Friday, April 24, 2009

Ume Steal Show Sorry ILYBICD

Last night I went to the Mohawk to see the Boxing Lesson, Ume, and I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness. ILYBICD headlined the bill, going on at 11pm I enjoyed their set but I must say I spent most of the set thinking of all the other bands and songs that their songs reminded me of. Here's a list that my friend Orion and I came up with: My Bloody Valentine, Joy Division, Interpol, Explosions in the Sky. So obviously, they were pretty shoe-gazey with somewhat dis-affected vocals but there was also some Explosions sound in there. To me that means beautiful guitar tones with some lyrical interplay. They have as many guitarists as Ume has band members.

I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness - the Owl video via YouTube

Ume and the Boxing Lesson get their due after the jump...

Speaking of Ume their one SUPER-charismatic female guitarist rocked out so hard, you don't even know y'all. She's a somewhat diminutive, fair-haired young lady with ballet slippers and her purse on the stage but she totally slays y'all. She had some serious rock god moves up on that stage. I purchased their latest EP Sunshower at Waterloo records the other day but obviously it's a lot better to see the performance live. You should still go get the EP though 'cause it pretty much kicks ass and you'll want to sing along at the shows right? No? Why the eff not?!?

Ume - The Conductor video courtesy of Ultra 8201 via YouTube

Free Mp3 courtesy of Transmission Entertainment, thanks.

Free Mp3 ---> Ume - The Conductor

The Boxing Lesson was the band I was least familiar with at the Mohawk last night. I'm following them on Twitter and I had seen their name in listings but I hadn't heard, what they call their Space-Rock, yet. To be honest I only heard them play one song last night, but that song was enough to make me want to see them again. Lucky for me all the bands last night are local, so I'll be seeing them all again real soon. In the meantime you should read the Wiki article for the Boxing Lesson it's pretty crazy, they have more former members than members (Including one who's in jail).

Free Mp3 courtesy of Transmission Entertainment, thanks.

Free Mp3 ---> the Boxing Lesson - Muerta