Saturday, February 6, 2016

Recording: Teenanger

Artist: Teenanger

Song: Pay It Forward*

Recorded at Galleria Shopping Centre (Long Winter: Galleria), January 30, 2016.

Teenanger - Pay It Forward

An ambitious "takeover" project from the Long Winter crew saw their usual mix of music + art transferred to the near-derelict/doomed-by-gentrification Galleria Mall. It was a sonically awkward environment to hold a show (there's a lot of muddy "mall reverb" in these recordings) that attracted a rather different crowd than the regular LW events — skewing older, and perhaps towards those feeling a sense of pre-nostalgia for kitschy but less-corporate spaces like this. (Ironically, having a larger 19+ component in the crowd made for long lines for anyone wanting to get into the event's licenced areas, but that notwithstanding everything on the night seemed to run pretty smoothly.) The cover art of Teenanger's EPLP was taken at the Galleria — on the cover, the band sits at the El Amigo food stand, which would end up being adjacent to this show's stage. The prophecy fulfilled indeed.

* This one's title was called out at the start of the song.

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