Today’s episode of the Rock it Out! Blog features a new installment of #AreaCode, an original series that focuses on up and coming bands and artists from around the country. Are you someone hungry for new ear candy? Do you find yourself muttering, “I knew them before they were big,” to nauseating effect in conversations? Well, this episode is for you.
Today, we catch up with Northampton, MA indie rockers Speedy Ortiz, who return this week with their latest EP, Real Hair. In addition to a performance of their song “Oxygal”, from their new EP, the band reveals how the story behind their formation. They also discuss the music scene in Massachusetts as compared to other parts of the country and share a few recommendations on where you can get the best grub in Northampton.