equip: Sonic Studios DSM-6/L's > Sony PCM-M10
locat: near the front somewhere
setlist: Sleep Forever / Neon Jesus / Hearts Of Love / Summer Of Hate / Mirrors / All My Hate and Hexes Are For You / Stoned To Death / I Wanna Kill // I'm Not A Young Man Anymore [Velvet Underground] (w/Dee Dee of Dum Dum Girls on backing vox) / outro
A pretty stunning wall of sound from San Diego's finest new act...they pretty much played this as one continuous song, with feedback stringing the songs together. If you listen to the recording you can hear people compliment the performance, even before the show was over. Nearly the same songs as their Popscene performance from August, but with a substitution and an additional encore track with Brandon's wife Dee Dee doing backing vox...
It's been a somewhat uphill climb for me from outright dismissing these guys as slavish JAMC imitators when I first saw them open for Ladytron back in 2009 (got there mid-set, so wasn't able to tape them) to actually appreciating their songcraft and noisepop hooks. But we're here now, so enjoy the view!
Listen (FLAC format)