The past couple of months, partially thanks to a new friend, I’ve been listening a little less to my usual techno + trance work (although I didn’t fully stop ;)), and a little more to some alt + indie work. It’s been fun.
Grouplove: Tongue Tied rocks, and the rest of the recent album is pretty good too. They had a show with Young the Giant (above) together in Boston a couple of months ago, which I’m sorry to have missed.
The Bombay Bicycle Club is a fun London-based group, and I like their track Shuffle among others. I saw them live with a friend here in town back in March. Apparently they’re doing well, playing ever-bigger venues and touring a ton. I saw them at The Middle East (downstairs), but their next Boston show, in July, is at Royale. And they’re playing Webster Hall in NYC right after that.
Childish Gambino has some amazing lyrics, e.g. on Hold You Down and Heartbeat. I really wanted to see his Boston show in June, got tickets, but I will be out of the country (still, same as Seaport Six above). Enjoy the show, Mike — take some pics!
Rubblebucket is one of those bands that is way better in person than recorded. They bring a ton of energy to their show. I saw it with a friend a few days ago at the Paradise here in Boston, a nice small venue. Their track Bikes is my favorite.
The Best Coast has a number of fun tracks, and they’ll be in Boston in July. My favorite of theirs so far is The Only Place, which I was humming to myself, apparently sometimes loudly, while running a 5K last week.
A long list, and that’s just ~1 genre of music 🙂 Hopefully others will find it useful, but I know I’ll find it amusing years down the road.
|From the Rubblebucket concert at Paradise, May 2012.|