…..In curating an FMA blog Boston Hassle’s main objective is to shine a light on overlooked and forgotten New England music oddities and gems; new commingling with not so new; breathing new life into bands and albums and songs that should be cherished, but rather have been crushed by our horrible mainstream culture…….
Check out the blog that BOSTON HASSLE curates over @ the FREE MUSIC ARCHIVE. A wild worldwide community of music enthusiasts thirsting for the good and interesting stuff, just as we do… We feel honored to be ask to curate even a small corner of that great, rabbit hole of site/ project. This post even made the site’s front page:
Our latest post is about early to mid-00s Somerville and Boston synth pop/ post-punk band U.V. PROTECTION and their first album CONSUMER MATERIAL (Honeypump Records).
Here’s an excerpt from the U.V. PROTECTION FMA post that I recently wrote…
UV PROTECTION came out of a scene centered around Mass Art (the public Massachusetts College of Art) that was fostered by show booker/label head/ party thrower, Ben Sisto, himself a Mass Art student. From there the band exploded into the basements and many other odd spaces all over the Boston area. Based primarily out of Somerville, and part of the 440R Collective based just outside of Union Sq., they might possibly have been the most popular band in Boston underground music leading up to and during the time surrounding their 1st album, CONSUMER MATERIAL. They may also be the last Somerville performers to achieve such popularity…
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