It may take some time to sink in, though.
“It’s already started with the reviews,” says Zedek. “It’s the same ‘angst, agony, and anguish’ bit. I think, ‘What are you listening to?’ ”
Saturday night brings to the Lily Pad not only the first in a monthly series of shows from the sprawling imaginations of the Bodies of Water Arts and Crafts/Boston Hassle crew — dubbed “Hassle Night” — but also a release party for deep psych explorers Herbcraft. The excellent Portland, Maine, collective has made a second home in Boston over recent years and this release, on revered New England freak-folk label Woodsist, will be cause for much bearded, be-flanneled celebration. . . . March 5 at Great Scott, Boston's electro-pop prince Andre Obin releases his churning new album, “The Arsonist” (courtesy of New York label Sky Council). It’s the first full-length of an already promising career that’s seen Obin hit the road with M83 and partner with taste-making labels from Brooklyn to the Netherlands. His hometown party is set to bring along essential Boston pop group Stereo Telescope, the swirling dance collage work of AVOXBLUE, and DJ Leah V. . . . March 11 brings the most laid-back (no cover!) rock standby in town, the weekly “Night of the Living Deadhead” at Zuzu. This night features the mood-swinging guitar pop of Radio Astronomer and the lush, confessional songs of All Eyes Are on Me Now, fresh off a record release of their own back in February.
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