June 17, 2011

Lower Dens @the Garrison on June 15th (NXNE2011)

After the satisfying opening act by Pat Jordachethe Baltimore (MD) based new wave band, Lower Dens quietly showed up on the stage and started their performance right away.

Despite having such interesting compositions in the intros of each song, my interest toward the band faded away once they added the vocals to their tunes. It took me by surprise that it was the same case for everything they performed for the night. Every time the intro of a song started, my hope bloomed up, but it bubbled away, as the plaintive and haunting vocals by Jana Hunter was not my cup of tea. I also wished that this band was an instrumental band instead, as they showcased their strength in generating such captivating melodies.

By the middle of their performance, there were a ton of lights from the audience's mobile phones and some of them left for the bar before the next act.

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