029: Jess Hall & Tom Stevens (oldsoul) & Keeping the Scene Safe
Jess Hall &
Keeping the Scene Safe
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Jess Hall and Tom Stevens are half of the Eastern Mass-based band, oldsoul. oldsoul releases its debut LP, "coy," this Friday, February 9 on Counter Intuitive Records. Jess plays guitar and sings and yells a whole bunch, and Tom plays guitar and sings and talks on the album as well. They're also BOTH recent college graduates!!
In this chat, we dig into the origins of the band, what it takes to keep a band alive while attending college, and the importance of safety at gigs in today's #MeToo society of folks finally listening to survivors and holding abusers responsible for their actions.
There was so much to get into on this episode that there will even be an XTRA episode on Saturday, so stay tuned for that! You get to hear a bunch of new tunes from oldsoul on this episode and if you're in the Lowell, Mass area on Friday, try to make it out to their album release show at unchARTed Gallery.
- You hear the tune, "Good Girl," at the beginning of this episode. It's the penultimate track on the new oldsoul album, "coy," which is out this Friday through Counter Intuitive Records.
- The featured track is "I Fell Asleep to Twin Peaks pt. 1," which is discussed in the episode - it was the first single for the new album, and is a two-part track pairs very well in the context of the album.
- If you like what you hear, please visit oldsoulma.bandcamp.com to pick up the album on CD or digital download! Support one of the best up-and-coming acts today!
- This week I hyped up the great work done by Allston Pudding - the Boston alternative music blog and music production company.
- Allston Pudding is operated and written by fans and musicians to highlight new music and live music from all over. They are supporters of local music, from their hometowns to local scenes throughout the world. Allston Pudding hopes to support and champion artists who may not receive their proper radio play or publicity, but definitely deserve your attention.
- On Tuesday, Allston Pudding featured a live session with our friends in Future Teens! It's a lively and lovely look at another of Boston's big acts on the rise and we'd love ya'll to check it out.
- And if you're in the need of new and upcoming music, definitely peruse the Allston Pudding site and get yourself acquainted with the bands they suggest you check out!
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