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2019 | Steve’s Best of the Year

Before we dig in, I wanted to express a humble thanks to you, dear reader, for following the adventures of the Music Savage gang on a weekly basis. We wouldn’t be doing this if it weren’t for you and your attention and love are truly appreciated. As the title of suggests, I’ve once again compiled a list of the albums that carried me through the year and laid them out—in no particular order—below. In an effort to not bore you, I’ve also used my beloved #50WordReview style to get you to the meat of the post faster while still being…

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2019 | Ryan’s Best Albums and EPs of the Year

Hear ye, Hear ye! The albums and EPs listed below are the best of the best, the icing on the cake that was 2019, selected from an overwhelming abundance of standout releases from the year. I want to thank each and every one of the musicians we have focused on here at the Music Savage blog and on The Music Savage Show from the bottom of my heart for creating music in 2019 that made this crazy year so much better! And now my friends, I present to you a song/video from each of my favorite albums & EPs of…

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Photos + Review | Fruit Bats + Andrew Combs @ The Sinclair

On November 6th Eric D. Johnson brought his latest and greatest incarnation of Fruit Bats to the Boston area as the tour in support of the their latest album, Gold Past Life, stopped at The Sinclair in Harvard Square. This record is one of the Music Savage gang’s favorites, so we simply had to head out for a Wednesday night show to hear the new songs come to life in one of the best venues in town.  The songs on Gold Past Life dig in deep when coming out of your speakers or headphones. Eric and his band create an…

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#HotTakes | Week of 06.03.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. rbbts // Kate Davis Honeysuckle // Jonah Tolchin mercury // Ada Lea Young At Heart (Windosill Sessions, Vol. 1) // Covenhoven Head Over Heels // Japanese Breakfast Giving Up // Whitney Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, October 2nd @ Royale Loving You // Ian Noe Existential Dread // UV Rays Ocean // Fruit Bats Upcoming Boston Area Show: Wednesday, November 6th @ The Sinclair Hey, Ma // Bon Iver Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, October 15th @ TD Garden UFO // Bad Books Upcoming Boston Area Show:…

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#HotTakes | Week of 04.29.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Student Housing // Truth Club Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, June 8th @ Townsend House Give Me // Sego Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, May 10th @ Brighton Music Hall Marigolds // Kishi Bashi Vacation with Bond in south of France part 2 // MIYNT Temper Temper // Black Pistol Fire Gold Past Life // Fruit Bats Running Behind // Rose Hotel Century // Big Thief Nail it on the First Try // The Felice Brothers We See U // Walker Lukens I Feel Emotion // Operators…

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#HotTakes | Week of 04.01.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Punk Mom // Lindenfield Doubt // Radical Face The Great Deceiver // Saltwater Sun I Can’t Remember How To Talk To You // Someone Hungry Child // Hot Chip Upcoming Boston Area Show: Monday, September 9th @ Royal Like A Child Does // Diane Coffee Slow Dances // Winnetka Bowling League The Bottom of It // Fruit Bats Special Announcement // The Felice Brothers Honeybee // The Head and the Heart Tightly // Pocket Sun

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Mixtape | November 2018

We’re 11 months down in 2018, and yet another mixtape here to soothe your need for the month of December. I’m stoked on this months mixtape, lots of good stuff from all over the sonic landscape. Take a listen, follow the playlist, and share it with your friends.

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#HotTakes | Week of 11.05.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Wiggle // Huntly Slow Sipper // The Dip Getting in a Van Again // Fruit Bats Night & Day // Vök Isolation (John Lennon) // Ty Segall Everlastingly Yours // Piroshka Golden Embers // Mandolin Orange Gold // Sister Sparrow The Revolution/The Establishment // Shad If Experience was Money // Stone Mecca

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New Music | Fruit Bats – Tangie and Ray

Fruit Bats – Tangie And Ray Ten years into a musical career spanning 4 albums, Eric D. Johnson the man behind Fruit Bats, will release his 5th album Tripper.  The album, named after a chance encounter on a train with a cantankerous vagabond, is a fictional work about Johnson and the “Tripper’s” roadtrip across America.  The first released cut from the album is Tangie and Ray, a travelogue about two people riding in the back of a truck and their travels leaving home and going back to the wild.  Its Johnson’s style all over it, a warm 60’s/70’s classic folk…

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