Monday, February 15, 2010

Photos: Red Leaves at The Parish [Feb. 12]

Red Leaves headlined a diverse all-local bill at The Parish on Friday. I have to be in the mood for this band, but when I am, they really hit the spot. Their songs are brooding and dark, and they trade off between moments of refined subtly and moments of well-executed melodrama. Their sound borrows from UK post-punk and sludgy American post-rock. Singer Mayberry's ethereal chants and hums mixed with David Lujan's grumpy-indie-dude singing style give the band a unique vocal presence. This is one of the few bands I've seen use two bass guitars at once; it really adds to the menacing tones this band so thoroughly creates on stage.

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All photos by Ajay Miranda.

File Under: Red Leaves