Happy Spring and thank you to everyone who tuned-into BumbleBee Brunch on the final day of Winter. It was quite a morning for Boston-area artists with music from Rice Edmonston, This Bliss, Salem Wolves, Pixies, Tracy Bonham, Guru, Lower Falls, and Glass House. We also took a spin down to Providence for a new tune from Keith A/B and revisited an old Cape Cod favorite with Mwalim (I'm floored by the thought that "Thief In The Night" is 21-years-old!)
Front and center at the top of the 11:00 hour on Friday's program we heard the lead track off the forthcoming EP from Boston electronic experimental collaborative project, Violet Nox. "Whispering Galaxy" (to be released 4/19/2021) is the follow-up to their 2020 EP "Future Fast." Thank you to Dez DeCarlo for getting an advance copy of the EP over to The Bee and for staying in-touch with me about the upcoming release! PRE-ORDER a digital or limited-edition CD copy of "Whispering Galaxy" on Bandcamp and get a download the song "Shapeshifter" to enjoy now!
I think we're all looking forward to enjoying LIVE music together in-person again as we slowly scratch and claw our way out of the Covid-pit we've been trapped-in for the past year. Outdoor shows are likely to be the way live music returns at-first, but as anyone from around here knows you can't count on New England weather cooperating at all until we get into May (or even June if you live near the water like I do.) That said virtual shows have kept us sane through all of this and Violet Nox has organized a virtual Spring event to keep us entertained while everything is thawing out. Saturday April 10th at 8:00 PM. Find out more HERE!
We also heard a brand new single from Lowell, Massachusetts band oldsoul. "High On Yourself" follows-up their 2020 LP, "You Were Overwhelmed." The track "Left Wondering" from that LP received heavy airplay on BumbleBee Radio last Summer and into early Fall. Click HERE (or on the photo above) to watch the music video for "High On Yourself."
You can also listen to and purchase the new single (out now on Counter Intuitive Records) over on their Bandcamp page. I am looking forward to hearing more new music from oldsoul in 2021!
While I was out and about on Saturday, I paid a visit to Pleasant Village Records and Collectibles in Marblehead. Owner Jaime Talia has a very cool shop that is almost overwhelming when you first step inside as there are so many neat things to look at. I have started on a new quest to find music from older Boston bands to add to BumbleBee Radio and was not disappointed in this stop as I scored vinyl from Human Sexual Response and The Del Fuegos! Jaime has an impressive selection of music, while some other stores I've visited in the Boston area are somewhat picked-over (particularly when it comes to used Alternative Rock) and adds up to 100 new titles a week to her inventory. Check-out this interview she did in January with Boston Groupie News!
FYI: I am always searching for used vinyl, particularly Alternative Rock, Indie, and Boston music (all set on Air Supply, Bon Jovi, and Jim Nabors.) If you have records looking for a new home or know of a cool record shop just waiting for me to come visit it, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org !
Here is the full playlist for Friday's show...
10:00 AM HOUR: The Cure - Friday I'm In Love (1992)
Rice Edmonston - Last To Know (2021)
Florence + The Machine - What Kind Of Man (2015)
Alright - Rat Race (2021) Paul Weller - Glad Times (2021)
Veruca Salt - Volcano Girls (1997)
The Psychedelic Furs - Heartbreak Beat (1987)
oldsoul - High On Yourself (2021)
Gorillaz - Feel Good Inc. (Ft. De La Soul) (2005)
Pixies - Gigantic (1988)
Keith A/B - Which Wolf Is Which? (2021)
Tracy Bonham - Mother Mother (1996)
They Might Be Giants - Istanbul (1990)
Nick Drake - River Man (1969)
11:00 AM HOUR: Violet Nox - Shapeshifter (2021)
The Police - Next To You (1978)
Guru - No Time To Play (1993)
Salem Wolves - Turn To Gold (2020)
This Bliss - Give Me More (2021)
Massive Attack - Unfinished Sympathy (1991)
Lower Falls - On The Level (2021)
Django Django - Got Me Worried (2021)
Mwalim - Thief In The Night (2000)
Johnny Dynamite & The Bloodsuckers - Trifflin' Kids (2021)
Glass House - Smith (2021)
Brian Eno - Cindy Tells Me (1973)
Poe - Haunted (2000)
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