Friday, July 5, 2013

Recording: The Carnations + Ian Blurton

Artist: The Carnations + Ian Blurton

Song: How Does It Feel to Feel [The Creation (via Ride) cover]

Recorded at The Great Hall ("A Night of Covers: A Celebration of Chris Levoir"), July 4, 2013.

The Carnations + Ian Blurton - How Does It Feel to Feel

Full review to follow. A celebration and a wake. After the untimely passing of singer/guitarist Chris Levoir, his bandmates in The Mark Inside rightly decided that the proper way to launch their new album Dark Hearts Can Radiate White Light was with a big party, with covers played by friends and collaborators, and a lot of these songs came with stories of how they linked back to Chris. Reminiscent of rehearsal space jams, these were loose and occasionally imperfect, but infused with the spirit of friends playing together. In the end, the night was sad, fun and cathartic.

Playing their first show in ten years, The Carnations closed out the evening with the night's longest set, throwing in a couple of their own songs. They were also joined by Ian Blurton for a couple tunes, leading to some rocktastic action with members taking to the floor in front of the stage before finishing things off in a pile of collapsed amplifiers.


  1. The artists may be familiar with the song from the Ride version, but it was originally written and performed by The Creation.

    1. The artists probably knew that... but I didn't! Thanks for the tip.