We’re back again with the Weekly Wrap-Up, your surefire way of convincing your friends that you still keep up with all the hip-hap of Boston music.

Tall Heights Make You Feel Feelings with “Spirit Cold”

Gulls soaring through the air, ocean views, handsome men with flowing locks and gazes that make your brain say no but your heart say yes: all quintessential elements of a 1980s Playgirl magazine, sure, but also some of the motifs running through Tall Heights’ new video for “Spirit Cold.” The wistful, acoustic serenade, which dropped this past Wednesday, showcases some unreal vocal prowess not too far off from acts like Band of Horses or Bon Iver, and the added keys and phre$h drum sounds give the tune a kind of cohesiveness that can be hard to come by.

Check out the video below and realize your inadequacy as a musician/artist/human.

 

I/O Announce Summer Tour

Post-rock powerhouse I/O is breaking out of the Bay State come this May with a North American tour spanning across most of the states and a sliver of Canada. The three-and-a-half week run in support of February’s Saudade marks the group’s first trek through our great nation’s laundry list of bars, basements, art galleries, and the terrifyingly punk hell hole that is New Jersey’s Meatlocker.

The tour starts up on May 7th at the House of Blues Foundation Room, so make sure to come out and give these fellas the send off they deserve. The full list of dates is as follows:

May 7th – Boston, MA – House Of Blues Foundation Room

May 11th – Montclair, NJ – The Meatlocker

May 12th – Pittsburgh, PA – The Roboto Project

May 13th – Cincinnati, OH – X House

May 17th – Austin, TX – Scoot Inn

May 19th – Los Angeles, CA – Jai & Jai Gallery

May 20th – San Francisco, CA – The Honey Hive Gallery

May 22nd – Portland, OR – Ash Street Saloon

May 23rd – Seattle, WA – McCarty Manor

May 24th – Vancouver, BC – The Railway Club

May 29th – Rockford, IL – The Hipster House

May 30th – Toronto, ON – The Cavern

May 31st – Montreal, QC – L’hémisphère Gauche

 

NPR Kicks Off All Songs Considered Listening Party Series at Berklee

Bob Boilen, the creator of Tiny Desk Concert and host of NPR’s All Songs Considered, stopped by Berklee College of Music last week for the first installment of this year’s All Songs Considered Listening Party series. Playing a number of tracks ranging from well known tunes to unreleased gems, Boilen and the rest of the panel, which included Berklee’s own associate professor and producer Susan Rogers, let audience members rate and discuss their feelings on each song and the corresponding artists. The result was a lively conversation, the occasional heated debate, and what I can only assume would be a total nightmare for any of the artists involved had they been there.

 

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