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[Last NMNight’s Playlist] The inaugural NEW MUSIC NIGHT at the ONCE Lounge (and announcing the next one on Thursday, October 29th!)

Posted on October 12, 2015 at 10:43 am | No Comments

It’s ok, you can call it a comeback. After a bit of a break, I returned to the DJ table for my monthly NEW MUSIC NIGHT, setting up at the increasingly-awesome ONCE Lounge on Highland Ave. in Somerville. I’d been spending so many evenings there that I figured I might as well share some new music while I’m at it. Lucky for me, they graciously agreed, and now it’s a thing!

Crowd-wise, I didn’t know what to expect from the first installment, which took place a few weeks back. Turns out I needn’t have worried. A mix of friends, Almanac readers, and discriminating diners filled the tables (and hit the pool tables) during my two hour set while I randomly gave out tickets to upcoming shows (including Caspian, Yo La Tengo, Low, Mercury Rev, Pile & Krill, Destroyer, Mike Krol, & Telekinesis) and debuted brand new songs from both Eldridge Rodriguez (new album out now!) and Ghost Box Orchestra (new EP out soon!). Honored to have done so. You can check out the full playlist below, along with links on where to listen & buy. Many of the tracks below can also be found on my latest ‘Nac Tracks playlist.

The second edition of New Music Night @ ONCE will take place on Thursday, October 29th, again from 7:30-9:30pm. Scroll down for the spiffy new poster design by Nicole Anguish of Daykamp Creative (and go to the Daykamp Poster & Photo Show at the Sinclair on 11/25!). I’m lining up more giveaways and debuts now, but I’m especially psyched to be premiering a song or two from Ted Billings (ex-Age Rings) new project, Philosophical Zombie.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015
7:30 – 9:30pm
@ The ONCE Lounge
in Somerville, MA

01. Keep Shelly in Athens – “Fractals
      From upcoming LP “Now I’m Ready”, out 10/16
      [ Stream track on Soundcloud / Buy from Friends of Friends ]

02. Martin Courtney – “Vestiges
      From the Real Estate frontman’s solo LP “Many Moons”, due out 10/30
      [ Stream track on Soundcloud / Buy from Domino ]


03. Brad San Martin – “Lessons Left Me
      From the One Happy Island member’s upcoming
      solo CD, “Tell Someone”, out Sept. 30th on Jigsaw
      [ Stream song on Soundcloud / Stream & order on Bandcamp ]

04. Tanya Donelly & Bill Janovitz – “Better Things” (Kinks cover)
      Tanya from Throwing Muses/Belly & Bill from Buffalo Tom
      collaborate to benefit the Foundation to Be Named Later
      [ Stream & buy on Bandcamp ]

05. Destroyer – “Times Square
      From the new “Poison Season” LP
      [ Stream the song on Soundcloud / Buy from Merge ]

06. Funeral Advantage – “Gardensong
      From the “Body Is Dead” LP
      [ Stream on Soundcloud / Buy from The Native Sound ]

07. Stars – “A Simple Song
      From the “Lost and Found” EP
      [ Stream on Soundcloud / Buy digitally direct from Stars ]

08. Under Electric Light – “Pieces Of Me
      From the “Never Lose Another Day” EP
      [ Stream on Soundcloud / Buy from Hail Hail Records ]


09. The Radio Dept. – “This Repeated Sodomy
      New single from Labrador Records
      [ Stream on Soundcloud / Buy from Labrador ]

10. Little Big Bear – “Emotion Factory
      new song released via Bandcamp
      [ Stream & buy from Bandcamp ]

11. Yo La Tengo – “Automatic Doom
      From the “Stuff Like That There” LP
      [ Stream song on YouTube / Buy from Matador ]

12. The Mantles – “Doorframe
      From the “All Odds Ends” LP, out 10/16
      [ Stream track on Soundcloud / Pre-order from Slumberland ]

13. Swings – “Tiles
      From the “Sugarwater” LP, out 11/13
      [ Stream song on Soundcloud / Pre-order from Exploding In Sound ]

14. The Leaf Library – “Tilting
      From the “Daylight Versions” LP, out 10/30
      [ Stream on Soundcloud / Pre-order from WIAIWYA ]

15. Low – “Lies
      From the new “Ones and Sixes” LP
      [ Stream song on YouTube / Buy LP from Sub Pop ]

16. Eldridge Rodriguez – “Stay Angry
      Premiere play from the upcoming LP “The Castrati Menace”
      due 10/9 on Midriff – release party at Wonder Bar, Allston

      [ Stream at Bullett Media / Pre-order digitally through iTunes ]

17. DIIV – “Dopamine
      From the upcoming “Is The Is Are” LP
      [ Stream song at Soundcloud / Buy via iTunes ]


18. Cheatahs – “Seven Sisters
      From the upcoming “Mythologies” LP, out 10/30
      [ Stream song on Soundcloud / Pre-order from Wichita ]

19. Mercury Rev – “Are You Ready?
      From “The Light In You” LP, out 10/2
      [ Stream on Soundcloud / Buy from Bella Union ]

20. Youth Worship – “Falling Arrows
      From “EP2” on Self Harm Records
      [ Stream on Soundcloud / Buy on Bandcamp ]

21. Saintseneca – “River
      From the “Such Things” LP, out 10/9
      [ Stream song on Soundcloud / Pre-order from Anti Records ]

22. Telekinesis – “Courtesy Phone
      From the new “Ad Infinitum” LP
      [ Stream “In A Future World” on Soundcloud / Buy from Merge ]

23. Weakened Friends – “Miserable
      From their new “Gloomy Tunes” EP
      [ Stream & buy on Bandcamp ]

24. Beach Slang – “Young & Alive
      From the “The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us” LP
      [ Stream on Soundcloud / Pre-order from Polyvinyl ]


25. Mike Krol – “Save the Date
      From the “Turkey” LP
      [ Stream “This Is The News” on Soundcloud / Buy LP from Merge ]

26. Stove – “Jock Dreams
      From the upcoming “Is Stupider” LP, out 11/20
      [ Stream song on Soundcloud / Pre-order from Exploding In Sound ]

27. Ex-Breathers – “Stand Still
      From the upcoming “Past Tense” LP, due 10/23
      [ Stream song on Soundcloud / Pre-order from Exploding In Sound ]

28. Soccer Team – “Friends Who Know
      From “Real Lessons In Cynicism”, due 10/27
      [ Stream song on Soundcloud / Pre-order from Dischord Records ]

29. Idle Pilot – “Build Ups
      From the 9/28 re-release of their “Mondegreen” LP
      [ Stream & buy on Bandcamp from Ocelot or Head vs. Heart Tapes ]

30. Ghost Box Orchestra – “Flutter
      Premiere play from their upcoming “High Plaine” EP
      Release party on 10/16 at the Middle East Upstairs

31. Pinkshinyultrablast – “Kiddy Pool Dreams
      New single out 10/2 on Club AC30
      [ Stream on Soundcloud ]


32. Threading – “Candy Ghost
      From the “You Are Never Enough” EP
      [ Stream song on Soundcloud / Buy from The Native Sound ]

33. Caspian – “Sad Heart Of Mine
      From the just-out “Dust and Disquiet” LP
      [ Stream song on Soundcloud / Buy direct from the band ]

See you on Thursday evening, October 29th for the next one, I hope…


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    Bird Streets (duo show)
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