Bodega Girls teamed up with Anthony Rossomando and producer Isom Innis (Foster the People) on the new track, "Surf's Up America." Recorded at Converse's Rubber Tracks Studio in Brooklyn, NY, the song is streaming now and also available as a free download. There is also a video from the recording session, which you can check out here. #surfsup
The Boston Music Awards announced today their nominees for 2011, which include Mike Fiore (Faces on Film) and Bodega Girls. Mike Fiore of Faces on Film, has been nominated for Singer/Songwriter of the Year while Bodega Girls "School Night" got a nomination for Video of the Year. Also, nominated for Best Dance/DJ Night was Cool Ranch at Middlesex, Bodega Girls monthly dance party. You can find a complete list of nominees HERE as well as an opportunity to cast your votes! The Boston Music Awards will take place at The Liberty Hotel on Sunday, November 20th.
Bodega Girls are taking Cool Ranch into the fall on 9/28 at Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge, MA with the very first performance from The Bodega Sluts. There will also be a live performance by special guests, TRABANTS, featuring Mikey French Fries from Mean Creek, followed by DJ Paul Foley.
Fenway Recordings is celebrating its Tenth Anniversary this year with a three-part series of shows that will span three cities over three months. Beginning Sunday, August 21st, Part 1 will be at the legendary Beachcomber in Wellfleet, MA on Cape Cod’s National Seashore. Then, Part 2 will take place on Saturday, September 24th at Casa Del Popolo in Montreal during that city’s annual music festival, PopMontreal -- also celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. And finally, Part 3 will be on Wednesday, October 20th at The Studio at Webster Hall in New York City during the annual CMJ Music Marathon.
TEN YEARS OF FENWAY RECORDINGS: PART 1
Presented by Boston’s Weekly Dig
The Beachcomber, Wellfleet MA
August 21st, 2011
Featuring: Bodega Girls, Faces on Film, Joywave
Doors at 9PM / Tickets
TEN YEARS OF FENWAY RECORDINGS: PART 2
Presented with Arts & Crafts at PopMontreal
Casa Del Popolo, Montreal, QC
September 24th, 2011
Featuring: The Static Jacks, Faces on Film, Joywave & more TBA
TEN YEARS OF FENWAY RECORDINGS: PART 3
The Studio at Webster Hall, New York City
Wednesday, October 20th, 2011
Featuring: The Static Jacks, Faces on Film & more TBA
About the Bands:
Electro-rock party starters Bodega Girls are two-time Boston Music Award winners (Electronic Act of the Year, 2010 + 2011) and 2011 recipients of the Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll award for Best Live Act. The band, whose song “She’s Into Black Guys” was featured on HBO’s Entourage, host COOL RANCH, one of Boston’s most successful monthly dance nights and are regular fixtures on Boston’s DJ and remix circuit. Their raucus, beat-driven music and super high-energy live show have taken them from Boston to New York to LA, and have earned them spots opening for such acts as Miike Snow, MNDR, Das Racist, Neon Indian and Les Savy Fav.
Boston’s Faces on Film, whose second full-length album, Some Weather, was digitally re-released on July 19th by Nice Music Group, (Ed Harcourt, Idlewild) is fresh off a successful two-week tour with dream-folk songstress Marissa Nadler. The project of singer/songwriter Mike Fiore, Faces on Film has been the recipient of consistent praise ever since the release of his debut album, The Troubles, in 2008. Of Some Weather, the Boston Globe’s Jonathan Perry noted that “With his poetically opaque eye and a penchant for vocal reverb rivaled only by My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Neko Case, and those dudes from Band of Horses, Fiore – a.k.a. Faces on Film – again casts his gaze in some divine directions.” Featuring Fiore’s hauntingly beautiful melodies and unique instrumentation, Faces on Film earned the Boston Phoenix’ award for Best Singer/Songwriter in 2009 and a spotlight by NPR’s “Second Stage,” who said Fiore’s music showcases “both the epic and the intimate.”
The Rochester, NY based electro-rock outfit, Joywave. Adept at writing instantly catchy, hook-laden songs, the band digitally released its 77777 Mixtape earlier this year, featuring their own original lyrics over totally reworked samples from artists including LCD Soundsystem, Miike Snow, Beach House and others. The track “Betelgeuse” from the Mixtape had a consistent presence on the indie music blog ranking site hypem.com, reaching #3 on that site’s “popular” chart. Following up on the Mixtape, Joywave also just released “Ridge/Traveling at the Speed of Light,” a 7” single available now on limited edition white vinyl. Joywave will stop in NYC for two shows leading up to their performance at The Beachcomber.
New Jersey’s The Static Jacks are set to release their debut full-length album, If You’re Young, August 30th on Fearless Records. Garnering early praise, the record has earned the band comparisons to some of their biggest influences, including The Strokes, The Cribs and The Cure. Alternative Press, which gave If You’re Young 4 out of 5 stars, remarked at how the album’s “dozen tracks crackle with energy of post-millenial British rock, (think the Rakes or the Libertines), and the hook-lined swoon of late-80s British post wave.” The review goes on to describe “Nervier tracks, (“My Parents Lied,” ”Defend Rosie”) where the guitars slash and the rhythms race come off better, balancing a terse pulse with their creamier, sweeping impulses.” The Jacks have been busy on the road in 2011, playing their hard-driving, anthemic songs to audiences across the US. After completing a tour supporting White Denim earlier in the summer, the Static Jacks played several dates with Manchester Orchestra before making their festival debut at the inaugural Escape to New York Festival on August 5th. They also made an appearance at the US Open of Surfing event in California’s Huntington Beach and supported electronic chillwave artist Active Child at Bardot in LA. Next up on the Jacks’ schedule will be a fifteen-date US tour supporting The Wombats.
Toronto-based Arts & Crafts is an independent artist services company whose roster includes such amazing acts as Broken Social Scene, Feist, Stars, and Ra Ra Riot. Fenway Recordings is thrilled to be presenting Ten Years of Fenway Recordings: Part 2 with Arts & Crafts at PopMontreal, which happens to also be celebrating its Tenth Anniversary this year. Full lineup information for this show at the fantastic Casa Del Popolo will be announced soon.
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Bodega Girls are throwing an "ENDLESS SUMMA PARTY" on August 31st at the Middlesex Lounge in Cambridge, MA at this month's Cool Ranch. There will be live performances by The Bodega Sluts (featuring members of Bodega Girls, Viva Viva, and more) and You Can Be A Wesley, as well as an awesome DJ set by DJ Paul Foley.
Check out more info on the event here.
Bodega Girls' new single, "Live Free Or Die," is out today on iTunes. It is also available as a limited edition cassingle with exclusive B-Side, "Everybody Wants A Piece Of My Baby" and digital download. The track was written and recorded with the Granite State in mind, and to celebrate the release, Bodega Girls will be at San Antonio Spur - and BG superfan - Matt Bonner's Sneakers and Speakers event at the Page in Portsmouth, NH on July 2nd. They'll join fellow New England indie rockers Deer Tick at this annual fundraiser put on by Bonner and his brother Luke to raise money for the Boys & Girls club.
Check out a new extended remix of The Static Jacks' single, "Girl Parts" by Bodega Girls. Listen to the track here to see what music blog RCRD Label had to say about the Bodega remix. Also, don't miss the chance to submit your own "Girl Parts" remix in The Static Jack's official remix context held to promote their upcoming album, If You're Young, due out August 30th. The contest is open through July 15th. Check out The Static Jack's Facebook page for contest information.
Yesterday Bodega Girls took home a Boston Phoenix Best Music Poll Award for Best Live Act! The award was the result of an online poll as voted on by readers of the Boston Phoenix. Bodega Girls received their BMPA last night at Brighton Music Hall where they also played as the resident house band for the awards ceremony. They were joined by a myriad of musical heroes including Bill Janovitz of Buffalo Tom, Dom, Amanda Palmer and the one and only, Peter Wolf of J. Geils Band for a series of classic Beantown covers. Click here for the official award announcement.
Bodega Girls have released their first-ever physical EP, Et Tu, Bootay? on Burning Mill Records. The EP is available as a limited edition yellow and black 10" vinyl, and also digitally. It features two brand new tracks, "School Night" and "Operator," alongside fan favorites and previously digital-only releases, "She's Into Black Guys" and "Ain't That Cold." The EP is available digitally on iTunes and as the physical vinyl with limited edition merch bundles, at ilovebodegagirls.com.
Congratulations to Bodega Girls, who are up for "Electronic Act of the Year" at this year's Boston Music Awards. Anyone can vote now through November 29th by going to the official BMA website. Winners will be announced at the live awards show, being held on Dec. 5th at the Liberty Hotel in Boston.
Check out the schedule of great shows we have lined up for this week at CMJ! Tuesday, 10/19 Francis and the Lights - The Studio @ Webster Hall - 9PM MTV/MTVU CMJ Kickoff Party w/ Surfer Blood, Dominique Young Unique, Fake Problems
Wednesday, 10/20 The Static Jacks @ Cake Shop - 11PM w/ Young Buffalo, Math the Band, Kilimanjaro, Botany, Freshkills
Thursday, 10/21 The Static Jacks @ PureVolume House - 9:30PM w/ The Indecent, Kitten, White Arrows, Funeral Party, Generationals
Friday, 10/22 Bodega Girls @ Arlene's Grocery - 5pm Beast of the Northeast presented by Ryan's Smashing Life and Weekly Dig w/ Mean Creek, Bridges & Powerlines, Aloud, Kingsley Flood, Son of the Sun, David Wax Museum Francis and the Lights @ Mercury Lounge 11PM Paradigm CMJ Show w/ Nada Surf, Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr., Reptar, JBM, Blair, Ume
Saturday, 10/23 Francis and the Lights @ Knitting Factory - 1pm AAM CMJ Show w/ Maximum Balloon, Crocodiles, Jaill, Magic Bullets, Ty Segall The Static Jacks @ Bowery Ballroom - 4:30PM w/ Neon Indian, DOM, Wild Nothing, Lower Dens, Lia Ices, Fake Problems, Lord Huron
Sunday, 10/24 The Static Jacks @ McKibbon Loft (225 McKibbon St.) - 11PM w/ Reckless sons, The Twees, Etta Place, SHAPES, Wyldlife, The Lines
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