Before you give way to Patriots’ Day, Marathon Monday, and totally no other holiday at all, here’s our recap of what happened last week in Boston music. Speedy Ortiz Premiere Foil Deer on NPR Music Northampton-born Speedy Ortiz are quick to claim their sound as “illegally loud,” but if there’s one thing you’ll learn from their newest full length, Foil Deer, it’s that they have no problem reeling in the bursts of noisy, fuzzed-out punk rock with an almost unexpected poise and technicality. Though the album doesn’t drop officially until tomorrow, you can catch the four piece sitting atop NPR’s First Listen alongside the likes of Alabama Shakes, Mew, and Built to Spill. Harvard Square’s MayFair Announces Lineup for 32nd Annual Fest The Harvard Square Business Association is gearing up to celebrate local bands, artists, and vendors yet again come May 3rd with its renowned MayFair fest. This year’s lineup, featuring groups like Freezepop, The Luxury, Air Traffic Controller, and Grey Season, was hand-picked by the lovely gents at The Sinclair. When All We Love is Lost Drop First Single off Merely a Formality HM Magazine gave readers a taste of Cape Cod last week with “I’ll Take Water Sports for 300, Alex,” the newest goodie from indie/emo breakout and one-man powerhouse, Dan Colasanto. Under the moniker When All We Love is Lost, Colasanto is getting ready to release his debut full length, Merely a Formality, as a follow-up to last fall’s 4-track split with Boston’s own sports. The single’s music video has everything from fake beards to toilet drummers to kitten calendars, so there’s really no excuse not to check it out. Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble Cruises through the Prelims Now that week one has come and passed, it’s time to separate the rumblers from the rumbled. Here’s the short list of your prelim champs: Night 1: Nemes Night 2: Eternals Night 3: The Static Dynamic Night 4: Dirty Bangs Night 5: Zip-Tie Handcuffs Night 6: Soft Pyramids Wildcards: Duck & Cover + Murcielago Recent Album Reviews Yeehaw! – Demotivational Speaker Mix Review: DJ Knife – Strange Brew Recent Show Reviews The Best Monday Night You’ll Ever Have: Gregory Alan Isakov Apu-what? Aputumpu Festival (Friday) Rockin’ Record Release: Rebuilder Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.