In advance of their upcoming debut full-length, local five-piece Oldermost dropped a download of two free tracks earlier this week. “Close to the Fire” and “Once I Left” display two distinct moods of the band, recalling dreamy Americana favorites My Morning Jacket and Lord Huron. Stream the songs below and download them on Oldermost’s Bandcamp here.
New Paradise Laboratories have announced that they will put their production of 27 back on the stage this spring. The play takes a surreal and improvised look at music’s “27 Club” with portrayals of Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Jim Morrison and Kurt Cobain. Narrator / musical accompanist Alec MacLaughlin stopped in the WXPN studios for an interview and improvisation session during the play’s run last fall – download his appearance below.
Tuesday’s My Morning Download featured Philly’s The Lawsuits and their new single “Onion.” The track, and the album it will appear on, was recorded by Bill Moriarty. With the release of Cool Cool Cool happening this summer, the band has some free time on their hands, which they will fill with a few shows next month – catch The Lawsuits at Johnny Brenda’s on May 3rd, at The Fire on May 5th and at Hard Rock Cafe on May 10th. Tickets and information for all shows can be found here. Download “Onion” here and check out the Key Studio Session version below.
Ruby the Hatchet stopped by to record this week’s Key Studio Session, reprising two songs from their wild Ouroboros album that was released last fall and previewing a new one, “Paralyzed,” which you can stream and download below. The Angry Mountain was also on hand to capture the local band’s performance of “Paralyzed” on film. Ruby the Hatchet will be at Kung Fu Necktie on April 25th – tickets and information can be found here. Check out the full session here.
Local art rock outfit The Chairman Dances shared their new two song Michael and the Prophetess EP this week. The free download is “a song cycle steeped in biblical language and set in a fictionalized 1950s era Brooklyn” and follows the band’s longer form concept efforts A Promise and Long Lost / A History of Iniquity. The Chairman Dances will perform at Kung Fu Necktie on June 14th; tickets and information can be found here.