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Song of the Week | The Academic – Why Can’t We Be Friends?

Photo credit: Sam Hiscox The latest edition in the WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight focuses on the fantastic new single, ” What Can’t We Be Friends?,” from Irish band The Academic. The quartet broke into the music scene earlier this year with their stellar sing-along anthem, “Bear Claws,” and are getting ready to release their highly anticipated debut album, Tales From The Backseat, which will be out January 12th, 2018. The Academic have spent the past two years circling the globe on tour, shaping their sound and honing their stage presence, and are totally ready…

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#HotTakes | Week of 12.04.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Voltron (feat Goodie Supreme & Billie Slum) // Floco Torres All Be Gone // Buffalo Tom Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, April 20 @ Paradise Rock Club Akira Kurosawa // Ben Miller Band Empty Arms // Caleb Caudle The Rager // Kyle Craft The Boy // Shannon & the Clams Smoke and Mirrors (4-Track Version) // Butch Walker Cape Cod Winter Blues // G. Love & Special Sauce

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Song of the Week | BLND TGR – Heartbreaker

This week’s WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” spotlight is on the fantastic new single, “Heartbreaker,” from Brooklyn trio BLND TGR. The track is the 2nd song released from the band’s forthcoming debut EP due out January 2018. There is not much currently known about the mysterious band that formed earlier in 2017, releasing their debut single, “Lock N Load,” just a few months ago, but the buzz on the electronic-pop three-piece is already in full swing and I am super excited to jump on the BLND TGR train to help spread the word to WMFO and Music…

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#HotTakes | Week of 11.27.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Drumsolo // Leyya Way With Words // Bahamas Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, May 3 @ The Sinclair Money // Caroline Rose Mea Culpa // Elizabeth and The Catapult Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, December 21 @ Club Passim Plastic Soul // Mondo Cozmo Mayday // The Go! Team Upcoming Boston Area Show: Sunday, April 8 @ The Sinclair Blood and Muscle // Lissie

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Song of the Week | Fiona Silver – Here Comes The Fall

The WFMO X Music Savage Show “Song of the Week” is back and the spotlight is sharply focused on the stunning new single, “Here Comes The Fall,” from New York City musician Fiona Silver. It’s her newest single which follows on the heels of her stellar 2017 debut album, Little Thunder, released on June 23rd. Silver has been crafting her style for a number of years and making her mark on the New York music scene with her ability to blend bluesy sounds with a rock n’ roll finesse and pop sensibilities. She’s also an accomplished ukulele player as can be heard in her single, “Tonight,”…

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#HotTakes | Week of 11.20.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Gentle On My Mind // Robert Ellis and Courtney Hartman Hard to Find // Strong Asian Mothers Not Everything That Counts Can Be Counted // Billy Bragg Here Comes The Fall // Fiona Silver Video Directed by Cortney Armitage King For A Day // Anderson East Upcoming Boston Area Show: Thursday, April 5 @ Paradise Rock Club blissing me // Bjork Busy // The Bats Warning Bell // Joan As Police Woman

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#HotTakes | Week of 11.13.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. One Rizla // Shame Aint No Doubt About It” (feat. Jeff Tweedy) // Mavis Staples Young Hearts // Kenneth Aaron Harris Kung fu is my fighting style // Dan Reeder Sideways // Travis Meadows If I Die // The Stone Foxes Someone Singing With Me // Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth Eschaton // Darlingside Elephant in the Room // Chris Thile Beehive // Gaffa Tape Sandy high beam // sjowgren

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#HotTakes | Week of 11.06.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Juice // Chromeo Woe Is Meee // Ghostpoet Thoughts // Floco Torres Heartbreak Junky // Kyle Craft Sorry Not Everybody Is You // Ron Gallo Upcoming Boston Area Show: November 17 @ Once Ballroom (with Naked Giants supporting) Slip Back // The Marcus King Band Bless My Soul // Anna Nalick Ern & Zorry’s Sneakin’ Bitin’ Dog // Dori Freeman

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#HotTakes | Week of 10.30.17

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. One And The Same // Sam Lewis Garage Palace (Visualiser) // Gorillaz I Know // Aly & AJ Little Thing Gone Wild // Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, January 31 @ Royale Boston Post Requisite // Flying Lotus Creep City // Jake Shears Wolfbite // Bat Fangs Pearly // Palm Intrepid // Pinegrove Throw Ourselves In // marsicans

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Mixtape | October 2017

Press Play October was a spooky good month for new music, and I’m psyched for the broad range of music that we’ve got on this playlist. Everything from power pop jams to jangly americana to lo-fi ambling indie rock. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. As always if there’s something I missed, please leave a comment and tell me what it is.

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