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Song of the Week | Mavis Staples – Little Bit

The latest WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the stunning new single, “Little Bit,” from legendary soul singer Mavis Staples. The track is from her upcoming album, If All I Was Was Black, out November 17th via Anti-Records and can be pre-ordered on her website. The ten songs on the new record represent the state of the world in which we find ourselves today. With neo-Nazis waving swastika flags in our streets and race-baiting running rampart throughout the country, Staples uses her powerful voice to once again call attention to the issues at hand. She reminds us that the injustices…

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#HotTakes | Week of 10.09.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Pipe Bomb Dream // Turnpike Troubadours Makin’ Excuses // Mister Heavenly Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, November 3 @ Great Scott Wild and Reckless // Blitzen Trapper Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, November 7 @ The Sinclair Control (Secretly Sorry) // JR JR Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, November 5 @ The Sinclair Smoking Gun // Fiona Silver Video Directed by Cortney Armitage Pills // St. Vincent Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, November 30 @ House of Blues Boston Cover Me (Texas Gentlemen Remix) // Depeche Mode…

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Song Premiere | Moral High Horses – In Other Shoes

We here at Music Savage are beyond happy to share with you fine folks the debut single, “In Other Shoes,” from San Francisco band Moral High Horses today and we can’t wait for you to give it a listen. The new song is off the California quartet’s debut, self-titled EP, which they are releasing independently today, October 13th. Formed in 2016 under the name Foreign the band quickly found their place in the Golden State’s music scene after a stream of collaborations with friends and local musicians on videos for their first couple of releases. The guys ditched their first moniker…

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Photos | Mandolin Orange + Kate Rhudy @ Royale

There are two things that are consistently true about seeing Mandolin Orange in concert: You are about to witness or have witnessed near musical perfection. The sets are never long enough. Both of those line items still remained in tact for me as I left The Royale last Friday night. Flanked, once again, by a band of fantastic musicians, the duo of Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz gave the early-Friday-night packed house a show that had even the most bustling folks tightening their lips and taking it all in. As an added bonus, a majority of the crowd were introduced to…

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Song of the Week | Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings – Matter of Time

The latest edition in the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight comes to you from the late, great Sharon Jones and her wonderful band The Dap Kings. The first single, “Matter of Time,” is off the band’s final album, Soul of a Woman, which will be released November 17th on Daptone Records. Soul of a Woman was recorded in Brooklyn at the label’s own studio Daptone’s House Of Soul while Sharon was receiving cancer treatment. She never let her illness keep her down and would give each session everything she had, which can be clearly felt and…

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#HotTakes | Week of 10.02.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Jamestown Ferry // Charley Crockett Toughen Up // The Rural Alberta Advantage How It Feels // Ages and Ages FEAR & LOATHING // Noah Gundersen Denver Girls // Gill Landry LET’S GET OUT OF HERE WHILE WE’RE YOUNG // JD McPherson Acid Tongue (Jenny Lewis cover) // Kyle Craft

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Mixtape | September 2017

Press play The summer is officially over, and the leaves will start to change, but by no means does that mean music will slow down. I actually had trouble cutting this month’s haul down to forty. There’s some exciting stuff like a collaboration between Kurt Vile and Courtney Barnett to new Beck, to pounding rock tracks from Black Pistol Fire. Enjoy! And let us know if we missed out on anything.

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Song of the Week | Peach Pit – Drop The Guillotine

Photo credit: Kelli Lane The latest edition in the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight comes to you from brilliant new Vancouver band Peach Pit. The Canadian quartet formed in 2016 and just released their debut full-length album, Being So Normal, on September 15th via Kingfisher Bluez. Peach Pit are high school friends Neil Smith (guitars, vocals) and Chris Vanderkooy (guitars) who joined rock n’ roll forces with Peter Wilton (bass) and Mikey Pascuzzi (drums) to create their infectious brand of shimmery indie-rock (or as the band calls it “chewed bubblegum pop”) built on dance vibes, 1960’s-style melodies, and jangly guitars. …

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#HotTakes | Week of 09.25.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Gold // Frida Sundemo Continental Breakfast // Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, November 4 @ Orpheum Theatre Kills to Be Resistant // Bully Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, November 12 @ Great Scott Maid of the Mist // Diet Cig You and Me // Whitney It’s a Shame // First Aid Kit Gallows Pole // Willie Watson Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, November 1 @ Great Scott Liquor Drought // Anders Osborne

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Song Premiere | The YeahTones – Son of a Gun

Photo credit: Angelo Santoro You know what we love here at Music Savage? A song that kicks you in the ass and shakes off the cobwebs that gather around your head during the working week! We’ve got just that song for you today with the premiere of the ass-kicking new single titled, “Son of a Gun,” from Brooklyn-based rock n’ rollers The YeahTones. The new track follows on the heels of their amazing debut album, Eviction Notice, released October 17, 2016. The YeahTones are Jake Pinto (lead vocals, guitar), Doug Berns (bass) and Dillon Treacy (drums), and while the band is relatively new…

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