Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Recording: New Fries

Artist: New Fries

Song: Gertrude Stein Greeting Card from Pape/Danforth

Recorded at The Garrison, December 1, 2016.

Gertrude Stein Greeting Card from Pape/Danforth

Even (especially?) at the release show for their new 10" EP, New Fries tried to upend the settled order of how a band's set should go. Toss away the Flashy Opening Number and start with a meandering bass solo from Tim Fagan; and instead of a Big Finish, why not have most of the band wander off one by one at the end of a song, leaving keyboardist Ryan Carley to noodle for a bit before opener Carl Didur climbed up on stage to lean his keyboard on his knee and add some proggy widdle-wahs and see how long that could hold the audience's attention. But the middle! Mixing a couple older songs amongst the EP material, Anni Spadafora led the group through a display of their not-inconsiderable bent rock prowess, 3-D hamburger hypercubes swirling behind them.

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