Ever since I moved to Boston back in 2000, I'd grab the Phoenix every Thursday and read it at the kitchen table of my Perkins Street apartment in Somerville, aided by the Taco Bell + KFC hybrid joint on Broadway. First thing I always went to: the Cellars by Starlight local music column.
Thirteen years later, the final Cellars have been published (online, to be technical, from this week's zombie Phoenix), and it belongs to indie-pop quartet SLOWDIM. One of my ace writers, Jonathan Donaldson, caught up with Paul Sentz and the band a few weeks ago: Cellars by Starlight: The unified melody of Slowdim, March 21, 2013.
As they prep for next week's record release party at Great Scott, with Night Fruit and Fedavees in tow, they've issued the bubbly first track off their debut self-titled record, "Up Stream." Sounds like an afternoon make-out session with the springtime vibes in your mind.