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To say an album "returns to form" seems to allude to something being off or missing or in a deformed state in previous releases. With the new album from Advance Base (aka Owen Ashworth), Nephew In The Wild, it is more of a beautiful blending of two "forms". This album could have easily been the first Casiotone for the Painfully Alone album since 2009's Vs. Children. This is a clear return to the sound and storytelling of the Casiotone persona. The album's open track and lead single "Trisha Please Come Home" in the perfect example. Ashworth spins tales of the everyday but tinges of sadness. His stories are sweet and sad, and always fully realized. Musically, the album is filled with familiar sounds from an array of instruments; Electric pianos, drum kits, drum machines, autoharps, Omnichords, Optigans, Mellotrons. All of this, blending with Ashworth's skill, create a perfect late summer and early fall soundtrack.


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January 19, 2016
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The Noise FM have released a video for their latest single, a cover of "Next To You" by The Police. The video features an array of action figures from the '80's and '90's enjoying a stop motion concert by now WWE's Sting and "The Police". It then goes places you will have to watch to believe.

You can catch The Noise FM at Schubas on Feb. 26th.

February 05, 2016
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The Psych-Pop band Shah Jahan has announced that their single "Baby Blaise" (b/w "In Samsara") will be released by the local vinyl label TMB Limited. Preorders are available now with the limited 300 copy run shipping on March 1st.

You can catch Shah Jahan at Reggies Rock Club with Soddy Daisy, Rebel Soul Revival, Big Syn, and Arclight on Feb. 12th.

February 05, 2016
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Autograf has released the first single and title track, "Future Soup", from their forthcoming EP which is due out on March 11th.

You can catch Autograf on February 26th at Concord Music Hall.

February 04, 2016
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Into It. Over It. has released the second single from their forthcoming album, Standards, due out March 11th via Triple Crown. The new single is called "Required Reading” and according to Evan Weiss was the "first truly eye opening writing sessions for the record".

Into It. Over It. will be performing at SXSW in March and back at home at Lincoln Hall on April 30th with The World Is A Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, The Sidekicks, and Pinegrove.

February 03, 2016
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Banter has released the first single, "Rug(Maker)", from their forthcoming album. The four piece Prog-Rock band promise the album, and if the methodically pacing of the single is any indication the album should be something to anticipate.

February 03, 2016
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