Upcoming Show: The Shills with Mother Mother in Cambridge, 7/2

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Catch Boston’s The Shills playing with Friendly People and Canadian indie rockers Mother Mother at TT the Bear’s in Cambridge next Tuesday, July 2nd. While remaining pop at heart, The Shills pull influences from all over the musical spectrum, creating a unique and extremely catchy and memorable sound. There’s four albums and a single available on Bandcamp for both streaming and download, so there’s plenty of awesome music to bone up on before the show.

The Shills online

Mother Mother online

Also, check out this video for The Shills’ single “Move a Mountain.”

And a couple tracks that I’m particularly fond of: Continue reading

EP: Alexa Renaud Clark – “Coward”

ImageBoston-based artist Alexa Renaud Clark’s “Coward” EP is brief, gentle, and striking. As Alexa writes, “It’s simple, an attempt to identify beauty in frailty, and in some way find self-forgiveness for self-involvement.”

Take fifteen minutes out of your day and give this one a listen, it’ll linger for much longer than that.

“Coward” is available for download on Alexa Renaud Clark’s bandcamp page.

Also, here is the video for “Rites,” the last track on the album. Continue reading

Indiegogo Campaign: Daniel hales, and the frost heaves

ImageIf you’re a fan of literature and unique, lushly instrumented rock, there are four days left to donate to the Indiegogo campaign for Daniel hales, and the frost heaves. The group out of Franklin County is holding a presale to raise funds for recording and mixing their new album “Contrariwise: Songs From Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass.” Continue reading