The Information's new record
"Mistakes We Knew We Were Making" has been going great guns at college radio
of late. Specifically, it's racked up seven weeks on the CMJ200
national college radio charts, making a peak position of 110. In
addition, it scored a top-20 "Most Added" ranking in its debut week.
Special thanks go out to our good friends at WBRS Waltham MA (for making it
#1 so many times), WSOE at Elon College (for hosting a special on the band),
and KEXP in Seattle WA (for hosting an on-air performance from New York
THE CYANIDE VALENTINE
Trying to transform a five-piece
into a duo virtually overnight is a task and a half. So it's a credit
to Jake and Wendy from The Cyanide Valentine that they pulled that little
trick off so seamlessly. The mountain of press coverage for their
recently-released CD "Let It Rot" is a testament to their quick study.
After a little smoke-filled-room
hocus-pocus, The Charms' last record, "So Pretty," is moving on to a new
home. We wish nothing but luck to The Charms.
After a little breakup scare, a
newly-retooled Baby Strange is back. I dare say that the
freshly-retailored suits are slicker and more chic than ever. And the
sound and stage presence that you've come to expect from Team B/S can still,
it would seem, pack 'em in at even the biggest venues. Whew!
THE GOOD NORTH
On that same note, we're all
pleased to have Johnny TGN back in The Good North's lineup. Alejo was
about the best replacement one could ever hope for, but c'mon.
Jeez! Not another one!
Yes, I'm afraid, Eli Kessler's announced an impending exit from Mass.
Hysteria; he's moving into Jazz. Luckily, before he leaves, MH plays
in WBCN's rock n roll Rumble, and the band posts a compilation release in
HERE AT PVR-HQ
Changes are coming, I'm afraid.
Founder / president / svengali Evan is making room in his schedule for more
education next year. Updates soon.
ALSO OF NOTE...
* A mini tour is on the way
for the kids from MH. This may, reggae fans in Connecticut, Rhode
Island, and Boston can expect to get lively visits.
* All are pleased with how
cool that Japanese compilation looks. No doubt, it really looks
* Alas, MH did not win their
first matchup in the WBCN Rumble. Congrats to Muck and the Mires
and all other competing bands.
FROM THE GOOD NORTH
* Word on the street is that
the kids from The Good North are back recording with local production
svengali Bob "Brogan" Logan at Small Church Studios in Boston's Fenway
neighborhood. No audio samples to offer just yet, but from what
we've been hearing at recent TGN concerts, the new tracks are gonna be
hott. Potentially even hottt. (note to readers, extra t's at the
end of the word "hot" are indicative of additional hotttness).
* It has taken them a goodly
amount of time to post it to their website, and even longer for us to
link to it, but better late than never, eh? Check out
Pure Rock Fury's interview with TGN
singer Luke O'Neil.
FROM THE HIGH CEILINGS
* The High Ceilings are no
more, but lead singer Max Heinegg is well on his way to having a
thriving solo career. Check back for more news.
New lineup. Great sound.
Tons of college gigs. What's on for next week?
FROM THE PILLS
They're broke'did up. Let it go.
FROM THE INFORMATION
Okay, the blog-o-sphere has been all atwitter about The Information's
recent performance at The Pill in Allston on April 15. Why?
Well, needless to say, it was the hottest ticket in town that night.
Accordingly, the show was sold-out. Additionally, the show caught
the attention of a few pseudo-celebrities from the world of rock and
roll. Did hilarity ensue? Natch. Needless to say: God
FROM THE TINT
Like so many great CD's, it would appear that The Tint's The 11th Hour EP
is no longer so brand spankin' new that it can still chart in CMJ's New
Music Report. Still, it hit #8 on the nationwide Most Added list it's
first week -- which we continue to be proud of.
If you read The Pills' section, you're aware that The Salem Evening News is
doing a feature -- it's actually a joint feature on The Pills and (you
guessed it) The Tint.
The Tint are playing west coast dates this summer. More soon.
Special thanks to Chris Rucker at WFNX and Carmelita at WAAF for hosting
recent on-air appearances by The Tint. You guys rock.
And, of course, some neat press links..
Boston Globe feature
New Bedford Times-Standard raves about The Tint