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#HotTakes | Week of 02.11.2019

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. A Place in the Sun // Telekinesis Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, April 13th @ Great Scott Lasting Friend // Samia Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, February 22nd @ The Sinclair Old Engine Oil // Budos Band Everyday // Weyes Blood Upcoming Boston Area Show: Tuesday, May 28th @ The Sinclair Heads Gonna Roll // Jenny Lewis Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, October 25th @ House of Blues On The Luna // Foals Upcoming Boston Area Show: Friday, April 19th @ House of Blues Hard Times //…

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2018 | Steve’s Best of the Year

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! No, you’re not one too many eggnogs in, I said Thanksgiving. I’ll tell ya why. It’s the time of year that we find ourselves taking a step back and looking at all that presented itself to us throughout the last 365 days. In the music world, that often means a “Best of” list, but outside of that, it usually means taking stock of a whole host of other things. And this post might just be a combination of those two things, as while it’s obvious 2018 pushed forward just as much great music as years past, there’s…

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Mixtape | March 2018

The month of March is over, and it’s time for the world to bloom a bit. This month was especially difficult to keep the total tracks to 40. Editing down, we’ve got great new stuff from Natalie Prass, to Erin Rae, Ry Cooder, Hiss Golden Messengerand so much more. I’m so so stoked on this mixtape and I hope you like it as much as I do. As always, let us know what we’ve missed (if anything), and please do enjoy.

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#HotTakes | Week of 02.26.2018

Songs that we think you should hear without all the pomp and circumstance. Queen For A Day feat. Exene Cervenka // Skating Polly Make Me Feel // Janelle Monáe Not Like It Was // Tall Heights Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, March 10 @ House of Blues Petrified // Ruler Answer Me // Quinn Devlin & The Bridge Street Kings Answer Me by Quinn Devlin & The Bridge Street Kings Bastille Day // Matthew Stubbs and The Antiguas Upcoming Boston Area Show: Saturday, April 7 @ Thunder Road Bakersfield // Buckley Las Cruces by Buckley Short Court Style // Natalie…

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New Music | Jeremy Messersmith – Blue Sky

Jeremy Messersmith – Blue Sky Check out Jeremy Messersmith’s Blue Sky, an homage to everything going on at the Occupy Wall Street protests.  The acoustic driven song sounds every bit like Paul Simon.  Messersmith as always does a fantastic job painting an elegant picture with his lyrical eloquence and sentimental delivery.  Really enjoying this one.

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I Missed | Jeremy Messersmith

Dillinger Eyes

I received a copy of Jeremy Messersmith’s Reluctant Graveyard at the end of last year.  Through all the madness that is ‘end of the year’ lists I didn’t get a real chance to express how much I really loved The Reluctant Graveyard.  I missed out on posting this when it was new, but its well worth a mention now more than ever.

The Minnesota based songwriter admittedly painted this album in the image of the Beatles, its seriously all over it.  See above ‘Dillinger Eyes’ or ‘Violet’ if you don’t believe me.  In absolutely no way is it a bad thing either.  The album is flipping amazing.  I’ve seriously listened to it too much.

Whats so fantastic about this album is the lyrics and art behind them.  In ‘Dillinger Eyes’ the song is a fun bouncy track about a case of mistaken identity leading to eventual demise, its all told with a mood that’s kind of funny, a self deprecating homicide song if you will.  Messersmith’s ability to tell these stories on the album with the mood and tone he uses is what immediately drew me to this album. These are just perfect pop songs.

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Further than the album, Messersmith released a new youtube video (below) where he sings a medley of songs where the lyrics are commonly mistaken.  Using flash cards a la Dylan’s “Subterranean Homesick Blues” he reveals the mistaken lyrics… for example the Ramones ‘I wanna be sedated’ mistaken for ‘I wanna piece of bacon.’  Its all done so well and hilariously funny.