Editor’s note: In May 2013, Boston experienced a musical revolution. Launching in the span of 10 short days, award-winning digital arts magazine Vanyaland and groundbreaking major league music festival Boston Calling transformed and uplifted the landscape where music and culture intersected in a city that was previously relatively dowdy. For nearly a decade, the two entities have been a defining feature of our city, both for its residents and for how it is perceived everywhere else. In Spring 2022, Vanyaland and Boston Calling join forces to showcase the homegrown bands and artists who are helping to shape the Boston Calling line-up of all time. Boston Calling 22’s headliners – Metallica, Nine Inch Nails, The Strokes – and their solid undercard are well known and established; But keep it under wraps over the next few weeks as Vanyaland showcases the homegrown talent gracing the lineup like never before. Nine years later, Vanyaland and Boston Calling continue to present Boston in new ways, and we have the sounds to prove it.
Performance on Friday 27th
What can fans expect from your set on Boston Calling?
“We are a band that appeals to all age groups. The college and high school kid and also her mom or dad waiting outside in the minivan to pick her up. We think that’s pretty cool. This is the first time we play Boston Calling. The festival has such a great atmosphere. We’re obviously looking forward to playing with the headliners and bigger acts, but I think experiencing that with other local acts is very special in itself. We feel like Peter McNeeley when he took on Mike Tyson. We’re really lucky to be here and we’re doing it for our mums, our dads, our grandparents, Snubby and of course Milford. The experience of a lifetime without, of course, passing out.” — Born boneless
Born Without Bones is a band with their own path and an unwavering commitment to pursue it. While rooted in Massachusetts’ DIY punk scene, they’ve continually forged their way into more interesting sonic territory, blending hints of the big guitars and even bigger hooks of the ’90s alternative with the storytelling and hushed tones of the singer/songwriters of the ’90s heartland have interwoven. Over more than a decade, Born Without Bones has built a body of work with a focus on pop hooks that sets them apart from most of their punk scene peers.
Though the world may have been slow to understand, the band has been enjoying a surge of interest lately, as evidenced by several songs that are being listened to of their own volition, garnering millions of plays on streaming services. “Stone”, from the 2013 LP infantnow has more than eight million plays on Spotify, the majority of which came in the past year.
The band formed in 2010 as a solo project by vocalist and guitarist Scott Ayotte. Post-release debut LP say hello, Jim Creighton of Massachusetts post-hardcore act Therefore I Am joined on bass. A few months later, Jonathan Brucato rounded out the lineup on guitar. The band self-released their second album infant in 2013 and began touring the country in earnest. After a few years on the road, the band released their third album, Young at the bend, on her own label Devil You Know Records. In 2021 they signed to Pure Noise Records and simultaneously released the images of the sun EP, a collection of re-recorded and re-imagined favorites from the band’s catalog such as “Baby” and “Falling Asleep”.
Follow: @bornwithoutbones on Instagram
Listen to: Born Without Bones on Spotify
Watch Born Boneless on YouTube
https://vanyaland.com/2022/05/06/boston-calling-2022-homegrown-artist-profile-born-without-bones/ Boston Calling 2022 Own Artist Profile: Born Without Bones