Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Vanya Records launches in September; VAN001: Bearstronaut "Moniker/Shannon" 7-inch

Been awfully quiet on the Vanyaland front, and for good reason: Things are still fantastic at the "day job," as music editor of the Boston Phoenix, the Pill is still banging out the modern indie dance party every Friday at Great Scott, and lastly, I've decided to start a small boutique record label out of my bedroom, releasing my awesome friends' awesome music digitally and on vinyl.

Ladies and germs, I present to you: Vanya Records.

The first release: "Moniker/Shannon" gold vinyl 7-inch by Boston's post-pop electronic quartet Bearstronaut, a dance-centric group I've long been fond of and no stranger to the Pill (several live appearances, "Wire" release party, The Rapture @ Pill Halloween 2k10). The record -- VAN001 -- drops this September.

Listen to the track here.

the pill ::: Summer of Shitshow 2k11 with Girlfriends (07.29) + THe Hush Now (08.12)

Sunday, May 15, 2011

new pill flyers, new shows: Dirty Bombs, Rituals

Oh hai. Once again, here's where I blow my written loads -- The Boston Phoenix and On The Download. And yes, the Pill still happens every Friday night at Great Scott.

Coming up @ le pill...

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Feb. 18: Pulp Vs Michael Jackson Nite @ the pill

To mark the 15th anniversary of Jarvis Cocker storming the '96 Brit Awards stage to protest the God complex displayed by a performing Michael Jackson, we at the pill have decided to have our second battle on Feb. 18: Pulp vs Jacko.

It follows last year's heralded Blur Vs Oasis dance floor throwdown, which commemorated the 15th anniversary of the dual release of singles "Country House" and "Roll With It," respectfully. Oasis won that battle, for the record.

Expect a shitfuckton of Pulp, and a fair shake of early Michael Jackson to counter the Britpop razzmatazz. Honestly, this should be an interesting night, and while the pill has never played a Jacko tune before (except on Halloween where we sometimes bust out Thriller), we're willing to open up the playlist in the name of the battle. Here's the flyer, and actual video of the incident follows after the poster jump.