LAST night I had the pleasure of seeing of my favorite current indie-rock groups play at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. They remind me of several bands of past and present — The Velvet Underground, the Feelies, Luna, the Clientele — and have these gently transporting guitar harmonies.
It will be hard to hear on a computer or even playing an MP3, but these guys manage to make two guitars sound like ten. The blend of timbres coming off the guitars last night was really otherworldly. Last night’s show by the Brooklyn/New Jersey five piece was pretty straightforward, as they played most of the beautifully melodic songs from their recent LP, Atlas.
This band has tapped into something magical, and it was a blast to feel all those sublime sonic vibrations. (I just wish they had a more memorable name.)
Here’s a link to their site, which includes the songs “Had to Hear” and “Crime.”
They head to a tour of Latin America today.