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Boston music news: July 7, 2006

The latest on the Bon Savants
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  July 5, 2006

Bon Savants

Major happenings are afoot in the BON SAVANTS camp this month. The band have a residency at Piano’s in New York City the first three Thursdays in July. And they open for Editors at the Paradise on July 30. They’ll be sporting copies of their self-released debut album, Post Rock Defends the Nation, which was recorded late last year in Western Massachusetts and mixed in Brooklyn with Bill Racine (Rogue Wave, Phantom Planet). It may not be self-released for long, however — they’ve been fielding label queries almost daily since the album track “Between the Moon and the Ocean” appeared on a well-regarded podcast. Expect several new songs at upcoming shows. “One is called ‘Never Have a Bad Day,’ and it’s pretty much the cheeriest piece of music I’m capable of juxtaposed against the most dour lyrics I’ve ever written,” says singer/guitarist Thom Moran. “Bright chimy guitars, and line after line about all the pointless things one does in an ultimately fruitless pursuit of happiness. The other is called ‘Disaffected,’ and it’s an anthem for unremarkable people. Quite nice, I think.” Moran has long been known as Boston’s foremost rocket-scientist frontman, but he gave notice at his MIT gig last month in order to focus on music full time. So that’s former-rocket-scientist frontman to you, bub.

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