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Band to Watch: Faces on Film

Faces on Film‘s album Some Weather was a release that regrettably escaped me in 2011. The project is the vision of Boston’s Mike Fiore, featured below forsaking his native Red Sox for the Cincinnati Reds. Fiore crafts the type of songs that resonate deeply and immediately. The material is reminiscent of My Morning Jacket’s early work on Tennessee Fire.

Fiore’s writing stands up well in an acoustic setting, as indicated by the video for “Great Move North” from his recent Sleepover Show featured below. However, the production work on Some Weather does nothing to distract from the writing that lies at the album’s core. The songs are richer and more interesting, without losing their identity. The simple piano line and stabbing lead guitar on “Harlem Roses” serves as an excellent example.

Some Weather is the follow-up to 2008’s The Troubles. Fiore has been steadily building a dedicated local following. In 2009, The Boston Phoenix named him the city’s Best Singer-Songwriter. His latest release should do nothing to undermine a growing reputation. The album proves that Fiore’s voice is one deserving of a wider audience.

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Written by Rob Peoni


Video: The Low Anthem – Sleepover Shows Session

Yesterday, the outstanding Boston-based video blog Sleepover Shows released their session with The Low Anthem. The Providence, RI quartet will make a pit stop at The Amber Room at Indianapolis’ Old National Centre on February 8th before heading into the studio for some recording later this spring. The show is part of the southern leg of The Low Anthem’s cross-Canadian tour with City and Colour. Tickets are available for $23.50 via MOKB Presents. Watch the video for “Ghost Woman Blues” below.

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Written by Rob Peoni