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100 Great Songs From Boston and New England of 2018 – 1-20

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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


Sweetcreem – NO$T

Shamanic space pop from the deepest bowels of Cambridge

Further Reading: comeherefloyd


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)


Hessian – Skull Ring

Heavy dose of that hard and heavy old – no keyboards, no ballads, just plain ‘ol RAWK

Further Reading: Doomed & Stoned


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


Kintaan – Gretchen

That is one scary Gretchen right there – she’s pounding on that metal all day not unlike early Swans or Godflesh

Further Reading: This is Darkness


The Laces – Laguna Beach

Sure seems like a nice place be, even when your parents don’t want you to hang around it


Cosmic Johnny – Houston

Big riffs, big riffs and emotional breakdowns – they still matter, even though no one in the outer space can hear them, since we’re all alone

Further Reading: Hooligan Mag


Wendy Eisenberg – Sol Lewitt

Jammin econo and thinking about the structures

Further Reading: Something Else!


Coffin Salesman – Bloody Knuckles

Looking for an engineer while fighting the devil with both hands

Further Reading: Thrash N’ Bang!!!


Helenor – Bloodshot Eyes

Rich and gorgeous Beatlesque harmonies captured by David DiAngelis

Further Reading: The Partae


Edge Petal Burn – Letters

Its usually not a good idea to read other people’s letters, but this might be an exception – mostly due to an enigmatic voice hidden inside

Further Reading: Short Line


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


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