As Built PResents & RTT Presents: Boston Punk Shows
R. Ring – 11:30
R. Ring is Kelley Deal (The Breeders)l & Mike Montgomery. It is voices, guitars and keys. It is sparse, chaotic, abrasive and lulling, often within the same song.
Mount Peru – 10:30
Equal parts backyard country, 90’s americana, and Elephant 6 collective. New 2015 full length in the works!
Emerald Comets – 9:45
Emerald Comets is a song vehicle for Reuben Bettsak (Guillermo Sexo).
Saccharine – 9:00
“You Are The Air/Now, You Are The Light” EP released by Disposable America in April.
“Hang out at Allston Rock City’s premiere (and our favorite) venue for new music as locals Kal Marks, Guillermo Sexo and Lady Bones share the stage with New York grunge rock band Slothrust and Transatlantic gruff and grunge punk outfit Pale Angels featuring Mike Santostefano of Crimes (NJ), The Arteries’ (UK) Jamie Morrison and a guy named Mikey Erg.” – 6/19/14
Slothrust’s stellar new album of catchy grunge “Of Course You Do” was released in February on Ba Da Bing Records. Do yourself a solid and stream the album in it’s entirety over at the BaDaBing Soundcloud.
Guillermo Sexo will be up against some stiff competition opening night of the 2014 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble sharing the bill with AS BUILT friends Sinnet, Rebuilder, and 2013 Boston Calling band and favorites Tigerman WOAH. Check out the other preliminary match ups on Vanyaland and give a listen to all 24 bands playing. FACEBOOK EVENT
“Guillermo Sexo are a Boston based band all about “the song.” Songs that echo with fuzzed out intensity, dense dreamy mood swings, and psych-pop songcraft, they creatively combine raw elements of punk, shoegaze and psych-folk, they whittle them into precious gems.
Their fifth and most recent release, Dark Spring, marked the band’s debut on the Boston/Brooklyn label Midriff Records; of which Clicky Clicky Music Blog called an album that “crackles with vitality.” Guillermo Sexo wrapped up 2013 with Dark Spring appearing on various Best Of Year lists and appearances in two music festivals – Together Fest and Boston Fuzztival respectively.”
Prelims starts April 6, semi-finals April 17-18, and the finals are scheduled for Friday, April 25. Lineups to be announced soon! Click here to see all the bands selected.
Dig deep into the brand new Streight Angular video for “Will Smith”, the first single off Super Party Fun Time! It was produced by Wild Barney Productions and features Allston superhero Robby Potylo from Quiet Desperation.
SPFT! Release show this Saturday 3/2 at O’Brien’s!
Pumped to announce that Portland Maine’s Old Soul (2013 Portland Phoenix Music Award for “Best Folk Act”) have been added to this already killer bill. You can donate/download their excellent 2011 ST album (which the track above is from) on their bandcamp page. They are in the mixing stages of their sophomore album so expect to hear some new material from that.
Jay from Clicky Clicky Music blog had Dark Spring at #9 on his top 10 albums of 2013.
“Diving deeper within to explore sounds and textures in the studio, Boston psych-rock unit Guillermo Sexo yet maintain an admirable level of focus, which is brought to bear on the urgent and dreamy material on its fifth long player Dark Spring. The remarkably varied album touts two seven-minute-plus opuses (inluding “Meow Metal,” which was recognized in our year-end, best songs list) that speak to the band’s confidence and willingness to stretch out and chase ambitious ideas. The set’s first third, however, features a slate of immediate and more concise rockers. The collection has a classic ’70s feel, adventurous and with an almost narrative quality, making it perhaps the most “albumy” album on this year-end list. We reviewed Dark Spring right here in September; buy it from Midriff right here”
“Meow Metal” also made the cut in the top songs list.
Our year-end list this year has leaned hard toward songs with hooks versus songs with an intense vibe. Well, here’s your intense vibe. An other-worldly, epic prog-influenced rocker, a headphones-required exploration of the places that only the veteran Boston-based psych-pop juggernaut Guillermo Sexo can take you. We’ve never taken steps to confirm or deny that this tune is just about living with a spooky cat, probably because we’re afraid knowing one way or the other might somehow diminish the beautiful mystery painted here with Reuben Bettsak’s 10 million guitars and singer/keyboardist/birthday girl Noell Dorsey’s entrancing vocals. Despite being more than seven minutes in length, “Meow Metal” is not the longest tune on Dark Spring, but it is perhaps the best at capturing the zeitgeist of what Guillermo Sexo was about in 2013. Dark Spring was released by Midriff in September; buy it right here.