Posts Tagged ‘Boston

PANTS YELL – Received Pronunciation

January 16, 2010

Pants Yell! are from Cambridge, near Boston, and they formed in 2003. In the past they had a girl drummer but it seems the trio is now comprised of all dudes. If I understand correctly, Received Pronunciation is their fourth full-length and their first release for Slumberland Records. I saw this band perform in Rochester […]

CLEM SNIDE – Hungry Bird

March 12, 2009

<img src=”; width=”250″ height=”250″></img> This is the band’s sixth studio album and first in four years. They are led by a man with one of the best names ever: Eef Barzelay. Their sound on this record is one of indie/folk/country/pop, and it’s very mellow and easy-going. Eef has a unique voice that you will either […]

The Blizzard of ’78Book Of Lies

February 10, 2009

They are from the Boston area and this is their second LP. It’s good stuff! Indie rock that combines a variety of influences, sometimes alt-country, sometimes using horns, sometimes sounding like U2 circa their Boy album, or even sometimes reminding me of Elvis Costello and the Attractions. I like these guys.

The Mystery TrampsWe Are The Mystery Tramps EP

September 24, 2008

They’re from Boston. I’m not sure how old they are, though they look like they are about fifteen. Prior to this EP, they released another EP and a full-length CD. They play a mix of pop/pop-punk/rock, though some songs teeter dangerously to the edge of being labeled as “emo”. The vocalist whines his way through […]

Passion PitChunk Of Change

September 19, 2008

Electropop from Boston. Rather busy sounding. Heavy on the synths. Apparently the guy behind this wrote these songs as a Valentine’s Day present for his girlfriend, which explains titles like “Smile Upon Me” and “Cuddle Fuddle.” Originally recorded solo, gigs now feature a full five-piece band. At times, I ask myself if this is a […]