For me, seeing The Faint was a necessity and a desire, nostalgically taking me back to early 2000 and my discovery of the group via Saddle Creek fandom. They came into a packed house at Emos on Wednesday night to relive the hits from Danse Macabre. They brought with them Icky Blossoms and Trust, so it was a solid line-up for all.
Read on for thoughts and photos.
Photo Guy Note: We had access to shoot the entire show. Tons of pics, Icky Blossoms were photogenic so enjoy.
Way back before it was cool to be doing elctronica music, The Faint were mixing dance beats and punk rock attitude, which birthed Danse Macabre; it’s one of my favorite records of the early 00s. They’ll be bringing that excellent record back to the stage at Emo’s on Wednesday, along with some other rad bands to make those dance-aholics happy. Label mates Icky Blossoms will be opening the evening, followed by our new favorites from Fun Fest, TRUST. It’s going to be a night to revel in the joys of bands touring behind old records and a night to don your dancing shoes. Let’s do this.
Download:The Faint – Agenda Suicide [MP3]
It’s Friday and that means Spring Break’s here! In honor, I wanted to toss up some funky hits today, like this catchy new tune from Icky Blossoms. This is definitely a dance track, and I’d love to hear it in the club (you know versus my laptop); the song is the debut single from the group’s upcoming debut on Saddle Creek. Dave from TV on the Radio is producing it, so you know there’s a man with tastes behind the knobs. The band will be here for SXSW too, so turn it up, shake it a little, and lets get ready to party.
Download:Icky Blossoms – Babes [MP3]