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#HotTakes | Week of 08.06.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. It’s Summertime // Morcheeba Wild As Fire // Liela Moss Forum // The Dodos Pushing Too Hard // Free Love Love in Winter // Palm Ghosts This Place Reminds Me Of You // Buxton Bad Idea // The Devil Makes Three Gotta Let Go // The RPMs Love You Most// Laura Jean Anderson

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The Music Savage Show | 08.10.2018

The Music Savage show w/ DJ Ryan Doyon on WMFO! Today’s show begins with songs from the soundtrack to Wes Anderson’s classic underwater adventure “The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou,” highlights some great shows coming to the Boston area in August, features the great new Song of the Week, “Hanging In,” from Scottish band We Were Promised Jetpacks, debuts the fantastic new single, “Bills and Pills,” from Ireland’s The Clockworks, AND gives you a sneak peek at our new #Hottakes post. I hope you enjoy the music fun! Playlist: Gut Feeling- Devo Search And Destroy – The Stooges Life On…

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Song of the Week | We Were Promised Jetpacks – Hanging In

The WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is brightly focused on the killer new single, “Hanging In,” off the upcoming album, The More I Sleep The Less I Dream, from Edinburgh’s We Were Promised Jetpacks. We have been huge fans of the Scottish band since their outstanding debut album, These Four Walls, was released in 2009.

Since that time it’s been a hectic few years of writing, recording and touring for the band. With 2011’s In the Pit of the Stomach and 2014’s Unravelling the guys have traveled the world numerous times over, growing their fan-base exponentially in every country they visited. That kind of non-stop schedule would take a toll on anybody! They returned home to reconnect with family and focus on writing the new record, which will be self-released on September 14th.

We Were Promised Jetpack are Adam Thompson (vocals/guitar), Michael Palmer (guitar), Sean Smith (bass) and Darren Lackie (drums), and as I have said many, many times here on the site…these guys are a force to be reckoned with live! We are very fortunate here in Boston because they frequent our city on a regular basis and will return once again on Friday, October 26th for a stop at Brighton Music Hall.

One word. GO!

Pre-order The More I Sleep The Less I Dream

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#HotTakes | Week of 07.30.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Good Luck Unto Ya // The Rad Trads Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, December 9th @ City Winery Boston Never Took the Time // Whyte Horses Mine // Belly Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, August 23rd @ Royale Nightclub Letting Go // Wild Nothing Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, November 14th @ Royale Nightclub Is It Worth It (feat. Del Tha Funkee Homosapien & Forrest Day) // Lyrics Born Scattered // Carry Illinois It’s All Gonna Be OK // Ron Gallo Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, November…

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The Music Savage Show | Newport Folk Festival 2018 Recap

The Music Savage show w/ DJ Ryan Doyon on WMFO! Today’s show takes a fond look back my favorite time of the year… Newport Folk Festival! I open with a tribute to my best friends and festival housemates on Spring St, play you some songs from musicians and bands that were a few of the many, many highlights of the weekend, give you the new Song of the Week, “Staring Out The Window,” from Friday’s NFF performer Erika Wennerstrom, and let you take a sneak peek at our new Hot Takes post Enjoy! Playlist: Spring Street Set You Make My…

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Song of the Week | Erika Wennerstrom – Staring Out The Window

This week’s WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the stunning single, “Staring Out The Window,” from Austin-based musician Erika Wennerstrom. This is the second SOTW feature for the talented musician and for good reason! The track is off her incredible debut solo album, Sweet Unknown, which is out now on Partisan Records and just so happens to be one of the best releases on the year. This past weekend she performed songs from the album at the Newport Folk Festival and had those lucky enough to have gained entry to the festival’s Museum…

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#HotTakes | Week of 07.23.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Beauty Into Clichés // Madison Cunningham Television Era // Ed The Dog Heart To Love // Passenger Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, October 19th @ Paradise Rock Club Just Saying // Tiny Eyes Plain to See Plainsman // Colter Wall Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, November 2nd @ Somerville Theater Wild // Molly Burch Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, October 14th @ Middle East Upstairs Mistakes // Punch The Sun Dressed to Suppress // Metric Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, July 31st @ TD Garden Baby It’s…

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Photos + Review | Erin Rae + Samuel Gregg @ City Winery

On July 10th Erin Rae and her incredible band brought the tour for her new album, Putting On Airs, to City Winery in Boston and as this record is one of the Music Savage gang’s favorites of the year, we simply had to head out for a Tuesday night show to hear the new songs come to life in this intimate venue. We have been following the career of Rae for some time and have watched as she has gone from being known as Nashville’s best kept secret to Nashville’s next big thing. The audience on this stop saw a…

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New Music | Dragon Inn 3 – Club Sauce

Philip Dickey from Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin has had this project simmering for a number of years, and FINALLY launching a record, and I’m psyched to finally get to hear songs that are successors to one of my favorites, their Ghoul School EP. The sound on “Club Sauce” is sugary sweet pop expose into the world of MOOG synths and sounds, as they put it “if John Hughes directed Blade Runner.” Check out Club Sauce, and do them a solid and pre-order their upcoming record Double Line which is out August 17th on CD, LP, Cassette and obviously…

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