Talking about all the great music that came out of Boston and New England last year!
Don’t forget to check out our 2017 roundup of music from Boston/NE!
Kirayoshi – Bipolarity
Last year it was Pastoria by Along (aka Jacob Schwartz) that made our funk-loving ears perk up. Bringing even more funk to you this year is Framingham, MA based Kirayoshi (aka Derek Powers) with Bipolarity off of Kirayoshi’s debut Reincarnated Resurrection.
Further Reading: Interview with Kirayoshi + Guest Mix
House of Harm – Always
Nice trip down the memory lane – think Joy Division, Depeche Mode and lyrics filled with enough desperation to satisfy an inner goth hidden inside each one of us.
Further Reading: Obscura Undead
Troll 2 – Roadkill
Scumfolk is what they call it – a bit of punk, a bit of folk and a bit of death metal, even (read the lyrics)
Rene Chambers – Girls From Nowhere
Are there any actual bats in Kremlin? I’m not sure, even though I’m originally from Moscow, but this is a sign that both Rene Chambers and his debut album (called Kremlin Bats) makes you ponder all sorts of interesting questions just as true art should.
Further Reading: Kids Like You & Me
Salem Wolves – B.D.F.
They’re howling at the Du loudly while talking about BDF (take your pick – Best Dorks Forever, Beer Drinking Fool and Belligerently Drunk Friday (all courtesy of Urban Dictionary)).
Further Reading: If It’s Too Loud
The Laces – Laguna Beach
Sure seems like a nice place be, even when your parents don’t want you to hang around it
Dyr Faser – The Swan
Graceful swan of never (with apologies to Billy)
Skyjelly – Accidents
Some accidents are meant, as they make the world a (much) better place – this is one of them
Temporary Eyesore – Spun
Lke Shaggs in the mood for a melody (with apologies to Mr. Plant)
Forn – Manifestations of the Divine Root
Like facing an angry beast while in a barely lit cavern
The Drunk Monkeys – Feelin’
Eye of the tiger filled with thick and creamy psychedelic pop
TRNGS – COUGHX
Blessed be all the cute little glitches happening while this laptop is being cremated
- Recap // Best New Music From Boston and New England of 2018 – Songs 1-40
- Listen: Interview with Kirayoshi + Guest Mix
- 2011 In Overview + News – Type Records
- Best New Music From Boston and New England of 2017 – Songs 88-100
- Quarantine Interviews: Martin Atkins