The Rare Occasions are pleased to announce the release of their debut EP, entitled Applefork. It is available for download on bandcamp, and features five of the band's best tracks. Enjoy!
Congratulations to Lolita Black as they move on to the Rock Hunt Finals at THE MET on April 6th. Everyone in RI should go to support them and the other three finalists (yet to be determined). We'd like to thank 95.5 WBRU for having us in the Rock Hunt this year - we couldn't be happier with the audience and the performances, and because of you guys, we've been able to expose our music to so many new fans and even made some new friends - Satellites Fall! Thanks to the Providence Phoenix and the Providence Monthly for covering the event and contributing judges. Stay tuned for some future performances in Providence and Boston and our debut EP!
You may have spotted The Rare Occasions a few times recently in student media at Tufts. Last week, we were featured in an article in the Tufts Daily about the top bands on campus. The article also spotlights Tufts bands Indian Twin and Indoor Kites.
This week, Brian and Peter were interviewed for a feature in the Tufts Observer, which looks at the music scene on campus in a more candid light, describing the successes and struggles of student bands and painting a full-spectrum picture of music at Tufts.
Both articles provide great perspectives on the campus music culture. You can read them by clicking the links below:
Aside from student-run print media, Tufts University has been talking us up on the web. The Jumble, a daily blog run by the university let its readers know about our music video for "Miss Mary Mack" when it first came out. We were also mentioned in an article on the Tufts Alumni website about Guster's Spring Fling performance and the seventeen-year musical journey that led them there.
The Rare Occasions will be playing at All Asia in Cambridge, MA on October 21st, with Providence band Last One Out, fellow Tuftstonians Why Destroy The Island, and Stevie Wolf, and Alvarez Kings from Sheffield, UK. Doors open at 6:00 PM. Tickets are $8.00 in advance and $10.00 at the door. Come on out and squirm to some swell tunes!
Join the facebook event, and check out the headliners:
CollegeRoots, a website dedicated to furthering the college music scenes across the country, recently featured The Rare Occasions in a post. The piece discusses some of the band's recent achievements and future aspirations. CollegeRoots also posted about fellow Tufts musicians Young Excursion, Hayes Peebles, Telly, and Photocomfort.