Union Pool in the summertime is a special place. The patio is open, the taco truck is cookin, the venue is bumpin, and life is good. Friday night was no exception as some of our favorite local bands came out to play to help kickstart the weekend.
A little unusual that one of the better bands of the night was the first on the bill, but why save the desert for last right? New Myths are no strangers to us here at P&W so it was awesome they came out to start the night out strong. The trio tore through songs off their fantastic 2015 release Give Me Noise. The climax of the set was of course “It Burns Through Your Armor,” the oriental themed rock ballad before closing their set with “Calling to the Fade.”
Surf Rock Is Dead returned to the P&W show bill with another set full of catchy hipster-rock Brooklyn jams. Their guitar style helps them fit right in at venues like Union Pool, as their constant pulsating tempo and dancy guitars keep everyone moving throughout their set.
Also on the bill was New Life, making their NYC debut, welcome to the club fellas. Sharing the same drummer as Surf Rock is Dead, the band’s indie rock guitar vibes were perfect for fitting right in with the night’s lineup.
Speaking of sharing drummers, the night’s special guests Little Racer had Miss Rosie Slater behind the skins banging away as the band tore through songs off their new EP, Foreign Tongues. As they played the four songs off the EP, you could only appreciate their 80s throwback style blended in with indie and shoegazy song styles they’ve incorporated into their sound.
Article: Tom Shackleford
Photos: Merissa Blitz