Wow. Feel that heat? Memorial Day, the unofficial beginning of summer, has come and gone but that’s not what I’m talking about. June’s featured artist, Never Got Caught scorched Studio A when they dropped into Release the Sounds. Brothers Bryan Hinkley and Bill Hinkley have roots in the notable Boston hardcore band Tree (all puns definitely intended) but eventually wanted to explore a darker sound. They added Dave Ward on guitar and Jesse Sherman (former Malden resident!) on bass to round out their current lineup and set off playing shows and writing more songs. Those songs grew into albums and now they have been together for over four years. After playing a loud and tight set that included exclusive songs from their upcoming third studio album, they spoke with host, Liz Taegel about the new album, gave some Malden shout-outs, and how rude looking at your phone is during an interview! Look for them at Great Scott on July 16 and they’ll even be featured in a short documentary film about the Hinkley brothers called […]
It’s a new month, which means Release the Sounds is featuring a new local band. For May, we have SEBIO in our studio. SEBIO (SEE-be-oh) is a four-piece band that has been together for just over a year but they sound like they’ve been together since high school. Stephan Nordgren is the driving force behind the currently-available EP, In Hardwood Groves, writing and playing the instruments in the recordings. James F. Forbes, the guitarist, met and connected with Stephan in a Craigslist transaction that went very right for once (details in the episode). James brought bassist, Erica Belden, and drummer, Brett Pieper, into the mix to round out the performing lineup. Their atmospheric and driving set takes us on a continuous journey of peaks and valleys which finally concludes with a chugging, anthemic climax. The chemistry of the band is undeniable on stage and off. We find out more about them in a fun curbside interview in the May edition of Release the Sounds. Up next for SEBIO is some quality time writing and recording. […]
April’s featured artist over at Release the Sounds is international phenom, Shelita Burke. Over the past two years the Seattle-raised singer/songwriter has become a true musical citizen of the world, bringing her fresh indie folk-jazz and what she dubs “emotional art music” on self-generated world tours that hit France to Japan. In between overseas stints, she’s also done Seattle to NYC tours. She recently visited our studios at MATV during a short stint in Boston. Her debut EP Transfixed was released in November 2015 and was the No. 14 best selling album on Amazon. This kind of success was completely organic, built one fan at a time, one show at a time. Release the Sounds is so glad Shelita was able to stop by the studio to play for us.
March’s featured artist over at Release the Sounds is Salem Wolves. This three-piece from the North Shore delivers fuzzy, loud, punchy pop in rhythms ranging from finger-snappers to sultry throbs. They’ve been in a steady flourish of activity since their formation in the winter of 2014, releasing singles on their label, MegaHex Records, and playing constantly in and around Boston. Release the Sounds is so glad they were able to stop by the studio to play for us. Stop on by the Release the Sounds’ YouTube Channel and check out Salem Wolves’ excellent set, then stop by theirs! For more Salem Wolves in the very near future, listen to Pipeline! on Tuesday, March 15 on WMBR (88.1 FM Boston-Cambridge) from 8-10 p.m. The show is archived so if you miss it you can search em and hear their stuff even after the fact. The internet is so great. Speaking of the internet, clickity click below for more of their stuff: http://salemwolves.com http://salemwolves.bandcamp.com http://megahex.bandcamp.com –-Liz Taegel, Producer of Release the Sounds
Michael Young stands at the podium in the moments before the bidding begins at the Antique Co-op and Auction House on Eastern Avenue on May 23. As he speaks into the microphone the crowd before him goes silent, “At this very moment the old Ruderman’s is getting torn down,” says Young. “Head on down there this afternoon for a commemorative brick – it’s the end of an era.” After years of vacancy the Ruderman’s building at 42 Ferry St. has indeed been torn down. The last business to lease the space left in 2011. For years the building has stood with locked doors and newspaper lined windows, its fate uncertain. A CVS will be constructed where the old Ruderman’s once stood. CVS currently operates in three distinct locations in Malden: Pleasant Street, Eastern Avenue and Broadway. Neither an exact date for start of construction nor a projected open date for the location have been publicly announced. There has been neither confirmation nor denial of speculation that this CVS may serve as a replacement for the […]