A while back, I wrote about the Bon Savants, a local outfit with a big, post-punk sound. At the time of the article, the Savants were still working on getting their already-recorded album to the masses; as of a couple months ago, Thom Moran and company were still thrashing around with the labels. This week, I got an email from Thom, which read, in part:
"We have a show at TT's this Saturday, 7/1 with Age Rings (Boston, www.myspace.com/agerings) and Shelby (NYC, www.myspace.com/shelbynyc), which is a warm-up for our residency at Piano's in NYC, Thursdays in July. We've got some new material, as well as a video for Why This Could Never Work Between Us that we'll be debuting. Killer-diller.
Also, the album is finally at the printers! We won't have them back for 7/1, but we're going to start selling them at the Piano's shows, and we'll have them at our show at the Paradise with the Editors on 7/30."
This is good news for Savants fans, of which there are more than a few in Boston and NYC. The album's songs have been floated around in various forms for a while; now you'll finally be able to get your hands on the real deal. Congrats to the band.
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