Friday, May 15, 2015

The Breton Sound AND Karen and the Sorrows AND Michael Leonard Witham!

I'm super excited to have all of these names in the same title! First of all, if you are in either of my two favorite cities (New Orleans or New York -- and yes, you read that order correctly), I have your weekend planned for you. This is a full-service blog!

But I'm even more excited to tell you about how much I love the Breton Sound's newest EP, Don't Be Afraid of Rock'n'Roll Vol. 1.

The band's third EP is much more ambitious sonically than anything else they've produced to this date. By all rights, "Rivers Cuomo" should be blasting from a stadium sound system. That being said, my favorite song is "Love You More," which hits just the right balance between sweet and meaningful. Overall, the EP's 5 songs pack a punch that's a little bit pop punk, a little bit metal, and all energy and infectious joy. While I found the guitars to be a little busy on the album (no offense, guys -- I just don't really love '80s rock), the mix worked better when I saw them live on Lundi Gras.

Speaking of their live show -- let me tell you, it was the most fun I've had at a show in a while. They will make you deliriously happy and appreciate all of your life choices. And if that sounds enticing, you can see the band cover Jimmy Eat World's Bleed American at Gasa Gasa tomorrow! Show info below here.

And for New Yorkers, Karen and the Sorrows will be hosting a singer-songwriter night at Branded featuring Adobe & Teardrops favorite Michael Leonard Witham. (It's almost as if someone introduced them...) Here's the info:

WHEN: Sunday, May 17th, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm (The Sorrows are on first, so come early if you want to catch us)
WHERE: Branded Saloon, 603 Vanderbilt Ave, at the corner of Bergen St, Brooklyn
DOOR: Free but please bring money for the tip jar so we can help Michael with travel expenses

The Breton Sound -- Official, Facebook, Bandcamp

Karen and the Sorrows -- Official, Facebook, Bandcamp

Michael Leonard Witham -- Official, Facebook, Purchase

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