Valentines day is upon us and love was in the air on Friday's BumbleBee Brunch... Love of indie and alternative music to be specific. We certainly did spin some tunes with romantic subject material (positive and negative,) but the NEW music is always the main focus on BumbleBee Brunch. This week's journey in new indie music took us literally around the globe with tunes from Australia's Luke Steele (one half of Empire Of The Sun,) India's Gauri Paighan, and Berlin, Germany's Albertine Sarges. Berlin was actually represented a second time with British rapper Tricky's new project Lonely Guest (Tricky now lives in Berlin.) We stopped into South America for a tune from Bogota, Colombia's Infinite Sonic, who have an interesting Boston connection... Their leader Tom Fay is originally from Chelsea, Massachusetts! We almost always hit-up the UK for a song or three each week and Friday was no exception as we cued-up a new single from London electronic duo Audiobooks. Back here in the states Brooklyn trio Sunflower Bean are set to release their third LP in May and we heard the very impressive track "Who Put You Up To This?" Check-out the new music video for the song!
Generous helpings of Boston music were on the brunch table Friday and we launched into the 11:00 hour with a brand new single from Smitt E. Smitty & The Feztones just in time for Valentines Day. If you're in the Anti-Valentines camp this year "Buzzkill Baby" is your song! It will be officially released along with a music video on Monday 2/14/22. It is rumored that I just might be in the music video.
Lowell, Masschusetts band RoseR have released two EP's and are ready to release their eponymous debut LP at the end of the month(2/25/22.) "Little Stitches" made its first radio appearance anywhere on BumbleBee Brunch! Pre-order the album now on their Bandcamp page!
You've heard Medford, Massachusetts artist Susan Cattaneo on BumbleBee Radio as one half of Honest Mechanic, but she has a new solo album on the way. "All Is Quiet" drops on April 8th and we played the absolutely gorgeous title-track from the album. Pre-order the album on Bandcamp and get that song right away!
Vermont artist Holly Brewer is known to most Boston music fans as the mother of Humanwine, but she's making music on her own terms these days and lots of it with a steady stream of singles, each one exploring unique musical territories. I was drawn to the newest track "Bee Proverb" when it dropped on Bandcamp Friday (2/4/22) and when I told Holly I was adding it to BumbleBee Radio she told me "I thought of you the whole time I was writing it!!! I love that it's found a home there!" That is a great honor indeed! Thank you, Holly! Collect a copy of Bee Proverb over on Holly's Bandcamp page.
We also played Boston tunes from Kid Gulliver (another track from the terrific LP "Kissmet,") Emerald Comets, and Michael Murray. "View From the Floor" is the final single to be released from Murray's forthcoming LP, "OMG" (out on 2/24/22.) Here is the full playlist for Friday's program... 😍 or 💖= Valentines-appropriate song
🥂 = Album Anniversary
10:00 AM HOUR: The Cure - Friday I'm In Love (1992) 😍
Audiobooks - Tryna Tryna Take Control (2022) Panic! At The Disco - Girls/Girls/Boys (2013) 💖 The Psychedelic Furs - Heartbreak Beat (1987) 😍🥂 (35th in Feb) Kid Gulliver - You'll Never Know (2021) 💖 The Afghan Whigs - Lovecrimes (2012) 😍 Albertine Sarges - Bird's Life (2022) Susan Cattaneo - All Is Quiet (2022)
Erasure - Oh L'Amour (1986) 💖 Tegan And Sara - Back In Your Head (2007) 😍 Emerald Comets - Memory Factory (2022)
Infinite Sonic - Let's Go Shadow Dancing (2022) XTC - Senses Working Overtime (1982) 🥂 (40th on 2/12) Gauri Paighan - November (2022)
11:00 AM HOUR: Smitt E. Smitty & The Feztones - Buzzkill Baby (2022) 💖 The Sugarcubes - Hit (1992) 😍 Blondie - Hanging On The Telephone (1978) 💖 Luke Steele - Common Man (2022) RoseR - Little Stitches (2022) Elvis Costello - Veronica (1989) 🥂 (33rd on 2/6) Invisible Minds - The Cut Girl (Ft. Howard Hobbs) (2018) 😍 Michael Murray - The View From The Floor (2022) Sunflower Bean - Who Put You Up To This? (2022) Amanda Palmer & The Grand Theft Orchestra - Want It Back (2012) 💖 Lonely Guest - Atmosphere (Ft. Tricky, Marta, & Lee Scratch Perry) (2021) Holly Brewer - Bee Proverb (Field Mix) (2022) Cake - Love You Madly (2001) 😍 Lamb - Gorecki (1996) 💖
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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