Friday, July 29, 2011

Class Actress at Pier 54

Photo of Metronomy courtesy David Louiaza
Last night Metronomy put on a great (free) show at Pier 54 on the Hudson River. Between songs in a slightly bumpy set, producer Joseph Mount's charm knew no bounds as he apologized for a fumble in a saxophone solo, telling the crowd, "We should acknowledge these things."

Opener Class Actress went under-appreciated, perhaps because the sun hadn't quite gone down during their set, which didn't quite suit the band's heavier-toned beats or the general seriousness of vocalist Elizabeth Harper's timbre. This is music you're supposed to hear in the dark.

Case in point: the title track on their Journal of Ardency LP:

...and off their upcoming release:

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