Well, well, well. Here we are busy with another Longwalls album, getting into our fall routines and.. oh looky here: A new KvS album called Gutt! I guess it has been a year since the excellent Bon Fortuna record. Anyway.. Bold, defiant, insatiable. Boston’s Kurt von Stetten returns with his 11th solo effort—in 11 years. Noisy and angular. Low lows. High highs. Big and fragile. Playful and tuneful as ever. And once again written and recorded entirely on his own—with Kurt himself playing every instrument. And with 20 tracks (!!) you simply can’t go wrong. Give Gutt a go! It’s available (digital only) 10/28 here on SMR and over at Bandcamp (and eventually the iTunes etc..). Check out the first single, In a Car Falling in Love, and watch for video for Future is Fashion on Tuesday. Enjoy!
Long weekend, so Sunday night is quite OK for partying. Join us this Sunday for the 3rd Annual Listen Local event featuring some of Boston’s best bands selected by the tastemakers that bring them to you first (the estimable Ryan Spaulding in our case). And just across the street from Boston’s biggest Music Festival!
Discover some new artists. All these singers and bands excel in writing cool, gorgeous songs. They showcase vocal range and musical prowess. Impossible not to listen to it from start to finish again and again and again. Every song impresses with its songwriting, composition and ability to move, soothe or groove.
As announced last night on Boston Emissions, our very own Longwalls have been selected as one of the 24 bands for the 2016 Rock & Roll Rumble! Quite the honor we’d say. Dates and times TBD but the initial round is the first week of April. Block those calendars, we’ll need your support! Now check out the poster and then head on over to Vanyaland to sample all the bands. Huzzah!
We’re oh so proud to release the first every Static Motor compilation— “Full Circle – Commonwealth Women Up Front.” Born from a SoundCloud group, the comp features 10 tracks of 10 tracks of solo artists and bands with a female voice up front. Quiet introspective lo-fi folk, lush dream pop, surfy rock, fuzzed out guitars and synths. Amazing vocals start to finish. The fine folks at Floorshime Zipper Boots write, “expertly curated and features compelling music from start to finish. It’s a great way to sample the best of Boston’s female driven indie scene.” Check it out!
Our first foray into compilation albums is going to be something special. I’ve been moderating a group on SoundCloud called “Indie Music Boston” (the biggest moderated group for Boston in fact) for several years now and always thought it would be cool to produce a compilation album solely of artists from the group. While earmarking songs I liked, I soon realized most of them featured women—either as solo acts or bands with women up front. And quite serendipitously, there’s a “time” theme that threads through many of the songs. The idea for Full Circle – Commonwealth Women Up Front was born. It’s been an amazing experience rounding everything up for this project and feeling the enthusiasm of all the artists. So.. look for a release date of February 9. It will be digital only—and FREE—to download, though all the artists are getting CDs so you might be able to get your hands on one at their respective shows. And maybe in the spring we’ll bring everyone together for a benefit show here in Boston. Full Circle. Stay tuned..
“These guys don’t get nearly the recognition they deserve and I like to believe in a different time and place you’d be reading about them in Rolling Stone……and in that different time and place Rolling Stone is still cool and relevant.”
Wow.. the fine folks at Nine Bullets have blown us away with their stellar review of The Longwalls live album “Live at The Bridge.” It’s heartening to know that amidst the indie rock din people can still find their way to the smaller bands and allow themselves to be blown away by something as homespun as what we do here at Static Motor. Have a read, have a listen, and have a look. And a huge thank you to Nine Bullets for supporting our music.