The quickness with which the Boston music scene has assembled and gotten involved in efforts to benefit those impacted by the Boston Marathon tragedy has been incredibly inspiring. From Michael Marotta and Richard Bouchard’s valiant effort to coordinate a last minute benefit concert at TT the Bear’s Place, raising nearly $8,000 for Mass General Hospital, merely a day after the bombing, to this new 130 song compilation curated by Boston music blog Allston Pudding, the response has been fast and heartwarming. Parlour Bells was happy to provide music to this incredible compilation, which can be downloaded in its entirety for a donation of $1 or more. 100% of the proceeds go directly to The One Fund Boston, to benefit victims of the Boston Marathon tragedy. It’s an incredible value to any music lover, and a great way to use art to aid in the healing. “Airwaves” was inspired by Boston radio, and our beautiful Copley Square, which has sadly become a somber memorial over the past few days, plays a prominent role in the lyrics. And some of the earliest Parlour Bells songwriting sessions took place in Glenn’s apartment in the same Back Bay neighborhood, where he lived for several years. Parlour Bells is honored the song can be used in this way.
Between all the year end lists, feature articles, radio and television appearances, historic shows–and especially all the new friends and fans we’ve made this year, we thought it would be easier to create this simple graphic to share with you and celebrate how wonderful this year has been for us. To everyone who has come out to our shows and has talked to us about their favorite songs, citing them by name, and making us feel truly proud of what we do, we wish you the happiest 2013 possible. Here’s to the brand new good times.
On December 15, 2012, Parlour Bells formally celebrates the release of their second EP, Thank God for the Night. The release arrives at the end of what has been a breakout year for the band. One that would see them through the Rock n’ Roll Rumble and one that would give them the honor of helping send off one of our revered terrestrial radio stations at a historic night at the Paradise Rock Club for the We Want the Airwaves: WFNX Tribute event. The radio-inspired anthem “Airwaves,” borne out of the media tumult of the Clear Channel acquisition of 101.7, was even recognized as a serious Song of the Year contender by The Boston Herald, and it leads off the new record. Thank God for the Night includes six new songs, and among them is the steamy “You Don’t Wear That Dress, The Dress Wears You” featuring the great Dana Colley of Morphine on saxophone.
Primarily a digital release, the band felt unlimited by traditional design, and used the opportunity to offer a full multimedia package. In addition to six new tracks, fans downloading the new EP will receive a Thank God for the Night digital storybook featuring over 20 pages of photography by Derek Kouyoumjian and illustrated by Nicole Anguish of Daykamp Creative. Plus, they receive a 45 minute concert film, Parlour Bells, Live at Redstar Union.
And this Sunday, during the kickoff of their promotional push for TGFTN, the band appeared on Boston Emissions with Anngelle Wood on 100.7 WZLX to announce that a portion of all sales for the EP through December 15, 2012 would go to the DCF Kids Fund for Anngelle Wood’s Spectacular Gift Drive, a two night event that culminates with Parlour Bells’ big 12/15 show at The Sinclair in Harvard Square with Oldjack, Mellow Bravo and Gentlemen Hall. Tickets for the show are available now through Ticketmaster.
Thank God for the Night has been called “a bedtime story for adults who never go to bed” by Michael Marotta, Music Editor of The Boston Phoenix.
Get a copy of Thank God for the Night now through December 15, 2012 and help Parlour Bells support the DCF Kids Fund this holiday season.
Filmed at the state of the art Redstar Union studio in Kendall Square, Cambridge MA on 10/11/12, Parlour Bells performed a 45 minute set for an intimate crowd, which was filmed in stunning HD and broadcast live from this audio visual technical powerhouse. Here, the band performs “Airwaves” which has already received attention from The Boston Herald as a strong contender for Song of the Year. Redstar Union is “a community founded on innovation and artistic expression, where creative and passionate people with diverse interests come together to converse, perform and inspire new ideas.”
Binders of women, and men for that matter, turned out to celebrate Radio’s first year of rocking Boston on October 13, 2012. The all-star lineup began at noon and roared into the night. Parlour Bells closed an evening set with the eulogy to radio (the broadcasting medium, that is) “Airwaves.” And the performance was enough to gain this nod of approval from Jed Gottlieb of The Boston Herald: “Parlour Bells’ “Airwaves” is a contender for song of the year. I’d yet to hear it live. Really cool.” The news capped off a week that began in the state of the art Redstar Union Studio in Kendall Square, where Parlour Bells did an intimate performance, which was filmed in stunning high definition and live-streamed to audiences online. Fully produced video of the performance is expected soon. Until then, here’s the “making of” “Airwaves” video which, as a song of the year contender that involved so many notable voices from Boston, would be a win for the entire music community.
Parlour Bells Appear on The Steve Katsos Show, New EP Title Unveiled in Boston Phoenix Magazine Debut
The forthcoming release from Parlour Bells will be called Thank God for the Night. The title was unveiled in the first issue of the all new Boston Phoenix magazine.
The newspaper publication recently merged with Stuff magazine and has been reborn in a new glossy format, ushering in a new era for Boston print media. Thank God for the Night is featured among Music Editor Michael Marotta’s list of 10 local pop releases to look for this Fall and will be available in early November.
Parlour Bells also made their debut appearance on The Steve Katsos Show on September 18, 2012. Katsos lives up to his challenge for artists and performers to “follow their dreams” and gives them an incredible platform to do so. The show currently airs in over 13 million homes weekly in the US and Europe. Below is a clip, featuring our performance of “Airwaves” on the show.
Parlour Bells, Paradise Rock Club 6/30/12. Photo by Johnny Anguish of Daykamp Music.
Parlour Bells performed perhaps one of the most important shows of their career so far on June 30, 2012 at Paradise Rock Club. When news of the sale of WFNX broke, the individuals who put the station on the map and cultivated its cutting edge reputation, FNX veterans like Bruce McDonald, Mike Gioscia, Anngelle Wood, Angie C., Greg Wymer, Duane Bruce, Jason Steeves and others, came together to organize a tribute show to celebrate its nearly 30 year legacy in Boston. The event was also designed as a benefit for The Progeria Research Foundation. Progeria is a rare, fatal genetic condition characterized by an appearance of accelerated aging in children.
And while the weeks leading up to the We Want The Airwaves event, coupled with a rapidly shifting radio landscape in Boston, stirred up a fair deal of political controversy, it was in the end the bash everyone had wanted. Actually, it exceeded expectations. By the time doors opened–a little later than expected–there was a long line of sweaty, eager WFNX fans waiting to enter the air conditioned Paradise and get the party started.
At 8:30PM Parlour Bells opened the show to an already packed venue. Seeing entirely new fans clapping enthusiastically along from the balconies to “Heavy Dream” proved that Boston still had a healthy appetite for new music made in her hometown. The band summoned members of “The Parlour Bells Metropolitan Chorale” to the stage for their ode to Boston radio, inspired largely by the sale of WFNX, “Airwaves” and invited the crowd to sing along as well.
The moment underscored the fact that, while one company may retain the WFNX brand identity and another company may acquire some of the station’s premier on air talent, the airwaves always belong to the listeners. And for that night, there were no competitors. Only friends and colleagues with a common passion for using those airwaves for the betterment of the community.
Ultimately, that betterment had a human face. The huge crowd of smiling faces would bring even more smiles, as the event helped The Progeria Research Foundation surpass their annual fundraising goal of $200,000.
Continue to follow the WFNX story by checking in for updates on Jason Steeves’ upcoming We Want The Airwaves documentary.
Parlour Bells, Paradise Rock Club 6/30/12. Photo by Amy Galante.
On June 21, 2012, Parlour Bells assembled over 20 members of Boston’s music community, including performers, writers and DJs, at Q Division Studios in Somerville MA to sing on the new single “Airwaves” and pay tribute to WFNX radio as it enters its final weeks as a terrestrial broadcasting station. Glenn started writing the song upon learning of the sale of WFNX to Clear Channel and saw it as yet another blow to the Boston radio market (the first one being with the fall of WBCN in 2009).
Shortly after sending a rough demo for “Airwaves” to Nate, the band was coincidentally invited to perform at We Want the Airwaves: A WFNX Tribute at Paradise Rock Club on June 30, 2012. And while they didn’t plan on releasing any new recordings until the Fall, the coincidence prompted them to expedite the production process of this new song so that it would be ready for the event.
While tracking the new mix, Nate heard an opportunity to record a gang vocal for the song’s final chorus. With the goal of having the track radio-ready in time for the 6/30 Paradise show, the logistics of pulling over 20 talented and busy music people into a studio for one night seemed pretty daunting. Yet within an hour of sending out invitations, the responses came pouring in and people from all walks of the Boston music community were eager and excited to help. And because the song is about radio, having DJs Anngelle Wood and Michael Marotta agree to take part in the chorus made the event all the more meaningful.
In the thick of a 100 degree heatwave and during peak traffic time, the singers began filing into Q Division studios. When studio B had reached capacity, Parlour Bells opened up a few cold, celebratory bottles of Cava to get everyone loosened up. After a few toasts and some laughs, Nate began conducting what would soon be known as The Parlour Bells Metropolitan Chorale. After delivering 3 solid takes, it was clear that Parlour Bells had picked the right people to participate.
Kerri-Ann Richard of Apple Betty began circulating a copy of the lyric sheet for everyone to sign as a memento of the evening. The entire process was filmed by Glenn, who then asked the singers to individually stop by a separate room and share some memories and thoughts about WFNX on camera. The result is this 11 minute mini-documentary that is one part “We Are The World” and one part open love letter/eulogy to FNX.
Fittingly, “Airwaves” premiered on the 6/24 installment of Boston Accents on WFNX and then again on Boston Emissions on WZLX. To stay true to the song, Glenn and Nate both listened to the radio premiere on actual “airwaves” by taking in the broadcast from their car radios, respectively.
The Parlour Bells Metropolitan Chorale
Kerri-Ann Richard, Richard Bouchard, Anngelle Wood, Michael Marotta, Chris Mulvey, Lisa Libera, Leesa Coyne, Adam Ritchie, Rishava Green, Matt King, Michael J. Epstein, Sophia Cacciola, Jessica Sun Lee, Adam Anderson, Michael Gonzales, Ken Marcou, Tom Roppelt, Joel Edinberg, Rachel Blumenthal, Sarah Rabdau, Peter Moore
“Airwaves” Is Available for Download Now!
The official We Want The Airwaves: A WFNX Tribute radio spot is here! Please share–it tells you everything you need to know! And join us on June 30, 2012 at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston. Tickets on sale now!
Parlour Bells is very honored and excited to announce that we have been invited to perform in a historic sendoff for the 29 year old broadcasting maverick WFNX, which we were crushed to learn will go off the air this summer. On June 30, 2012 We Want The Airwaves: A WFNX Celebration will take place at Paradise Rock Club in Boston. The evening will feature legendary Boston acts, popularized thanks to WFNX’s cutting edge format, O Positive and Orbit, along with Parlour Bells and Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble finalist Garvy J. Beloved voices from the station’s past and present will be in attendance, and FNX fans will be treated to DJ sets by Paul Driscoll, Adam 12, Bruce McDonald, Duane Bruce and Mike “X-Night” Gioscia. Your favorite radio hosts Julie Kramer and Henry Santoro, names you perhaps grew up with, will of course also be taking part in the festivities, and the public will get its first peek at the upcoming WFNX documentary, We Want The Airwaves. Early doors for this 18+ show are at 7PM, and tickets are now onsale through Ticketmaster. Helping to organize the event is radio host and Boston music supporter Anngelle Wood, who got her start at WFNX and remained there for nearly seven years. True to the station’s values and commitment to the public, the show will benefit The Progeria Research Foundation.
Having benefitted greatly from the station’s attention to Boston artists, and sharing their progressive values, Parlour Bells was disheartened to hear that WFNX would be going off the air. We believe this is an evening that WFNX listeners past and present, will not want to miss, and we are looking forward to helping make this an evening that everyone can be proud of.
In what seemed like an unusual and painfully ironic turn of events, the legendary Boston radio station 101.7 WFNX recently announced that they were being sold to the national media conglomerate Clear Channel Communications. Shortly after the news was announced several WFNX employees, some friends and colleagues, were laid off. It was ironic because Parlour Bells had just spent the previous week appearing not only on WFNX but on another legendary radio station that was also taken from the Boston airwaves back in 2009, WBCN, which has since been reborn online.
We can only hope that WFNX is somehow able to salvage the brand for the sake of our City because its values are uniquely attuned to the culture of the Metropolitan Boston area. We think they can accomplish this by transitioning to an online format and believe that there is a more sustainable environment for this kind of business model at the present time.
In this age of Spotify, Pandora and a seemingly endless menu of on-demand streams of digital media, the humanizing element of the in-studio radio host is still meaningful. While on-demand is immediately satisfying, it is also coldly masturbatory. At the end, you realize you are still there alone with your tastes and preferences, and have discovered nothing. Shuffling your collection or allowing algorithms to guide your journey is hardly random. Radio is communal and left to chance. (Okay, perhaps that last part is an illusion. But it’s a damn good one). And that local voice behind the mic reminds you that you are part of something slightly bigger. Not so big that your are insignificant, or that you don’t have a say. Big in the sense that you belong. So as the medium evolves, moves from hi-fi to WiFi, and continues to expand its menu of offerings, we encourage you to make local broadcasts part of your media diet and be part of where you are. Belong.
On the 5/6/12 broadcast of Boston Accents on 101.7 WFNX, host Michael Marotta asked us how Parlour Bells came to the decision about releasing the new limited edition 12 song retrospective disc If You Think You’re Looking At The End…Look Again. It was a good question. While philosophically, we’ve been leaning toward digital distribution only, we looked at releasing a compilation disc as an opportunity to put everything we had done in one place and could be handed out at the 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble, at which we would perform.
After developing the new tracklist, which brought together the three singles we had released, the entire Heart Beatings EP, our cover of Jane’s Addiction’s “Classic Girl” and three remixes of our song “Heavy Dream,” it was refreshing to hear how well all the songs sounded against each other.
What started as a special giveaway for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble became more of a conclusive chapter for Parlour Bells. And it’s not insignificant that the Rumble coincided with us developing ”…Look Again” as a kind of a bookend, as we emerged a changed band from the experience.
The biggest takeaway from the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble for Parlour Bells is undoubtedly the tremendous exposure and the opportunities that has offered. On 5/3/12, Parlour Bells performed a special stripped down set as part of the WBCN Live at 1265 broadcast from legendary rock radio director Sam Kopper’s Gypsy Dancer Bus on 1265 Boylston Street. Performing under the WBCN call letters carried a special significance for Parlour Bells–as it should for any Boston band–because the station was a rule-breaking pioneer in bringing new rock music to the airwaves.
THE FUTURE. Boston Band Crush Publisher Richard Bouchard recently joked on Facebook that we were confusing people by releasing a retrospective disc as we are simultaneously talking about the road ahead. And while admittedly we are making our fans look in two different directions, we see a ritualistic celebration of the past as part of putting the future in perspective. And celebrate we did. Our first post-Rumble show was also our last live performance before heading into the studio this summer to begin work on our second EP. On 5/11/12, we performed with Crooked Streets, Eddie Japan and The Daily Pravda at Precinct in Union Square, where we celebrated both the past with our release of …Look Again and also gave the audience a glimpse of the future with two new tracks, “Bachelor Hours” and “You Don’t Wear That Dress/The Dress Wears You,” that will appear on the forthcoming release.
Here’s to the brand new good times.
“You Don’t Wear That Dress, The Dress Wears You” Live at Precinct, 5/11/12. Filmed by Johnny Anguish of Daykamp Music.
“Parlour Bells added a slick, moody firestorm of post-Hedwig neo-glam to the prelims and were defined by the commanding presence of guitarist Nate Leavitt.”
– Michael Marotta, Music Editor of The Boston Phoenix
“…perhaps the most talked about band going into this night of the preliminaries.”
– Nick Parker, Ryan’s Smashing Life, Music Blog
“Heavy Dream” from the 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble. Video courtesy of The Boston Phoenix.
“I’d Like To Think” from the 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble. Video courtesy of Sophia’s Rock Beat
“The Gargoyle” and “Speak Up” from the 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble. Video courtesy of Sophia’s Rock Beat.
“Pet Names” from the 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble. Video courtesy of Sophia’s Rock Beat.
As announced on the 3/11/12 broadcast of Boston Emissions on 100.7 WZLX, Parlour Bells will have their preliminary round on Night 4 of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble, which will take place on April 5th, 2012 at TT the Bear’s Place in Cambridge MA. Participants were randomly selected from a hat drawing, and Parlour Bells will play the third slot of the evening at 11PM. They will Rumble with Cask Mouse, Never Got Caught and The Fagettes. Full schedule of the preliminaries is available at the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble website. You can RSVP to the Facebook event here, and advance tickets are available here on TicketWeb. In celebration of their participation in the Rumble, Parlour Bells has made their newest single “I’d Like To Think” available for free download on their Bandcamp page.
For over thirty years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble has been regarded as the ultimate music competition for bands in the Greater Boston area. And it has quite a history. Championed by broadcasting legend WBCN, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble has provided some of Boston’s most talented acts tremendous exposure and has spawned such national sensations as ‘Til Tuesday, Morphine, Dresden Dolls, The Sheila Divine and many others. Since 2009, Boston Emissions host Anngelle Wood has seen The Rumble through its rollercoaster ride of surprises, changes, drama and above all, great music. Parlour Bells is honored and excited to be part of this great Boston tradition, as we are proud to announce that we will be taking a run at The Crown for the 2012 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble. We’ll be among 24 of the best artists this town has to offer, and it all starts with preliminaries beginning April 1 at TT The Bear’s Place in Cambridge MA. Prelims run for 6 nights, which are then followed by two nights of semifinals, and one night of finals. Below is the full list of dates. Parlour Bells will keep you posted on when we’ll have our night in the preliminaries!
Sunday, April 1
Monday, April 2
Tuesday, April 3
Thursday, April 5
Friday, April 6
Saturday, April 7
Thursday, April 12
Friday, April 13
Friday, April 20
Parlour Bells congratulates everyone involved in organizing this year’s Rumble and all the bands chosen to participate. Go “like” The Rumble Facebook page and follow @rocknrollrumble on Twitter for more updates!
For a second year in a row, The Winter Rock Formal brought out a sharp-dressed crowd and turned a cold night in Boston into a rockingly elegant affair. The night began with a brand new game show. Where The Dating Game served as last year’s spoof, it was The Newlywed Game that served up the awkwardness with a Boston rock twist in the form of the “Bandlywed” Game, hosted by Brendan Boogie.
Another hit from last year that again made The Formal a signature event was the Prom Fabulous Photo Booth. Combining the vibrant photography of Rachel Leah Blumenthal with the talented set design of Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola, the booth is comprised of a balloon-festooned trellis that captures the colorful, fun tackiness of a high school prom. As the night progressed and the inhibitions slowly gave way to cocktails, guests lined up to ham it up in the booth resulting in an album with hundreds of wonderful shots. See them all here!
The night also gave us the debut of Broken Wings, featuring Sarah Rabdau and Peter Moore in character as the secret authors of all your favorite hits from the 1980s. Eddie Japan then brought their suave brand of rock to the stage, proving they were made for classy events like The Formal.
Parlour Bells used the evening as an opportunity to showcase a brand new song, “You Don’t Wear That Dress, The Dress Wears You,” adding the smooth saxophone stylings of Joel Edinberg to their sound for the track.
Returning to headline the second year were Gene Dante & the Future Starlets, who delivered their electrified rock theatrics and were reunited with Sophia Cacciola (Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library) for a head-turning duet of the band’s anatomical anthem “C-Star.” And speaking of duets–it may have been the moment that Gene Dante joined Parlour Bells for a momentous cover of the Queen classic “Under Pressure” that left people buzzing long after the show ended.
With two Formals on the books, it’s pretty safe to say that it’s no longer just an event. It’s a thing.
“Under Pressure” as Performed by Parlour Bells & Gene Dante
“You Don’t Wear That Dress, The Dress Wears You” Debut Performance
“C-Star” Gene Dante & the Future Starlets (Featuring Sophia Cacciola)
Sometimes it’s not the destination but the journey that matters. And, as a bright 2011 for Parlour Bells winds to a close, that was certainly case when it came to the band’s campaign to perform at the abandoned Faces nightclub on Route 2 in Cambridge, MA. The Boston Phoenix expressed immediate interest in the grassroots effort to perform at the site where the Heart Beatings artwork was photographed, and followed the story until the end. While the site developers were initially receptive to the campaign, the small scale of the event did not accomodate the band’s performance goals and they dropped their bid to play.
But as the year ends, the efforts did not go unrecognized, and in The Boston Phoenix’s ”Year in Boston Rock” feature Parlour Bells earned a hat tip for giving the campaign their best shot.
The Faces building has since been demolished, but Derek Kouyoumjian’s Heart Beatings images live on as some of the last artistic photographs of the site.
On December 15, 2011 The Boston Phoenix hit newsstands with a very special gift to its readers: a QR code download link to an 8 song holiday music sampler from some of Boston’s hottest acts. Shakedown: The Phoenix Holiday EP, curated by Phoenix Music Editor and host of 101.7 WFNX’s Boston Accents Michael Marotta, the collection includes the premiere of “O Holiday,” the newest single from Parlour Bells. Of the track, Michael Marotta says “…the noir-pop smarts of Parlour Bells dress Bowie in red and green garland and sparkle like the Corner Tavern on Christmas night. Vocalist Glenn di Benedetto, wearing mistletoe as a halo, positions himself as a fine holiday crooner, a glam Michael Buble for the guyliner-and-flask set.”
Parlour Bells are part of this collection that also includes artists Moon Crew Featuring Ra3x, Eldridge Rodriguez, Streight Angular, Halston, Quichenight, Happy Jawbone Family Band and The Hush Now.
On Thursday, October 27th the legendary guitarist of Jane’s Addiction, Dave Navarro tweeted “Great @parlourbells cover of Jane’s Addiction’s Classic Girl!” He was referring to the stripped-down acoustic cover that Glenn and Nate had recorded in preparation for their one night transformation into Jane’s Addiction for a Halloween cover show at Radio in Union Square, Somerville MA. Glenn di Benedetto and Nate Leavitt cut their teeth on Jane’s Addiction back in high school, so becoming Perry and Dave for one evening had been a long time in the making. And reading Navarro’s tweet just one day before the show made doing the tribute even sweeter. How Navarro actually stumbled upo the track is still a mystery, but Parlour Bells were honored to get this nod of support from one of their earliest influences. You can find Parlour Bells’ cover of “Classic Girl” here on their Bandcamp page, the link to which Navarro included in his tweet.
Here’s footage from the Halloween performance, where they played “Classic Girl” live:
When the Boston Globe recently reported that developers were planning to throw a predemolition party for the long defunct and dilapidated Faces nightclub, Parlour Bells naturally felt compelled to ask for one last dance with the fallen discotheque. After all, it was in the back lot of Faces where Glenn di Benedetto and Nate Leavitt found the perfect setting for Derek Kouyoumjian’s crime scene photography that would become the signature artwork for their debut release Heart Beatings. The band has created a Facebook page to gather support and petition the developers that they perform at the event, and even the Boston Phoenix has thrown their support behind the band’s effort to bid adieu to what has become both an eyesore but also a gritty, even romanticized icon of the Bay State’s landscape.
In its debut week, “Speak Up,” the new single from Parlour Bells was voted number one in the 7/31/11 local song poll on Boston Emissions on 100.7 WZLX. Thanks to all who voted! And, according to show host Anngelle Wood, the Top 5 made history of sorts as it featured singer Glenn di Benedetto twice in the same poll. His duet with Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, a cover of the Eurythmics classic “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)” also made the Top 5, landing at number four. Help keep both of these tracks in the Top 5, by voting here on the Boston Emissions webpage!
Listen to “Speak Up”
“Speak Up,” the new single from Parlour Bells is now available for download from our Bandcamp page! The track also debuted on Boston Emissions on 100.7 WZLX and has been included in the 7/24/2011 local song poll. Click here to VOTE and keep “Speak Up” in the Top 5!
To promote their upcoming 7/22/11 show at Lizard Lounge in Cambridge MA, Glenn joined Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola of Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling for a dusky cover of the 1983 Eurythmics classic “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” Initially, it was just planned as a “top secret duet.” Glenn works on a multitude of projects with Epstein and Cacciola, including producing the second video from their The New Number 2 debut, a cover of “First We Take Manhattan,” which will also be premiered at the Lizard Lounge show. With this, and the locally produced Special Friends sitcom in development, it was only a matter of time before they teamed up musically. In fact, the duet worked out so well, they decided to record it in time for the show. Check out Michael Marotta’s take on their collaboration in the Boston Phoenix.
UPDATE! On 7/25/2011, Adam 12 of 101.7 WFNX featured the song in the “Undercover” segment of his afternoon program!
Stream it here!