The outdoor event is free and open to the public, featuring the The Middle East & Zuzu Beer Oasis and Grill – presented by Heineken, art installations, food trucks and more.
We’re playing the main stage at “World’s Fair in Central Sq” this Saturday May 18th at around 5pm.
Another World’s Fair is a giant block party with music of every kind, tons of food, art, dance performances, and stimulation everywhere. Not coincidentally, it’s the same weekend as Central Square Open Studios, so there’ll be plenty to see.
Together is working closely with Central Square Business Association in planning the thing, so you can bet there will be plenty to dance to as well.
Archfiend, our third official release, is out today! You can support our valiant efforts in the modern age of ADD/media hyper saturation and simultaneously thank us for not begging you for money via KICKSTARTER by purchasing the album (for the cost of a sandwich) on the following wondrous middle men of modern digital distribution:
BandCamp (where you can also purchase the CD and lossless mp3s)
You can also listen to your heart’s content on Spotify (if you’re going to do that, we hear you, but just spread the word if you dig or loathe what we’ve been doing with other music aficionados)
VINYL will be out soon, we promise… it just costs a bit more to make something nice, which we think we accomplished, but it also took a bit more time, etc. We’re not complaining, we just have day jobs that require hours of work to fund the beasts of leisure otherwise known as self releasing music after years of having labels help you.
The fine curators of media over at IMPOSE Magazine had the following to say about our beloved “Archfiend”
“Vocally, Korkidis sounds like Paul Weller on “Gold Cures,” “Writhe” and especially the excellent “Glass Damsels,” and he can work a song pretty well with those flexible pipes. I can understand why this band has received some glowing reviews from My Old Kentucky Blog, Alternative Press and All Music Guide. More than a quirky, conceptual curiosity, this one’s a creeped-out winner.”
We don’t mind the creep factor.
“Eksi Ekso and Schooltree are two of the most unique bands in the Boston area right now. More uniqueness, more problems.”
The following piece in Bostonnova ran on us and our new record and brought up some overview regarding the current Boston Music “Scene” and where we and Schooltree fit into the mix - if at all. This is more for the folks within the scene here so for the rest of you - SORRY.
It’s hard to really have any solid position on the local scene as amorphous at worst and supportive at best that it can be, but we, as a band, have tried to exist both on our own and on a more non-local platform since our inception - for better or for worse. Sometimes we feel that we’ve garnered a bit more collective support and love out of town than in town, and that may be a result of certain factions of the scene being closed off and set up to support the more accessible “power pop” that’s been predominant in Boston since the days of Buffalo Tom and The Lemonheads (two bands we love, by the way).
The other side of it is that Boston is a very small city, and there aren’t a lot of outlets or “taste makers.” The ones who have a foothold seem to have their favorites and keep a group of friends that they support - as they should! Sure we feel an allegiance to some great bands, but “friend rock” as Sufjan called it, is not something our careers allow us to the time to fully support when we try and use a good amount of our free time writing and rehearsing. Either way, we live here, it’s an interesting place and an interesting question.