The Fenway Recordings Sessions is excited to announce three new additions to its spring 2012 lineup. BLACK BOX REVELATION on Monday, March 5 at Great Scott, ALCOHOLIC FAITH MISSION on Saturday, April 28 for the series’ first ever show at TT the Bear’s, and LE BLORR on Monday, May 21 at Great Scott. The full lineup follows below.
On March 5th, Belgian garage rock band Black Box Revelation will play Fenway Recordings Session #155 at Great Scott as a part of their winter/spring 2012 tour. Boston noise rockers the New Highway Hymnal will support on this show. Black Box Revelation was formed by vocalist and guitarist Jan Paternoster and drummer Dries Van Dijck in 2005, and since forming, they released Set Your Head On Fire (2007) and second album Silver Threats (2010), both on T Tunes before releasing My Perception (2011) on Merovee Records in the US and PIAS in Europe. For My Perception, the band worked with musician/producer Alain Johannes of Queens of the Stone Age to create a record that has received wide acclaim. AltSounds' Nuno Saque Ferreira calls the band's style "a cross between R&B-inflected garage-band rock that takes its cues from mid-’60s Stones and The Kinks to the most gut-bucket, electric delta blues evocative of Led Zeppelin…a musical revelation that can’t be boxed into a single category," while the UK's Rock Sound praises their "scuzzy guitars, crashing drums, unabashed energy and depth of soul." iHeartRadio recently named My Perception’s "Bitter" #1 on its "New! Discover & Uncover Top 20 Rock Chart". Black Box Revelation have toured with dEUS, The Raveonettes, Eagles Of Death Metal, Iggy Pop, Dead Weather, Jane’s Addiction, Meat Puppets and others.
Next up, Alcoholic Faith Mission will play Fenway Recordings Session #164 at TT the Bear’s on April 28th. The band will be supporting their fourth album, Ask Me This, which was released in Europe and Asia on Feb. 24, and on which they collaborated for the first time with producer Tom McFall (R.E.M., Weezer, Stars). The album will be out in the US and Canada March 27. Formed in 2006 by friends Thorben Seierø Jensen and Sune Sølund, Alcoholic Faith Mission released their debut album, Misery Loves Company via Cope Records just six months into the project, and since then have released 421 Wyeth Avenue and Let This Be The Night We Care, gaining additional members Kristine Permild, Gustav Rasmussen, Anders Hjord and Morten Hyldahl to create the collective as it is today. Over their career, Alcoholic Faith Mission have toured extensively, playing European festivals including Roskilde in Denmark, Peace & Love and SIESTA! in Sweden and Positivus in Latvia, as well as CMJ, Canadian Music Week and SXSW in North America. Lithium Magazine’s Myles LaCavera has described AFM as having a “refreshing approach to indie, attacking from unsuspecting angles, sneaking up behind you, and is frustratingly indefinable,” and MTV, Brooklyn Vegan, Esquire and The New York Times have all highlighted the band as a “standout act.”
Finally, New York’s Le Blorr will perform Fenway Recordings Session #170 at Great Scott on May 21st. Boston based psychadelic blues rock band Sand Reckoner will support. The eccentric duo of Chris “Cookie Sugarhips” Hess and Adam “Hot Damn Sweet Huckleberry” Winn make up Le Blorr, which for the uninitiated, stands for Bastard Love Child of Rock and Roll. Self-proclaimed producers of “booty shakin’ rock ‘n roll,” Hess and Winn describe their sound as “psychedelic rock n' roll with a sense of grit and beauty that captures the hearts of their listeners.” The band self-released their Bim Bom EP in October 2010, earning praise from Consequence of Sound’s E. N. May, who observed, “Le Blorr have figured out a way to cram every corner of rock into their sound. Influences from Zeppelin to T. Rex and relative new comers The Black Angels are thrown into a dirty rock stew that holds nothing back. On the EP, it’s all tied together by Bossanova interludes that piece together a story of forbidden love. Ambitious much?” Of the band’s video for “Boy You Need Jesus,” Filter Magazine notes that “from torch carrying to book burning, Le Blorr bring a good dose of ‘je ne sais quoi’...and we like it.” 2012 looks to be a breakout year for the duo, as they have appearances lined up for SXSW, Identity Festival, Black Water Festival, Miami Art Basel and Bamboozle before hitting Great Scott in May.