Working at a music venue is weird, in that you interact with a lot of bands but don't really get to enjoy their sets usually. Actually, you usually openly are just hoping the bands will finish as fast as possible so you can just go home, you know how work is, right?
Well, the other night I was chilling out in the Lower East Side, sipping on some Bud 'n Beam, working door at the wonderful Cake Shop and kind of just tired and wanting to pass out. Well, I went downstairs once the show was almost over to survey the scene, and had the extreme delight of catching Crazy & The Brains, a band full of vaguely pretty boys from New Jersey.
Their sound was so infectious that I was glued to the stage until they were over... totally the kind of shit I'm into... obviously a bit punk, but got the pretty xylophone high notes that you guys know drive me crazy forever. They also played some pretty sweet covers and had really nicely placed screams and whatnot. They kind of gave me a Nodzzz vibe, which obviously rules.
Anyway, I feel like lately it's been hard for me to get excited about new music and all I've wanted to do is write about NASCAR, but this shit got me to my keyboard, so it must be good, right? Anyway, check these tracks and rock out...
Crazy & The Brains -- Let Me Go
Crazy & The Brains -- Lindsay Lohan