Saturday, May 12, 2012

This Weeks Short Bursts :: Memory Drawings, Krill


Memory Drawings is the new project from erstwhile Hood/The Declining Winter multi-instrumentalist, Richard Adams. Our loyal readers may recall us proclaiming our love for all things Hood on several occasions, most notably in out Closing Out The Decade segment back in 09" where we gushed about the powers of the bands high water mark, Cold House. So any time we catch wind of activity from one of Hoods founding members we perk up and listen. Aided by Lanterns violinist, Sarah Kemp, Dulcimer player Joel Hanson, and Rachael's Keyboardist, Rachael Grimes. The band debut long player, Music For Another Loss is a mostly instrumental affair, save for the second disc that features vocal contributions from Yvonne Bruner. The album features a strident mix of fireside folk with dark, seductive melancholy and powerful melodies.You can order Music For Another Loss via Norman Records.

Somerville's rising garage pop trio Krill will celebrate the release of their debut set, Alam No Hris tonight at The Bulgar Shack in Allston. Consisting of bassist/vocalist Jonah Furman, guitarist Aaron Ratoff, and drummer Luke Pyenson, Krill have delivered our current listening obsession over 13 tracks of intelligent and staggering jangle pop complete with Furman's warble that to our ears recalls a young Black Francis. Recorded in the basements of Sommerville, Krill have offered up the album as a free download over at their Bandcamp dojo. For more information on the CD Release check the FB event page.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Introducing: Peter Buzzelle & Soul Clinic Bible School

Founding member of the Pacific Northwest's Frequency dB, and Boston's formidable popsmith Peter Buzzelle delivered his sophomore set, Museum Of back in January, so it's criminal that it took us this long to get around to writing about it. Better late than never, I suppose. Museum Of is full of Buzzelle's astute and catchy as hell power pop, and at times it reminds us of the finest moments in the aforementioned genre such as The Posies' Frosting On The Beater, Matthew Sweet's Girlfriend, and Big Star's landmark #1 Record, while creating something engaging, original, and completely addicting. Peter recorded Museum Of at End Of The World Studios in Los Angeles with former Bostonian and Helicopter Helicopter/ Hello Dragon fronter Chris Zerby and at home in Jamaica Plain. The album's centerpiece, Nothing Can Break Me is damn near perfect, filled with heartbreak, defiance, and hope with a chorus that soars and sticks with you long after it's reached 3:38 running time. It's O.K. to play twice in fact we recommend you do so.

Peter Buzzelle and Soul Clinic Bible School will play Radio on Friday May 25th with Varsity DragBirdsMakeBirds, and Black Forests Of Opium.