- Boston Herald: “Paisley punks Bad Rabbits and roots rockers Kingsley Flood went from local notables to national names in 2013 with spots on festival main stages, late-night TV and critics’ best-of lists.”
- Boston Globe: “[Battles is] a blend of bucolic folk and rousing, broadly instrumented rock that has already further cemented its national presence.”
To celebrate the holidays and our mini-tour with Lucius kicking off tonight at Pearl Street Nightclub in Northampton MA, we’re marking down t-shirts in our store to only $5 for the month of December. Our models today are the cartoon versions of ourselves (original drawing by 14 year-old Jaidon). Get your holiday fix!
So grateful to be nominated at this year’s Boston Music Awards for two things we put everything we got into: our album Battles and our ‘Sigh a While’ video. We’re up for Album of the Year and Video of the Year at this year’s awards & we need your help: vote early and often, and help us reclaim the devil eyes we had during last year’s ceremony…
(except for Chris…who knows where the hell he went)…
This summer Paste Magazine asked us to hang out in a hotel lobby in Lexington, MA as part of their ‘Live at Aloft Hotels’ series.
In front of comfy sleepy chairs and a peaceful fireplace, we did “I don’t wanna go home” and Paste called the session “by far one of our rowdiest events.”
Thrilled to be playing four shows at this year’s CMJ Music Marathon in NYC this Friday and Saturday. Many bands, many (free!) shows, lots of chaos. We like that. Come on out New York…
Thrilled to share this live version of a new tune “Blind” with you. Boston Magazine premieres it, and over beers in Cambridge, talks with Naseem and Nick about our overall approach to the live show, high speed car chases, and Drew Bledsoe. Read it here. Watch the video here:
Ahead of what promises to be an excellent weekend, thrilled to announce that Relix Magazine has named us an artist On the Verge. Awesome.
This Saturday, we return home, and couldn’t be more thrilled to play the legendary Paradise Rock Club (tickets here). We’re also thrilled to have two fantastic bands opening the show, and shows are always better when you get familiar with what you’re seeing, right? In other words, do your homework…
While we’d heard of these guys out of Philly for a long time, it wasn’t until we supported their sold-out CD release show at Johnny Brenda’s last month that we saw what all the fuss was about. Dirty, crunchy and tight blues-y, country-y, good old rocknroll. We saw first hand how rowdy Ron Gallo’s clan of misfits can get. Our kind of band.
Grace & Tony
The first line of Grace and Tony’s official bio is pretty great: “She played bluegrass. He played punk… When Grace Shultz and Tony White met, they fell in love and the music just followed after.” Great, right?
At the risk of accusations of laziness, we’re just going to paste more of their bio, as it is pretty intriguing: “Exposed to music early on in their lives by family (Grace’s liked the Southern styles from gospel all the way to rock, while Tony learned from his brother, John Paul White of The Civil Wars fame), Grace & Tony experimented with an unlikely blend of genres by mixing punk, folk, bluegrass, and Texas swing, to create something new: “Punkgrass” was born.” Our kind of duo.
But enough words. Watch this video for their great tune ‘November.’ It’s shot beautifully, and the song isn’t leaving our heads, dammit. Again, our kind of duo.
We asked, you answered. In other words, we did an US-weekly inspired ‘spot the differences’ photo contest and many of you totally procrastinated at work and responded. Congrats to Jeff Bennett, who was the only one to spot all thirty differences. Even Richard Simmons in the woods. And a smurf.
Jeff wins two tickets to our big hometown show at the Paradise on Oct. 12. To the rest of you, thanks for letting us help you procrastinate, and we’ll see you at the show…
- Travis is missing a button on his jacket.
- There’s our trusty van penguin, Pengy, on the house
- Hubcap is darker
- Chris is missing sweatshirt strap
- Nick is missing a collar
- License plate missing the 2
- Naseem is missing a button
- George’s flare is missing the letters
- There’s a patriotic eagle in the woods
- There’s fitness guru Richard Simmons in the woods
- The telephone pole between Travis and Nick is gone
- Naseem’s forehead has less blood
- Travis’s sneaker is missing the Saucony logo
- The top of Nick’s flare is blue
- Window on house is missing
- George is missing sweatshirt strap holder thing
- There’s a smurf on Travis’s shoulder
- Chris is missing his finger
- Naseem is missing his flare
- Naseem now has a turtleneck
- George is missing the zipper at the top of his sweatshirt
- Naseem’s hat is bigger
- Jenée’s flare is now blue
- Chris is missing hair on his forehead
- Chris is missing his flare
- There are trees missing between Nick and Naseem
- Naseem’s shoe is darker
- The street in between George and Travis is missing crack
- George’s left hand not showing anymore.
- Nick’s shoe now missing red logo.