Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016

    Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016

    A night with Sidewalk Driver is always magical.

    Reverse @ Q Division 12.11.2015

    Reverse @ Q Division 12.11.2015

    Here’s Reverse, continuing to be one of my favorite bands in town at the Q Division Holiday Party.

    Party Bois @ The Sinclair 12.9.2015

    Party Bois @ The Sinclair 12.9.2015

    Party Bois made The Sinclair their own personal pleasuredome during the 2015 Boston Music Awards.

    Dirty Bangs @ The Sinclair 12.9.2015

    Dirty Bangs @ The Sinclair 12.9.2015

    Dirty Bangs’ set at The Sinclair for the 2015 Boston Music Awards was all that is good an holy about the church of rock ‘n’ roll.

    Will Dailey @ The Sinclair 12.9.2015

    Will Dailey @ The Sinclair 12.9.2015

    Will Dailey took home the “Male Vocalist of the Year” award at The Sinclair.

    We are proud to premiere Eric Salt & The Electric City’s excellent “Excellent” video!

    We here at Daykamp Headquarters are super excited to share the new video from musical chameleons Eric Salt & The Electric City with you. It’s called “Excellent” and it is excellent. Of course, we expected nothing less from some of our favorite folks in town. The song finds Eric and the gang shifting musical gears at the drop of a dime. The colorful video directed by Daniel Jacobs is a visual love letter to all things Boston music. Watch for shoutouts to Q Division, John Powhida, Will Dailey, Hot Stove Cool Music, Tim Gearan, Daykamp Creative and a whole bunch of other people and events that make this town special. And hot air balloons. Lots of pretty hot air balloons. It’s impossible not to be happy when you are watching hot air balloons and listening to Eric Salt & The Electric City.

    Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016

    A night with Sidewalk Driver is always magical. Like when they played Great Scott for the Township vinyl release show. Magical. Always.

    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • Sidewalk Driver @ Great Scott 2.26.2016

    When Particles Collide @ Great Scott 2.26.2016

    Here’s When Particles Collide wailing away at Great Scott, their passion on display with every fuzzed-out stomp.

    • When Particles Collide @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • When Particles Collide @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • When Particles Collide @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • When Particles Collide @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • When Particles Collide @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • When Particles Collide @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • When Particles Collide @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • When Particles Collide @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • When Particles Collide @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • When Particles Collide @ Great Scott 2.26.2016
    • When Particles Collide @ Great Scott 2.26.2016

    The Easy Reasons – “Williamsburg” (2016)

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    The Easy Reasons
    “Williamsburg”
    2016

    The Easy Reason’s latest is a slow-burn cousin to their first. “Williamsburg” has the same live-on-the-edge sense of abandon as “Piece,” their debut single from a couple of years ago. Both songs rip when they want to, but experience finds the group a little darker, a little dirtier, a little more content to take their time. They’re deep in it on this one. Drivin’ to fast with your brakes cut loose. I’ll keep The Easy Reasons.

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    Dirty Bangs – “Your Sister’s Friend” (2016)

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    Dirty Bangs
    “Your Sister’s Friend”
    2016

    Dirty Bangs were one of the coolest and most engaging bands of 2015. Their new single has me convinced they don’t plan on relinquishing those distinctions anytime soon. “Your Sister’s Friend” smolders with melodic hooks that will have you humming along on the first listen. There’s no big chorus here, just a string of slinky verses strung together with some woo-woos. It works. Just listen to the “take-take-take-take-take-take” part and tell me that’s not gold. You can’t, because it is.

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    Drab – “Well, I Wanna Die” (2016)

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    Drab
    “Well, I Wanna Die”
    2016

    The wonderfully, but inaccurately, named Drab have released a teaser single from their forthcoming EP. “Well, I Wanna Die” is stripped of the fuzz and buzz I’ve come to associated with the band. What’s left is a beautiful bummer of a tune. Drab comes rattling in the night like the Ghost of Relationships Past. It’s a journey through the things you thought were buried for good, inspired by the late-’90s indie rock that was probably playing as you dug the grave. It’s gonna feel worse before it feels better. In the end, it’s for the best.

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    Eternals – “Raised By Wolves” (2016)

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    Eternals
    “Raised By Wolves”
    2016

    I’m in love with what Eternals are doing right now. The band is delivering well written pop songs executed with meticulous attention to detail and a lush palette of tailored tones. Actually, when I describe it that way it sounds like something I wouldn’t like. I usually gravitate toward songs and production that are more visceral, but Eternals have a way of polishing up these numbers without losing heart or groove that is just so appealing. These guys are so locked in and in tune with each other that their music still connects on a gut level. That’s good enough for me.

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    The Wrong Shapes – “Eating Better, Working Less” (2015)

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    The Wrong Shapes
    “Eating Better, Working Less”
    2015

    The Wrong Shapes got spaced-out and trippy on their December single of the month. “Eating Better, Working Less” starts with loops that sound stuck in time between The Soft Bulletin and Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots before the duo’s distinctive cello and vocals drift in. The Wrong Shapes float in and out of consciousness for 4:30 while their voices intermingle and a guitar picks out a repeating phrase. It’s a sound that exists in a plane below (above?) the buzz and static of everyday life.

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    Abbie Barrett And The Last Date – “That Shame” (2015)

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    Abbie Barrett And The Last Date
    “That Shame”
    2015

    The latest single from Abbie Barrett And The Last Date is a dark and driving dynamo. “That Shame” is a layered with wailing guitars, haunting backing vocals and a locked-in rhythm section. All of this is in support of Abbie’s soulful, scathing, perfectly delivered lead vocal. Damn. This is fantastic.

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    Ringtail – “Birdwatcher” (2016)

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    Ringtail
    “Birdwatcher”
    2016

    OK. Ringtail officially have my attention. Mid-tempo but never dull, their latest single mines vintage indie and classic rock territory. “Birdwatcher” feels like a long lost 120 Minutes gem from the mid-nineties dressed up with some Big Star sensibilities. Is that weird? Maybe, but it works. I’m eager to hear what these guys get up to next.

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