Y’all know we listen to everything that comes through the RNRF offices, right? When it comes to what artists we are able to review/feature, there’s usually two different things that happen: A) We dig what we hear on an initial listen through and, depending on the date, will pencil it into our calendar to revisit as the release gets nearer and 2) A song or album immediately enthralls us and before we know it we have almost a whole post ready to go.[Read more…]
An anti-Valentine’s Day jam combined with another gotDamn anthem and a half from Canyons and Locusts is just what “Love Goes Down The Drain” is and we’re pretty sure that what you’re reading right now will take longer to get through than the actual song itself. Which just means having it on repeat will permanently embed the duo’s newest ditty right at the front of that gray matter. Which is fine by us![Read more…]
Your favorite new artist of 2024 is already here?!?! That can’t be right, can it? But just listen to the Alt Americana meanderings coming out of Boston’s TELL and, ahem, tell us we’re wrong, okay?[Read more…]
Duos! it’s what’s for dinner?!?! No? Just seems like we have more than one duo to cover today is all. But anyway! DNA’s Evolution is your new favorite Taunton-based band with a sound that’s like that Josh Homme meets Death From Above 1979 connection with an Indie aesthetic. You just don’t know it yet.
But you will when you dive into “‘Til I Break” which dropped late in 2023 and is currently ripe for your earholes to devour. Starting like The Blues Brothers’ “I Can’t Turn You Loose” with its’, ahem, bluesy beginnings from Derek Reckard’s playing on “all the Guitar things” and Adam Cardoza’s shuffling drum beats the track soon opens up into a fervor of frets and stick shrapnel to become a solid three minute and change Rawk anthem with a killer chorus.
“‘Til I Break It” is out now and can be found along with a plethora of other solid music from DNA’s Evolution right here. For more from the band, including info on their upcoming show at News Cafe in Pawtucket, RI with The Mighty Suicide Squirrels, Typhoid Mary & Dandelion Pipebomb on March 23rd, follow them across their socials by clicking here, here, and here.
There’s a few artists we’ve come across over the years that, when the announcement of new music of any sort arrives, we automatically start a draft or add the album or tune to a usually already in progress year end list because what they’ve created thus far is just that damn good. Lowell’s Tysk Tysk Task is quickly becoming one of those artists for us and following January’s release of “Intolerable”, we were inclined to go that route with new single “Trazodone”. And not to toot our own methods but upon actually hearing the new jam in full, we can’t see any reason why TTT wouldn’t maintain that status from now on.[Read more…]
We can’t really say enough about the mesmerizing sounds that The Shallows conjure throughout their debut record Wave State. On both a local and national level, The Shallows create music that’s tantamount to a certain era but still stands out as timeless. And on an album of highlights, the debut track from that lush collection of ethereal aural journeys, “Channels”, remains a stand out.[Read more…]
If you were mesmerized like us by Phantom Ocean’s latest single “I’m With The Band” (Released last August and reviewed by us here) then their upcoming new EP is going to be a must listen! A riveting collection of songs that cover a wide variety of sounds and styles, Phantasmagoria is four tracks of absolute sonic joy from one of the most compelling duos to arrive on the Boston Music Scene in recent years.[Read more…]
The fiery enigma that is Lowell’s Tysk Tysk Task is an artist that’s just as compelling now as when we first heard them and even more so when you factor in the visual element surrounding the mystique (Read: Get to a Tysk Tysk Task show!) After a relatively quiet year on the recording front, but definitely not on the live front with multiple appearances during the 2023 Rock & Roll Rumble resurrection among other shows throughout last year, Tysk Tysk Task kicked off 2024 by not only unveiling a brand new song featuring the fresh new TTT lineup band but also with the recent announcement that the band would be taking part in this year’s annual Boston Calling music festival appearing on Day 3 of the stacked lineup which also features Killers, Megan Thee Satllion, Hozier & more over Memorial Day weekend from May 24th through May 26th.[Read more…]
One of our favorite kinds of introductions to a new song is when it immediately has this sort of indescribable sound and the word “timeless” as a descriptor loudly rings out. When talking the newest effort from Boston’s Derek Smith and the Cosmic Vultures, that opening sentence tends to ring pretty true.[Read more…]
From what we’ve heard so far, Canyons and Locusts is of the mind that you don’t wanna overstay your welcome when it comes to song length and that leave while the part is still poppin’ mentality prevails once again on newest single “Soo All The Way”.[Read more…]