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Lead singer Mariletta Konstantara had nothing but good vibes to share on Endangered Speeches’ recent work. ‘I think the music and the times speak louder than words. We live in some crazy times with some powerful music but there’s also a lack of good, powerful music.’ As evidenced by the group– over ten members in all — they’re determined to bring this powerful, message-fueled music back to the airwaves. The group played three tracks from their prolific work, including two tracks from their latest EP, Dem Borders Will Fall. ‘Record Companies’, ‘Dem Borders Will Fall’, and ‘Look Ahead’ filled the studio and the airwaves with wall-to-wall sound, a heavy contemporary commentary on the music industry and youth culture today.
Dem Borders Will Fall is the follow-up to last year’s full-length The City Is Rough, have gotten attention from The Boston Globe, locale clubs, and beyond since their debut, and only show more momentum as time passes. Konstantara assured Rockers that the next item on Endangered Speeches’ list is yet another full album, already being worked on now. ‘We like to go album, EP, album, EP,’ she explained with a smile, and the band smiled at the idea. In the single set, a listener could detect not only a reggae influence, but other genres Endangered Speeches has noted as influences — bass, jazz, trip-hop, funk, and even more.
There’s no doubt that Endangered Speeches are going places, and the promise of even more releases only gets a fan more and more excited. Their set on Live Music Week was fabulous, and a great example of Boston’s ever-expanding, extremely diverse musical community.