Thursday, May 29, 2008

Birdmonster @Mercury Lounge, May 28th

Encouraged by a post I recently read on The Music Slut, I signed up for a free early show at the Mercury Lounge by the San Francisco treat, Birdmonster (which actually has a somewhat well-written blog). Prior to tonight's performance, which promoted the band's upcoming sophomore release, From The Mountain To The Sea, due out on August 5th, I knew little of the band other than its cute name and a cursory listen of songs from MySpace. They proved to be a fun and talented live band, and definitely merit a closer listening. The guys were full of stage energy (reminding Shana of the time we saw Cold War Kids opening for Tapes 'N Tapes a few years ago) but managed to still put out some tight melodies and lyrics (unlike the trainwreck performances I witnessed by Team Robespierre and The Teenagers a few weeks ago).

Here is a cut from the new album entitled,"Born To Be Your Man" (sorry for the boominess of the audio):

And the opportunity to follow a free show with a pastrami sandwich at nearby Katz's is always a good thing, in my book!

1 comment:

Shana said...

Oh my god! My cleavage has a cameo in your pastrami picture. Sweet.