‘The Roaring 20s’ Show Preview

By: Shamus Hill

This upcoming Monday, December 30th, is set to be an incredible one as Chase Murphy will be headlining ‘The Roaring 20s’ at the Brighton Music Hall alongside both Swooli and Packy Marciano. Each of these Massachusetts-born artists are in possession of sensational discographies, so the Graduation Music staff thought that it’d only be right to select a few tracks that fans should familiarize themselves with prior to Monday night. If you consider yourself a fan of the local music scene, then this event is definitely a must-see, with each of these talents being some of the most reputable that our area has to offer.

Chase Murphy – “Miami Vices”

Featured on his latest project, Long Winters, “Miami Vices” is one of our favorite Chase releases to-date. While the majority of his songs make use of a pop-infused sound, this project allowed the Brookline native to experiment more with the Hip-Hop side of his artistry, which ultimately resulted in a project that his highly-pleasurable to listen to.

Swooli – “Millennial 20s”

Swooli’s “Millennial 20s” dropped towards the end of this past September, and is an excellent preview of what fans will see this Monday, as the music video literally shows Swooli performing with natural grace. He relays an infectious energy throughout each of his songs, and this feeling will only be amplified once he touches the stage at the Brighton Music Hall.

Packy Marciano – “Perfect”

More than 2 years since it’s release, Packy Marciano’s “Perfect” is quite literally that, perfect. He’s released a handful of tracks since Side Effects dropped, however this one will always be the first I think of when it comes to Packy. He’s consistently been one of the most electric performers that Massachusetts has to offer, so if you’ve yet to see this Brockton native on stage then there’s no better time than now.


Swooli – “240,000” [Prod. Eris]

By: Seamus Fay

If you’ve been following us on Graduation Music for some time now, “Swooli” is a name that you have undoubtedly stumbled across at least once or twice. Even if you haven’t heard of him, today is the perfect day for an introduction, as this Boston talent is here on our pages to deliver his latest offering, a single entitled “240,000”. Acting as the perfect testament to the songwriting and vocal styles that set Swooli apart from the pack, this track tells you everything you need to know about the young talent, all packaged within about 3 minutes of smooth sounds and infectious verses.

“240,000” is produced by none other than Eris, and fitting in with the atmospheric themes featured in the song, the instrumental of this one plays on the hypnotic effects of Swooli’s vocals with a complementary touch. The artist-producer chemistry is on full display here, and by taking this sound and enhancing it with his own stylistic choices, the Boston singer shows us that he’s ready to get his sound out there, and deservedly so. This is yet another solid single to add to a string of well-rounded releases for Swooli, so be sure not to sleep.

Listen to “240,000” at the link below:

Artwork: Malik Carter
Mixed: Robie Rowland

$wooli ft. Rachel Aiello – “Rainy Days”

By: Shamus Hill

$wooli is one of the many talents coming out of Boston right now, and he truly showcases that talent alongside Rachel Aiello in “Rainy Days”. The track showcases his struggle between being an artist and maintaining a relationship, which, as $wooli details, ultimately doesn’t end up working out in this case. While I was not familiar with any of Rachel Aiello’s music prior, the pair really came through for us on the hook, making the song extremely catchy and lending it quite a bit of replay value.

Through his music, $wooli is able to string together what he’s experienced in life thus far, and being a young adult, a lot of these struggles are relatable. A friend of mine got me hip to $wooli during December of last year, and for the months following I was bumping his track “Zoning” constantly. I’m a little upset with myself for not listening to “Rainy Days” sooner, but either way, it’s one of the dopest songs that I came across this past week. Show some love to $wooli and bump “Rainy Days” below.