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#HotTakes | Week of 02.12.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. End of the Line // Julie Rhodes Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, March 9 @ Great Scott Retina // FALSE HEADS Cicada // La Luz Don’t Move Back To LA // Okkervil River Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, June 16 @ Royale Strangest Of Ways // Lucy Rose Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, March 27 @ The Rockwell The Louder I Call, The Faster It Runs // Wye Oak Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, May 13 @ The Sinclair Nameless, Faceless // Courtney Barnett Jean Is Gone…

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Song of the Week | Band of Gold – Well Who Am I

Photo credit: Anthony Huus The latest edition in the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight comes to you from Norwegian duo Band of Gold. Their dynamic new single, “Well Who Am I,” is from the band’s upcoming sophomore album, Where’s The Magic, which will be released Friday, March 23rd via Jansen. Band of Gold are songwriter Nina Mortvedt and musician/producer Nikolai Eilertsenand. They released their debut self-titled album in 2015 to critical acclaim. So much so that it earned the band the coveted Nordic Music Prize, which is the annual award for the Best Nordic Album Of The Year. Their debut was nominated that year…

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#HotTakes | Week of 02.05.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. The Day Will Be Mine // Sloan Upcoming Boston Area Show: Monday, May 7 @ Brighton Music Hall The Man // Goat Girl St. Theresa // Pale Kids Good as Gold // Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, April 29 @ Atwood’s Tavern Everybody Thinks They Know (But No One Really Knows) // Naked Giants Summer’s End // John Prine Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, June 15 @ Wang Theatre, Boch Center Wake Up Freya // Marsicans Give My Body Back // The…

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Song of the Week | Amethysts – Be There

Photo credit: Webb Street Studios The latest WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the spectacular single titled, “Be There,” from East Anglian duo Amethysts. This is their first song in the new year, having released a number of successful singles in 2017 which were picked up and played on BBC Radio 1. After recording a few Sofar Sounds sessions the band saw their fanbase grow by leaps and bounds which paved the way for their very first London headline shows. Those are some pretty incredible accomplishments for a relatively new band on the scene. The latest single, “Be There,” fuses guitar chords with fluid synths and classic drum beats effortlessly together…

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#HotTakes | Week of 01.29.18

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Hot Pink // Let’s Eat Grandma Bedroom Calling (feat. The-Dream) // Chromeo Upcoming Boston Area Show: Monday, June 18 @ House of Blues Chosen One // Dharmasoul Getting To Me // Caroline Rose Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, April 4 @ Great Scott Fever Pitch // Rainbow Kitten Surprise Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, April 14 @ Royale Mistake // Middle Kids Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, June 5 @ Brighton Music Hall On Your Own // Bad Pop Food and Whoopee // Dan Reeder Whatever You…

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Song of the Week | Lucius – Neighbors

Photo credit: Christopher Velasco The latest WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is focused on the luminous new Lucius single, “Neighbors,” from the LA-based band’s forthcoming release, Nudes, out March 2nd via Mom + Pop Music. The album is a collection of acoustic songs which features contributions from Roger Waters and Nels Cline (Wilco). Lucius are Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, Dan Molad and Peter Lalish, all of whom attended Berklee College of Music here in Boston. The band formed in Brooklyn in 2005 and they released their now out of print debut album, Songs From The Bromley House, in 2009,…

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#HotTakes | Week of 01.24.18

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Moonlight // Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth (American Folk Soundtrack) Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thrusday, February 1 @ Brighton Music Hall Disparity // Palma Louca Overland // I’m With Her Blue Glass // The Lonely Biscuits Fuck Your Money // Elohim Six Wave Hold-Down // Hot Snakes Beat The Birds // Annabel Allum

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Song of the Week | Cat Princess – Fly On Your Wall

Photo credit: Nora Cederin The latest edition in the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight comes to you from art-pop-dance band extraordinaires Cat Princess. The Swedish quintet formed during a New Year’s Eve party in 2015 and made their first live appearance just a few days later. They released their debut EP, Please Me, in December 2016 on Rama Lama Records. The band are Nils Krång (vocals/synth), Robin Åberg (guitar), Robert Lanneborn (guitar), Isabelle Friberg (bass) and Victor Klint (drums).  Their super new single, “Fly On Your Wall,” released today (January 23rd) via Rama Lama, was mixed and recorded to…

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#HotTakes | Week of 01.15.18

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Severed // The Decemberists Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, May 27 @ Boston Calling Music Festival TV // Naked Giants Bambi Act // Have You Ever Seen the Jane Fonda Aerobic VHS? Quick Fix // Sam Morrow Sugartooth // Brandi Carlile Upcoming Boston Area Shows: Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5 @ Orpheum Theatre Flawless // Dorothy Do Something // The Ballroom Thieves Did You Love Me // Shannon & the Clams All in All // Tim Hart Addictions // Lucy Dacus Jenny Jenkins // Mt.…

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Song of the Week | Erika Wennerstrom – Extraordinary Love

This week’s WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is on the beautiful new single, “Extraordinary Love,” from Austin-based musician Erika Wennerstrom. The extraordinary track is the from her upcoming debut solo album, Sweet Unknown, out March 23rd via Partisan Records. Wennerstrom is the lead singer of the acclaimed Cincinnati-born/Austin-based band Heartless Bastards whose fifth album, Restless Ones, was released on June 16, 2015 and is overwhelmingly considered to be the band’s finest album to date. The super-talented musician decided to put the comfort that comes with being a member of a band aside for a moment to strike out on her…

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