Noble Dust
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Noble Dust

Boston, Massachusetts, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Folk Pop




"Peter Amara"

Boston based acoustic folk rockers San Lorenzo have just released their brand new EP just last week titled "Noble Dust". The 6 track EP is a specially blended milange of upbeat folk rock rhythms conjured upon a strong, sound framework that gives off an air of authenticity to this local band that is beginning to find their groove, and enter the pantheon of great Boston area music acts.

We start things off with "Just Once", a mellow, low key track that starts off with the soothing vocals of Emily Cunningham, and is truly a ensemble effort with each band member bringing in their individual talents to create something that truly breaks through, and gets matters started off right away. "The Stillness" features much of the same elements from the previous track, but is presented in a different frame of mind to show the somewhat different path that the group took with intricate trombone elements thrown in for good measure to give the song some pizazz and really has a winter feel to it with its warm, inviting sound being the magnetic pull here. My favorite track off the EP is "Sore Eyes", an amazing, old school country-folk styled tune that sounds like something The Avett Brothers would create, and really brings everyone in the band together to create something that is groundbreaking and unique. Colin McDonald adds his superb vocal abilities to the song, and he also engineered and produced the entire effort where you can hear his musical wisdom spread all throughout that really makes this effort worth listening to entirely.

The second half begins with "Relatively", a breezy, laid back tune that once again finds Emily's vocals working their magic, and giving the song a certain unheralded beauty that can't be denied, and brings the sounds of winter together all in one fell swoop. "Shade Below" gets us ready for the conclusion of the album with some neat saxophone sounds finding its way into the crevice that really diversifies the song as a whole, and balances everything out to make the track that much more appealing to the person listening. "Kintampo Road" closes out the effort with another amazing vocal effort once again put forth by Emily, and presents a more bare bones approach with some acoustic elements being surrounded by brass instruments, some light percussion, and the general comfort and friendship of everyone in the band around to put everything in perspective, and cap off an extremely well produced effort brought forth before you. As mentioned before, Colin McDonald produced this effort, whom you may remember from his other band Pulitzer Prize Fighter that have been featured a couple of times before here on the site, and it's great to see him branching out into other creative avenues to hone his talent and expose his creative juices at the same time that really brings about the best of both worlds.

All in all, a superb and well executed effort from San Lorenzo, a group that definitely represents the perfect embodiment of a band who are starting to find their comfort zone, and are ready to move into the pantheon of great Boston area local bands who offer up something different for the crowd. Listen on Bandcamp here. - Music Box Pete

"Adam Ezra Group, other artists rocked the seventh annual Ramble at Salisbury Beach"

"...Sometimes a band just jumps up and grab us by our ears. There was definitely something there in the distinct sound of one particular band. San Lorenzo might have been a marriage of rock and roll and mariachi. Their lead singer had a curious vocal timbre that combined with a Spanish flavor to create an otherworldly quality. This band was so on and they knew how to draw on their original influences. It wouldn’t be too surprising to see this band go places..." - Bill Copeland

"Featured Homegrown artist 92.5 The River"

Featured Homegrown artist 92.5 The River - 92.5 The River

"Peep This: Noble Dust “Tin Armor” Live From BearTone Studio"

Boston based band Noble Dust identifies as “A motley collection of reformed band geeks” and while I can relate and agree to this on some level, the band’s aesthetic is far more than just this. The arrangements and general HUGE sound of the horns are moving and powerful. In that din it may be difficult to be forceful in a way. With so much going on a vocal could easily be lost, but singer and guitarist Emily Cunningham certainly does not suffer from that malady. Her voice cuts at the most opportune moments and the falling out of the band for floating and airy harmonies perfectly props up her voice. There is beauty in the power of all aspects of the bands music, but its balanced by just how damn fun it is.

Part big band, part pop rock ensemble, Noble Dust pushes out the kind of music that forces the air around it to get out of the way and the people listening to shuffle their feet and shake their hips. Its catchy, its big, its exciting.

Give a watch to the band’s new live video below and be sure to hit their tour calendar and check them out live. They have shows in Providence, New Haven and Cambridge in October. - Red Line Roots

"Featured on 88.9 WERS"

Featured on 88.9 WERS - WERS


Kintampo Road (single) 2014

Noble Dust (EP)  August 2015



A motley collection of reformed band geeks, Noble Dust fills festivals and tiny living rooms alike with their dynamic, lyrically-driven progressive folk pop. Their thoughtfully-crafted backdrops, ethereal vocal harmonies, and intricate horn and string melodies culminate to create a sound that is at the same time otherworldly and familiar. The group released their eponymous debut EP in December of 2015 and has since shared the stage with Dietrich Strause & Zachariah Hickman, Adam Ezra Group, Session Americana, The Appleseed Collective, and Ian Fitzgerald. Noble Dust received a grant from Club Passim's Iguana Music Fund to complete their first full length album, And The Tide Rises due released in April 2018

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