We’re working on quite a few new songs in order for a fall/winter recording session. It’s been great to try them out at our shows, and to get a feel for what they are before we head into the studio. Sometimes, in the studio, you figure it out as you go. But it feels nice to have the luxury of feeling them out in front of a crowd. The songs become your friends that way. And you get to introduce them to different people.
Annie and the Bang Bang had the pleasure of playing a show with The Shondes, who are getting a lot of great press as they tour across the country behind their new album THE GARDEN. They got a great writeup in Vita.mn and Rolling Stone http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/the-garden-20130923. Hailing from Brooklyn, they served up a great show at the Cause Sound Bar on Lake and Lyndale, and we were happy to open for them! Mannequins on Welfare put on their brand of scathing psychedelic basement rock, rounding out an awesome triple bill.
A review by Tom Schlatte from One Path For Me