Monday, February 13, 2012

New Track Rundown

On the last new track rundown, I led with a track from a Brooklyn band and my favorite song since then has been from another group from the area. There must be something good in the water there. Ever since Mr. Dream had unveiled the title track from their upcoming EP, Fatherland, I can't get enough of it. The song is an aggressive number with searing guitars that dig deep into your eardrums and leave a lasting impression. The Jealous Sound provide good contrast here with a catchy emo tune. This is emo in the classic sense (Sunny Day Real Estate, The Appleseed Cast, Jimmy Eat World) and not the eyeliner emo that people have come to associate with the genre. Catch them live tomorrow at Great Scott. Andrew Bird has finally released a track from his highly anticipated album, Break It Yourself, which is set for release on March 6th. It is a more straightforward and guitar-driven affair than what appeared on his last effort, but no less affecting. Listen to all this and more after the jump and take note of the dates when each artist is coming to the Boston area.

Mr. Dream – “Fatherland”

The Jealous Sound – “Your Eyes Were Shining”
Tue, 2/14/12 - Great Scott w/ Yale, Massachusetts and Soccer Mom

Andrew Bird – “Eyeoneye”
Sun, 5/6/12 - House of Blues

Jack White – “Love Interruption”

Gabe Goodman – “Midnight Sour”

Django Django – “Default”

Main Attrakionz – “Focalin”
Thu, 3/1/12 - The Middle East Downstairs

Dada Trash Collage – “Migraine”

Memoryhouse – “Walk with Me”

Bahamas – “I Got You Babe”

White Rabbits – “Temporary”
Fri, 4/12/12 - Paradise Rock Club

††† (Crosses) – “Prurien†”

Homeboy Sandman – “The Miracle"

White Fence – “Swagger Vets and Double Moon”

Royal Baths – “Faster, Harder”

Terry Malts – “Nauseous”

Young Prisms – “Floating in Blue”
Wed, 3/7/12 - Great Scott

Wild Nothing – “Nowhere”

J R G – “Why Are You Always in My Dreams”

Zeus – “Anything You Want Dear”

Eric Chenaux – “Amazing Backgrounds”

Once again M. Ward has completely astonished me with his gorgeous new song "The First Time I Ran Away" which recalls the best of Nick Drake. The compelling video has some of the best animation I have seen in some time. Speaking of animated videos, who thought Popeye and Wilco would make a perfect match? Me neither, but the video for "Dawned on Me" pairs the two with excellent results. The lovely Aubrey Plaza puts on an unnerving performance in the video for "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings", the latest from Father John Misty, which is the project of former Fleet Foxes member J. Tillman. Coming in towards the end are Lianne La Havas and Jhameel, two of my picks for artists that are destined to break out in 2012. The former has a charming Santigold-esque appeal, while the latter undoubtedly brings to mind the aural and aesthetic flair of Michael Jackson.

Mon, 5/7/12 - House of Blues w/ Lee Ranaldo

Mon, 5/7/12 - TD Garden w/ Red Hot Chili Peppers

Fri, 5/11/12 - Paradise Rock Club

Tue, 3/7/12 - TD Garden w/ Arctic Monkeys

Mon, 3/26/12 - Paradise Rock Club

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