Another post about a show that happened over a week ago. C’est la vie. At least I Guess I’m Floating only got photos up on their blog today, too. Really, though, these deserved to go up last Monday, because this show was, for the most part, excellent. A Place To Bury Strangers is a Brooklyn institution. I don’t know if they ever have a bad show, what with their lights and fog machines and incredible heavy energy, but I think last Saturday at Glasslands must have been particularly extra good. When their bass lines get going and the three of them just rock the fuck out together on some heavy jam, it’s impossible to look away. You can feel it reverberating up your stomach and into your throat. Kind of like throwing up, I guess, but in an awesome rock and roll kind of way.
I was pleasantly surprised by Guards. I don’t know why, but after all the blog coverage of them I was expecting to be unimpressed. Their jangly, easy going tunes are awash in a layer of haze, but still keep the melodies and guitar lines strong. I liked them quite a lot, and I imagine most people who have found their way to this blog will like them, too, if they haven’t already discovered them. I missed Beach Fossils; I thought Cavemen were terrible (boring, boring, boring MOR songwriting); and ARMS are extremely skilled musicians, with beautiful, precise songs- though the parts of their sounds don’t seem to add up to a proper whole. All in all, a fantastic night for I Guess I’m Floating. All of the bands profusely thanked the blog several times, and the whole venue had an air of well-earned celebration. Photos at Impose.