The New Collisions

the new collisions

In under a year, Boston’s The New Collisions have gone from an unknown club band to one of the northeast’s fastest-rising acts. Fronted by platinum-blonde 23 year-old Sarah Guild, they are fresh off a national summer tour with The B-52s and Blondie and a national fall tour. The debut EP, Invisible Embraces, was just released to rave reviews.

The story is unusual. Greg Hawkes, the legendary keyboard player from The Cars, caught one of the band’s first shows during the winter. Over the spring, the band worked with Hawkes and with platinum-selling producer Anthony Resta (Duran Duran, Missing Persons), another early fan, on its first recordings.

The result speaks for itself. Influences from the New Wave explosion of ‘77-’83, plus the early 60s of Phil Spector and Brian Wilson, meet modern, dancey, intense rock. There are powerful female vocals, jagged analog synth, sweeping harmonies, and a message of lost youth in a world falling apart.

the new collisions featureSuddenly a three-month-old band was selling out large clubs in Boston. The first tracks garnered full pages in The Boston Globe, The Boston Phoenix, and The Boston Herald. “The sassy party of The New Collisions,” wrote The Phoenix, “has fallen into place so well it’s actually kind of fucked up.” “If there is another New Wave revival,” said The Herald, “credit The New Collisions and electric frontwoman Sarah Guild. She looks like a star waiting to happen.”

It wasn’t long before an offer came for a summer tour: The B-52s had chosen The New Collisions as their support act. Soon another offer came: Blondie–the band’s number one influence–asked The New Collisions to be direct support at an upcoming show. A national fall tour followed shortly after.

At CMJ 2009, New York Magazine chose the band as a Top Ten Act, and This Week in New York named them their favorite act of the festival. Greg Hawkes also joins the band band live, most recently at the Invisible Embraces EP Release at The Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge (videos to the left).

The band will be featured soon in URB, The New York Post, College Music Journal, Fearless Music, and many more. Touring and recording will continue relentlessly, as The New Collisions conquer the world, one dance floor at a time…

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Ten Year Vamp

Ten Year Vamp

Ten Year Vamp is a female fronted, high energy, modern radio rock band with pints full of personality, charm, and sex appeal. They’ve been described as the next No Doubt, and have won numerous local, regional, and National awards. Ten Year Vamp has sold thousands of CDs… even landed on the Billboard Charts, and have performed 2-4 shows a week for the past 6 years.

Ten Year Vamp - Band“While I’m a ‘girly girl’ in the sense that I like to do my hair and wear makeup and look pretty, I never degrade myself. My sex appeal is a result of the raw confidence I have inside—and I’ve earned that.” Debbie Gabrione says with a self-assuredness that you have to admire. She’s the bold lead singer of Ten Year Vamp, a power pop band with energy to spare. Imagine Foo Fighters meets Green Day with Gwen Stefani on vocals and you have an idea of their sound.

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Jessie Murphy – In The Woods

Jessie Murphy in the Woods

Jessie Murphy In The Woods is a trio that combines indie pop with dark humor and classical sensibilities. The band consists of Marcia Webb (flute, pan pipes, and clarinet, Wurlitzer electric piano, and vocals), Amy Stratton (horn, flute, vocals, percussion), and Jessie Murphy (lead vocals, acoustic guitar). All three are accomplished musicians in their own right but together they create a unique brand of soulful songs. There’s an infectious joy in Jessie Murphy In The Woods’ new album, Eight Belles, that sweeps the listener in its wake. By turns ethereal, mystical, spiritual and haunting, the New York City based trio plays with a sense of wonder and discovery that makes them one of 2009’s singular new acts to watch.jessie murphy in the woods - eight belles

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Solfege Radio

Solfege_RadioSolfege Radio came together in January 2008 and consisted of 17 year old Marco Torriani (Vocals), 16 year old Connor Wilson (Bass/Vocals), and brothers Jon (Guitar/Vocals – 18) and Matt Stolpe (Drums – 14). The line-up rounded out shortly after with the addition of Joey Nester (17) on Guitar and Vocals.

The young band quickly became veterans of the NJ music scene by winning the preliminary rounds of the Jersey Shows 9th Annual Battle of the Bands. Their raw and honest live show and their throw-back NJ punk sound rang a chord with audiences. The band gained unprecedented support from the regional youth and their fanbase swelled.

“2009 looks to be a busy and promising year for the young five piece. Look for Solfege Radio to grow and hone their unique brand of melodic pop punk in the year to come as they turn heads and win over crowds with their outstanding stage performances. Solfege Radio is definitely a young band to watch in 2009.”

-Rob Dekker (Danimal Records)

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