The band said that months had passed since their last performance, but they could've fooled me: this Brooklyn trio was on fire. What else do you expect from a band signed to Burger Records?
To celebrate the re-pressing of Salutations, Fletcher C. Johnson brought the party to Baby's All Right—the new music venue just south of the Williamsburg Bridge—last Thursday night. Touching on the sweet and fuzzed sides of '60s and '70s rock 'n' roll, the band cruises down a different highway of aesthetics similar to garage-rock kingpin King Tuff. Add in the band's East Coast roots and frontman Fletcher's admiration for MGMT, and they find their own unique, contemporary flair.
But what truly makes this trio shine is their ability to switch gears and pummel through their charts with blistering speed one minute, before pumping the breaks and spinning on a dime the next. Mind-melting tempo changes like this might seem incongruous had they not learned to transition them so cleverly.
And lastly, to the sound guy at Baby's All Right: Can I buy you a beer? Every layer sounded phenomenal, so crisp and clear, it was like experiencing a live set for the first time, all over again. Damn. It won't be long before the crowds that litter Bedford Avenue, Wythe, and Berry gravitate towards this shiny new southside gem; the same goes for the band.