the album is a singer/songwriter showcase, exhibiting Cat's lyrical prowess, ranging from somber to exaltant.  However, he doesn't stop there, adding shoegaze-y guitar tones and appropriately sporadic percussion to form an impressive soundscape.  Check out Ian Cat & The Crimsons at The Plough and Stars with The Rupert Selection on 1/12. -Brian Varneke

 

January 09, 2017
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