a Lovely Hand to Hold

Perspective, a lovely hand to hold previews new record with explosive single

Nashua, New Hampshire's Perspective, a lovely hand to hold has us excited for the release of its full-length record Lousy on September 27th. "Subject to Change" is the second single off the album and it presents a deceptively super-charged preview heavy on distortion, just right on the dynamics, and fierce as hell. The song's combination of indie and math-rock is doused with grunge fuel, and it sure explodes in the culminating breakdowns. The band is keeping the spirit of rock 'n' roll alive and very well, with sick drum fills and no reservations. Fresh off a performance at ONCE in Somerville expect some autumn dates after the record's release. We are streaming "Subject to Change" for you below. - Rene Cobar

Sports. to take nuanced emo-punk to O'Brien's Pub on 7/2

While some bands of the emo-punk variety have the unfortunate tendency to let emotional expression get in the way of the quality of their music, this is not the case for Bostonian three-piece sports. This isn't to say their music lacks feeling, but, rather, their tight sound lets the emotional qualities of their music shine, rather than being distracted or muddled by it. One key to this is that the instruments and vocals feed off of one another. As the guitar and drums transition to heavier sections, the lead singer is able to match them by going from mumbling to shout-singing whenever the music calls for it, or vice versa. Their latest release is a three-way split EP with Lions and Perspective and a Lovely Hand to Hold. they'll play O'Brien's Pub on 7/2.Henry Solotaroff-Webber 

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