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Pet Fox previews new record with electric single "Swerving," plays ONCE 07.24

They say the best things come in small packages, that could not be more true for Pet Fox’s new single “Swerving.” The Boston-based trio packs a lot of surprises into the one minute and twenty-three-second song: a somewhat disjointed compilation of acoustic and electric guitar strains are held together by a solid drum rhythm as they rage beside warm vocal harmonies. The summery vibe of the single comes from the group’s tendency to permeate its indie rock with ‘60s pop overtones, but the edge comes from its math-rock understanding. “Swerving” is a preview of the group’s upcoming record Rare Occasion out everywhere July 19th. The band will be playing ONCE in Somerville on July 24th, and we are streaming “Swerving” to keep its sizzle going. - Rene Cobar





A Deli Premiere: "Live It Up (feat. Lanna)" by Tano Brock

You could say Tano Brock has been living it up the last couple of years, traveling from his native San Francisco and relocating to Boston to attend Berklee College of Music. While in Bean Town Brock has managed to keep busy and capture the spirit of his travels with his latest single “Live It Up” which features vocals from Brock’s Bay Area friend Lanna. “Live It Up” delivers an impressive grouping of pop elements that along with some R&B drizzle, create a track ideal for the summer. The kick drum driven song is layered with synthesizer thrusts that fill enough sonic space to create a solid foundation for Brock and Lanna’s vocal dance. Brock is confident in his vocal delivery: the singer’s lead melodies entrance and he packs surprises with rich harmonies at every turn. Brock, at a young age, is showing his acute ear for pop music’s demands by creating colorful compositions that hook listeners with serious intent. The singer/songwriter is cruising through the summer in style and prepping some shows for Boston peeps to attend. We are premiering “Live It Up” for you below. - Rene Cobar

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Giant in the Lighthouse releases ambient EP "Waving," plays ONCE 07.22

Giant in the Lighthouse suggests with its music a world separate from the hustle and bustle of everyday life: the duo from Lowell, Massachusetts composes songs that one can lose themselves to with ease. Smooth vocals and ambient sounds soothe the listener away from worries while hints of alt-folk music add color and indie-rock breakdowns complete the escape. The group draws influences from bands like Tokyo Police Club and Youth Lagoon to craft its rich and easy-listening sound. The band’s latest record Waving showcases its smooth transitions from ambient folk music to vivid alt-rock. Giant in the Lighthouse will be performing at ONCE in Somerville on July 22nd. We are streaming “Sprinting” from the new EP below. - Rene Cobar





Strangers by Accident celebrates single release tonight at Aeronaut Allston

Keeping New England’s folk-rock history going strong, Strangers by Accident has released a brand new single titled “Clean,” which pushes the limits of the genre in ear-pleasing fashion. The track builds up slowly: soft acoustic guitar strings and ambient vocal harmonies are led by impressive drum patterns toward a sonic cyclone of bass arpeggios and roaring electric guitar chords. The song closes with a front porch type of tranquility that betrays the storm that precedes it and completes the folk and rock ritual the band is fond of practicing. “Clean” is everything a folk-rock aficionado could ask for; the group is sure to play the single this evening at Aeronaut Allston, we are streaming it below for you. - Rene Cobar





Matt Maratea debuts funky new single "Can't Make It Up," MGM Live performance set for 07.12

West Springfield, Massachusetts is bumping to the latest single from their very own surging hip-hop star Matt Maratea. "Can't Make It Up" revs up a deliciously funky guitar riff that then blasts off alongside a pounding bass for a dance groove that enkindles Maratea's already captivating flow, abundant with charisma. The production by Tantu and Danny EB is squeaky clean, showcasing the producers' ability to layer harmonies in such an organized way that they create an entrancing atmosphere for the mind to escape to and a sonic spectacle that commands the body surrender unconditionally. The brand new single incorporates just enough pop and funk elements to create a viscous hip-hop hybrid track too sweet to ignore. Matt Maratea will be taking the MGM Springfield Stage by storm on July 12th, and we got "Can't Make It Up" streaming below in anticipation. - Rene Cobar

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