Our new series “The Chain” is inspired by how sharing music often turns into a conversation. Someone plays one song. That inspires someone else to play a different song, which inspires another and another, creating a chain of connections along the way. Each week on “The Chain” we’ll be asking a different band to serve as the “Linker” and they’ll select a new song in response to the previous one. There are no limitations as to how or why they make their choice. Although “The Chain” begins with the obvious, where we’ll go from there is unknown…
Last time on “The Boston Chain” Joseph took us from Clinic to Kurt Vile. Now we have The Tontons to take us on the next step of our journey. Read their response to the Kurt Vile song and listen to their song choice. Also, be sure to check out some of their own music and catch them if you can on Saturday at Middle East Upstairs in Cambridge.
Song #2: Kurt Vile – “Blackberry Song”
The Linker: The Tontons
Tom from The Tontons: Kurt is a great songwriter. We’ve played a couple of shows with him and live the dude/band is sick. As I was listening to this song, Tamaryn’s "Violet’s in a Pool" popped into my head. They have similar vibes except that "Violet’s in a Pool" gets darker or maybe I can imagine Blackberry Song sounding like this.