Studio 52 is a community artist space located in the heart of Allston, and is proud to support the Boston music scene and local artist community.
We enjoy The Verb Hotel very much, and one of the top reasons is because it’s a pet-friendly boutique. Guests may bring up to two pets weighing less than 50 pounds to stay at the hotel, and that’s good news for The Rupert Selection.
The Boston band plays the Boston Music Awards’ Promoter Series this Friday evening (August 31) with Fidel, and trouble-making anthropomorphic cats have been a constant in their videos and visual presentation over the past few years. The saga continues today with the self-filmed, -directed, and -produced video for “Above The Sky”, which again finds the kitty heads up to no good as The Rupert Selection blast out another extended stretch of intricate guitar-rock.
“I feel like this is the best music we’ve made yet and can’t wait to share the rest of the album,” says guitarist/vocalist Reilly Somach. “It’s definitely a darker, more focused sound than we’ve done before.” Adds bassist Peter Crofton: “We’ve been focusing more on having fun with this new stuff and I really think it’s paying off.”
“Above The Sky” serves as the first single off the band’s forthcoming album, due early next year, and was recorded at The Bridge Sound and Stage with long-time collaborator Alex Allinson, who produced, mixed, and engineered the trio’s April 2017’s EP Baseball Practice and December 2017’s Modern Playground Medicine. It also features guest vocals from STL GLD hype man Christopher Talken, so you know it’s got a layer of freshness to complement its rock and roll crunch.