Halloween has come and gone, the sun sits low in the sky, and the chill of November seeps-in from the North as we await the arrival of the holiday season. What better time to grab a hot cup of coffee (or tea) and settle-in for some new music? Friday's BumbleBee Brunch show was filled to the brim with that!
We heard some great new tunes Friday with selections from as far away as Sydney, Australia (The Lazy Eyes,) London (Wolf Alice,) and Leeds, UK (L'objectif.) Beck Black and Pale Jay checked-in from Los Angeles and we stopped-into Providence, RI for a great track off Lainey Dionne's new album. Lainey recently won Best in State (Rhode Island) in the New England Music Awards. Check-out her new album "Self Titled" HERE.
The Boston area, of course, always gets plenty of attention here on the Brunch show and Friday saw new songs from Little Fuss, The Tapples, and JATK... PLUS we dropped the needle on fresh tracks from new albums by Kid Gulliver and A Bunch Of Jerks that you can snag over on Bandcamp.
The nominees for the 2021 Boston Music Awards were announced as Brunch got underway Friday morning. As it turns out we had a few of the nominees on the playlist. Kristian Montgomery is up for Country Artist of the Year, Salem Wolves are up for Rock Artist of the Year & 617Sessions Song of the Year and Lowell, Massachusetts singer/songwriter Senseless Optimism (fresh off her win in the New England Music Awards,) continues her ascent in the Boston music scene with not one... not two... But THREE nominations: Singer-Songwriter of the Year, New Artist of the Year, and 617Sessions Song of the Year for her new single, "Yesterdayz" (as heard at the top of the 11:00 hour.) We will be featuring many more of this year's nominees in the coming weeks on BumbleBee Brunch!
I do have to take a moment to say that I was beyond ecstatic, grateful, and humbled to discover, while scrolling through the nominees (in-between breaks on Friday's program,) that BumbleBee Brunch has been nominated for a Boston Music Award for Music Podcast / Radio Show of the Year! To see my show listed alongside my friend and highly respected colleague Anngelle Wood as well as the Above the Basement Podcast, On The Town with Mikey Dee on WMFO, and other great shows is a great honor! Best of luck to all of this year's nominees. Visit BostonMusicAwards.com to see this year's nominations and cast your votes!
Here is the full playlist for Friday's show...
✉️ = Boston Music Award Nominee
10:00 AM HOUR: The Buggles - Video Killed The Radio Star (1979)
Pale Jay - Dos Uvas (2021)
Blondie - Hangin' On The Telephone (1981)
The Lazy Eyes - Fuzz Jam (2021)
Wolf Alice - Delicious Things (2021)
The Cure - Why Can't I Be You? (1987)
Kristian Montgomery & The Winterkill Band - I Will Break Your Heart Again (2021) ✉️
Little Fuss - Dear Aria (2021)
They Might Be Giants - Don't Let's Start (1986)
Nick Drake - River Man (1970)
A Bunch Of Jerks - Something For The Pain (2021)
Beck Black - Puppet Show (2021)
Naked Eyes - When The Lights Go Out (1983)
Middle Kids - Edge Of Town (2018)
Paulzon Fire - Couch Serfa (2020)
11:00 AM HOUR: Senseless Optimism - Yesterdayz (2021) ✉️✉️✉️
Beck - The New Pollution (1996)
Jaggery - This Way That Way (2016)
L'objectif - Have It Your Way (2021)
The Tapples - Sail On (2021)
The Orielles - Space Samba (Disco Volador Theme) (2020)
David Bowie - Fashion (1981)
Kid Gulliver - Carousel (2021)
Lainey Dionne - Senti(mental) (2021)
A Tribe Called Quest - Excursions (1991)
Salem Wolves - Never Die (2020) ✉️
JATK - Ride The Wind (2021)
Parquet Courts - Almost Had To Start A Fight / In And Out Of Patience (2018)
Arcade Fire - The Suburbs (2010)
Don't forget that the BumbleBee Radio APP for Android is now available for FREE in the Google Play Store! An iPhone APP will be available in the Apple Store soon. As always thank you for listening! -Kristen
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