Archive for August, 2012

Prayers In Parking Lots by The Suicide Dolls

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We are thrilled to announce that DOM and Math The Band will be playing I AM Fest this year! DOM, the Worcester, MA band has been a favorite of ours since the release of their first EP, Sun Bronzed Greek Gods. They have been featured in every magazine and blog that matters and their new   Read More …

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Check out Hospitality’s video for lead single “Friends Of Friends,” featuring Alia Shawkat (Maeby Funke on ‘Arrested Development’)!

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We’re really excited to announce that I Am Festival 2012 will now take place in the heart of downtown New London, Connecticut. We’ve loved the experience of being on the Custom House Pier, but it will be extremely fun holding the festival in the city. We’ll still have awesome craft vendors and an awesome selection   Read More …

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Hospitality “Less than one second into the superb Belle & Sebastian homage “Eighth Avenue,” on Hospitality’s self-titled debut, there’s a tiny mistake—a botched guitar strum from a player whose grip slipped just so. Hospitality is a sharp, well-rehearsed guitar-pop collection, hardly the work of bedroom amateurs, so that chord sticks out: Like a pair of beat-up Chucks or   Read More …

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“Family of Love” is a small collection of sensory pop tunes, bringing together teenie bop with space rock. Inspired mostly by Mariah Carey, Judy Nylon and David Bowie, the songs reflect a cosmic and sometimes dark vibe via a bubblegum medium. Produced by Nicolas Vernhes (Animal Collective, Bjork), the 5 song EP maintains the hazy,   Read More …

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Brooklyn-based indie-rockers Bear Hands have been working the scene since they emerged in 2006 and broke out as a New York buzz band in 2007, after the release of their debut EP. Four year straight at CMJ and three years at SXSW plus opening slots for a number of influential indie artists have provided them   Read More …

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“It’s a sophomore album story you don’t hear too often: two years after a promising debut, indie act Sean Bones scored recording sessions with a well-respected industry producer (Sean Stoneback of Fucked Up, Sleigh Bells), only to take the project back into his own hands halfway through. On Buzzards Boy, Sean Bones’ second full length (and   Read More …

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Math the Band is a electro-punk spazz duo from Providence, RI. They use a combination of old video game systems, analog synthesizers and energy drinks to make the fastest, loudest, most party-est music they can imagine. They’ve only cracked their head open on stage ONCE.

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Formed in late 2007, Bearstronaut has played all over New England and earned the 2008 Boston Music Award for “College Band of the Year.” In 2010, Bearstronaut was nominated for the Boston Phoenix’s Best Music Poll in the “New Act” category and in 2011, after a lineup change, they were nominated in the “Best Electronic   Read More …

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Having met on the first day of college in the fall of 2007, guitarist/vocalist Andrew Oedel, drummer Matt Addison, and bassist Max Currier bonded over their common love of good music and bad beer. Acoustic jam sessions and impromptu sing-alongs soon became collaborative songwriting sit-downs and electrified noisefests. When second guitarist Jon Markson joined the   Read More …

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New London’s own The Suicide Dolls mix in a pinch of noise and a good amount of mood with classic rock, punk & pop structures. The bands that they have been compared to most frequently include Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr and the Pixies. Drawing influence from those bands and many others in scattered genres like   Read More …

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Ah yes, The Hempsteadys. A band whose origins are shrouded in mystery. What misfortune has brought this defiant reggae to the gentle shores of New London? Who can really say? Born of punk rock, fused with the sounds of the surf, the sands and the streets, and powered by the NLC All-Stars, The Hempsteadys are   Read More …

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Since 2007, the band Sidewalk Dave has been tirelessly touring the Northeast with a rare blend of artistic alt-rock. They have played with such similarly inspiring acts as Deer Tick, The Low Anthem, O’Death, and more. A relentless pursuit to challenge and entertain the listener has earned them generous national press. “Consider this The Beatles,   Read More …

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SISTER MARY is the monicker used by Westerly Rhode Island Native, Indie Folk Songwriter-Songstress MARY T.S. BROOKS. Elegant lyrics, mixed with banjo, acoustic guitar and bewitching melodies will hook you! Currently in the midst of a North East Tour in support of debut album, “Nothing More, Nothing Less,” she’s making some time to haunt the   Read More …

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