This past weekend, I took a little road trip to Atlanta/Athens to see and hear the ethereal music of Baltimore's Beach House. The show was at the 40 Watt Club and was pretty packed. It was their last show coming off of tours with Washed Out and support for Vampire Weekend, they were psyched to be headlining as shown through great enthusiasm in their performance as well as very kind words to the audience, "You are the mothers and fathers we never had." (the only one i can remember). Victoria's voice sounded perfect and haunted the room with its presence. She also headbanged a lot, which made me happy (she has nice hair).
The sound mix was equally as amazing staying true to the depth and warmth of the recorded material with a live drummer and additional keyboard/bass player.
The pictures do no justice (my camera phone), but the glowing pyramids and a twinkling background with the house lights made for a visually stunning experience.
As I was there, I thought of creating a new blog for the ladies and gents who do merch.
I thought I could share my experience touring with Black Cobra, interview people who I've met along the way, document tour merch and talk to new merch people at shows and fests and stuff... stay tuned..
Beth was doing Beach Houses merch, so I got her to answer some questions about it... stay tuned.