We may have mentioned this a time or three, but this past weekend was jammed with great shows. To start it all off was the Soft Science record/cassette release party at Hang Fire Thursday night. Petee’s already been over this, but here’s a few quick thoughts and a good many photos, both of the show and the newly released vinyl.
I enjoyed J. Zagers’ bedroom electro soul (Is that a thing?) that opened the night/ I hadn’t seen him before and wasn’t familiar with his sound. Pretty cool. White Treasure followed, and the crowd at the front seemed to be really into it. I was pretty impressed with Thee Holy Ghosts, as I am admittedly a sucker for catchy rock, and they fit the bill. Plus, they have “Thee” in their name, making them almost instantly cool. The local crowd has definitely caught on to Wet Socks, and their fanbase, energy and musicianship seems to be growing by leaps and bounds each time that I see them. Awesome. It was a great night of live music.
I picked up the 7″ from Wet Socks and the one from Thee Holy Ghosts. They also had cassettes, but I lived through that format once. I do support anything that gets people to actually buy music, and if people are buying cassettes, then I guess you make cassettes. Download codes included so that, you know, people actually listen to the music. Anyway, the singles I picked up sound great and are beautifully done. Check out pictures of them after some shots of the performances.