Last Night Apples in Stereo @ Neumos 3/29
posted by March 30 at 11:08 AMon
I really need to stop going to see bands where all I know about them is how awesome they used to be. Not that I know that Apples in Stereo was ever good live—the albums I love of theirs came out when I was ten and thirteen, respectively—but I need to stop having this hope in my heart that they will only perform their old songs, and that they will perform them with my best interests in mind. This is never the case.
However, the Apples in Stereo show last night was basically enjoyable. All of their new songs really seem to play it safe in the music department, and I felt like I had heard these shiny pop songs a million times before. Any time they dipped into their older material, it felt like they were diving deep into the sonic underground, and it was marvelous. I didn’t hear anything off of Fun Trick Noisemaker or Her Wallpaper Reverie, but I left early because all of the new songs were not keeping my attention. What a bummer.
Confidential to the dumb blonde bitch in the back: That woman who sits in the back of Neumo’s recording all of the shows may be the nicest creature on the earth, and one of the only people I know who truly loves live music. And her setup is incredibly advanced and professional. Never touch it again, even if you think it’s funny to take her (incredibly expensive) microphone and try to pretend you are performing fellatio with it. You suck.