Saturday, March 3, 2012

Live: Veronica Falls/Bleached

25 FEBRUARY, 2012
Veronica Falls made a triumphant return to Los Angeles on Oscar Weekend, settling in at Echo Park's Bootleg Theater.  The theater was packed, even given the upgrade from the bar to the theater, and the crowd was in thrall from the first notes.
They delivered the songs from their self titled first album, (on Slumberland here, Wichita in the UK), with a heady assurance. The beautiful harmonies laced with fuzz offered an interesting juxtaposition to the dark lyrics, and the whole thing was reinforced by the swaying floor, literally moving underfoot. Their new songs glowed, and it is with great anticipation that I look forward to their next chapter.
Bleached, LA based purveyor of noisy goodness, held down the middle slot, coming home as conquering heroes to an audience packed with their friends.  They did a tight raucous set, brimming with energy, touching on all their singles so far, with choice covers (Ramones) thrown in for good measure.  Formed from the ashes of Mika Miko, they have established their own sound, and expect to see their debut LP this year.

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