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August 2014
Dead Native
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Dead Native's self-titled sophomore album has an overall cosmic feel starting with the cover but building through out in the sound. The band blends echoing elements of psych rock, shoegaze, mototik, and pop. There is also a blues under current, but it is toned down from their 2013 debut, Keep It Strange". The adventure on the new album builds through out the tracks, but the most effective cosmic track has to be "Traveling". The 9 minute epic space journey seems built to put anyone into orbit. It is followed up by the one of the heavier tracks, "Clean Kill", that trudges through muddy fields of throbbing guitars. The album closes with an anthemic flourish with "Respite" with all instruments soaring to a close. This may or may not be a concept album, but it does truly feel like a complete listen that was meant to be played track by track. Dead Native's new album will be released on Sept. 2nd.


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New Video: "Satan Said Dance" (Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Cover) - Vita and the Woolf

Vita and the Woolf swung by Cambridge Sound Studios to record a session for Root Down in the Shadow's #CoverClub. Check out the commanding performance of Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's "Satan Said Dance" featuring additional backup vocals from Tutlie! The band is getting ready to hit the road next month, making the trek down to SXSW along the way.

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Little Lungs

Little Lungs is the sultry indie pop sounds of Leena Rhodes. This week she released a new single called "Changed Your Mind" in which she blends the sleepy vocals of Lana Del Ray with elements of playful pop and dance music.

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TONIGHT: Dominic Florio, K.O., Kevin William and Jen Aldana at O'Brien's

Looking for a reprieve from the arctic cold? Look no further than O'Brien's in Allston tonight for a lineup loaded with catchy pop tunes from some incredible local acts. Dominic Florio, K.O., Kevin William and Jen Aldana will be livening-up the dive bar, presented by Boston Music Scene. Doors are at 8PM, $8, 18+. Just remember the number eight and you should be fine.
 

For more info about the show, click here.

-Dan McMahon (@dmcmhn)

 


Slaughter Beach, Dog Opening for Hostage Calm at The Barbary Feb. 25

Modern Baseball’s Jake Ewald’s side project steps into the Barbary tonight, opening a mid-week showcase. Slaughter Beach, Dog continues an established standard of developing lyrically rich songs that are personally relatable with thought-provoking images and loose Velcro-sticky catchy phrases. That coupled with a tight pop-punk instrumentation, allowing the words to dissolve and sink in yet retains a reserve of strong-willed force when called upon. This bill also features another emotive outfit in CLIQUE, whose constant flowing instrumentation provides the feeling of perpetual motion. The night is rounded out by intensely smooth, melodic hardcore of Such Gold, while Hostage Calm headline amid their final run of shows. The Barbary, 951 Frankford Ave., 6:30pm, $14, All Ages - Michael Colavita

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Free Download: "Miracles" (Feat. Jordan Brown) - STS

STS, a.k.a. Sugar Tongue Slim, recently took the Just Blaze instrumental “Miracles,” and ran with it. Accompanied by Jordan Brown, the Philly emcee delivers a tightly laced narrative, touching on real life difficulties while inspiring a positive outlook and demeanor. Dig down deep, strap in and take a listen. You can also download it for free below as well.

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