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We Can All Be Sorry play Lilypad Inman August 3rd

We Can All Be Sorry is a band made just for you. For a Boston-based group that fails to escape the usual math-rock tag, they thrive on simplicity and utilize a hodge-podge of things you've heard and like. In the best way, We Can All Be Sorry brings you bits and pieces of bands you've seen in another basement or even in another city. They channel bands like Philadelphia's fuzz-rockers like Blue Smiley, Brooklyn's Celestial Shore (featuring members of WCABS), or other Boston boybands like Krill or Peaer. While these comparisons place We Can All Be Sorry among their peers in the Northeast, it doesn't account for a certain purity that comes from the band's sound. Whether its the genuinely sweet vocals of their frontman or the the angsty, yet polite quality to their power pop sound, their music is a unique brand of punk. Listening to tracks like "Vision Quest" from their 2017 EP Down the Hall, its like meeting the first pissed-off bedroom-popper. See them in their hometown at the Lilypad Inman on August 3rd or at Deep Thoughts August 22nd. -Allie Miller 

Glacier Releases New Album, Plays O'Brien's 09.16

 Coming off of their Deli emerging artist poll nomination, Boston ambient metal outfit Glacier is bringing a new album to the world.  The new record, succintly titled Though Your Sins Be As Scarlet, They Shall Be White As Snow; Though They Be Red Like Crimson, They Shall Be As Wool, is a journey through the band's dark musical atmosphere.  The two-track instrumental odyssey begins with a snowstorm of noise, out of which emerges menacing metal grooves accented by wall-of-sound ambience.  Check out the album below and catch Glacier at O'Brien's on 9/16. -Brian Varneke

shiver. Plays O'Brien's 08.03

Hailing from Salem, Ma, shiver. is an eclectic mix of ambient dream pop and emo-infused indie rock.  Their latest release, 2016's Evergreen has a laid back vibe to it, but it's not afraid to get aggressive when needed.  With constantly catchy hooks, introspective lyrics, and unexpected grooves, shiver weaves an enthralling web.  It's an album that you instantly 'get' and yet, begs for a second listen.  Catch shiver live at O'Brien's Pub on 8/3 with oldsoul, Pushflowers, and Another Musician. -Brian Varneke

Elephants Play Great Scott 08.01

 It's been a little while since we checked in with Boston power pop/rockers Elephants and it seems as though they are continuing to establish themselves within the scene and develop a signature sound.  Formed in 2011, the band honors their namesake with a robust, full sound that mixes garage punk fuzz with indie pop vocal melodies.  Their latest release, 2016's Endless Arcade is a shining example of this, a forcefully melodic endeavor that explodes through its opening phrases and maintains a high energy through to its ending riffs.  Catch Elephants at Great Scott on Tuesday 8/1 with Partner and New Swears. -Brian Varneke

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