Friday, April 16, 2010

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

BOAT release new album on tangerine colored vinyl!

Setting the Paces is available to everyone in all three formats(CD,LP,MP3). I have to say I am partial to the tangerine colored vinyl but I hear those I-pods are sweeping the nation. It is in stores, emusic, and on our web page. Here is Magic Centepede from the recent release show. Allmusic says "Short, snappy tunes with rambunctious vocals and humorous lyrical content, with debts owed to Pavement, Television Personalities, and the Banana Splits, and with a bouncy energy that makes the album very easy to like" and we have to agree their best album to date. Come on in.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Setting the Pace

Since their debut album "Songs You Might Not Like" released in 2006 it looked like they may release an album every year. It just seemed like they had the stamina and the will and the songs. Well last year they decided to hold back and release the EP Topps only to bolster what would become "Setting the Paces". The sloppy pop boys spent some time in the studio and let the songs simmer. Most of these songs have been regulars at their live shows for the past year. You already know the words to the songs. Thursday bear witness to the BOAT stage show to top all the others. Dive into your office shredder for pockets of confetti, duct tape your uncooked rice in paper cups, practice your chest pound, and whatever you do sing along with BOAT as they present their new album on beautiful tangerine vinyl and compact disc.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Smitten gets married!

The New England band the Smittens have been around awhile and put out some fun records. Here is a video of Dana Smitten tying the knot with fellow Smittens in tow. This video is just irresistible.

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Pastels and Tenniscoats song and video

One of my all time favorites. The Pastels released this new song and video. They collaborated with the Japanese act Tenniscoats. This song is pretty fantastic. I am very excited for the new album is due in September on Domino Records.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

And the winner is.... RICKY!

Well that's not exactly true. Ricky was Carrie's favorite theme song and her second favorite was Dave's song but since it was who ever got more of their friends to vote it was awarded to Darling New Neighbors who submitted a fanciful accordion theme.

Ricky has supplied us with a download of his theme song.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Ricky versus Dave in a theme song battle

Carrie Brownstein from the band Sleater-Kinney has her own music blog on NPR titled Monitor Mix. She is having a contest for the video blog theme song. Dave Crane from BOAT and Ricky Cancro from Galactic Heroes are both finalists. Please head over to place your vote for your favorite themes!

I can't decide Ricky rhymes Styx with mix which I like but Dave talks over his theme in a sassy voice saying "What's on your mind, girl?". Results to follow currently both are at a 11%.

Monitor Mix

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Manhattan Love Suicides call it quits


After 3 years, 1 album, 6 singles, a 27 track compilation CD and a DVD, plus more hit and run, feedback and noise drenched 20 minute gigs than we can remember... The Manhattan Love Suicides have decided to split.

The reason? Quite simple really: We'd made our point.

Some bands form, and they keep going for many years. The Manhattan Love Suicides were never about that. We were never career driven; we just wanted to make an impact, like 4 sticks of dynamite thrown into a stale music scene. And in our own way, we did what we set out to do.

The music remains, and that is the most important thing. We're all very proud of how much we did in the short time we existed. The last thing we ever wanted was to become stale. End it while it's still fresh, while it's still vital. While it still counts.

So, thanks to everyone who came to see us , to everyone who appreciated the music and to everyone who supported us. This is not the end: it's just a new beginning. Adam and Rachel have formed The Medusa Snare and the debut album will be released by Squirrel Records soon, Caroline and Darren are contributing vocals and guitar respectively to Ailsa Craig, as well as working on new material together which will be released later in the year.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Indie Pop Show in Portland

Hey not often do forces combine to have three pop bands play in Portland. I am looking forward to this one.

Summer Cats have a new video

The Tartans have a myspace page
Soft Paws are local and have a new record and a myspace page

come on down only $6.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Love is a Wave

The Crystal Stilts are currently in first place for my song of the year. It isn't brand new so you may have seen this somewhere else but they put out this song on a single on Slumberland Records. Enjoy!