After a few albums filled with studio maestros and pop aficionados, the Louisiana quartet known as Brass Bed, found themselves comfortable in a branded image of pop-infused fuzz rock. With a noticeable live energy and shows becoming faster, the group developed a disconnect between the stage and studio resulting in their their third studio album, The Secret Will Keep You. With only a few listens to the new album and unfamiliar with any older material, I was swept away with an explosive performance from the group on Sunday night.
Their general attitude was positive overall, joking with the audience as those in attendance yelled for more. The set ended with the lyrics "I'd rather take a bullet/I've been thinkin'," from "A Bullet for You," slightly after a mesmerizing jam filled with distortion and wailing guitars. There is a clear connection between the sounds heard on the albums and their ability to add just that little bit extra live proves them to be a band worth checking out.
With a small light setup in front of American flags and deer antlers hanging off the wall, the duo took the stage at around 11. Accompanied by two additionals members on drums and bass they dove into the hour long set with an array of songs, many which I didn't recognize from previous albums. As I mentioned above for the opening act Brass Bed, it doesn't make a difference whether you know the songs or not when you are dealing with some live acts. Similar to a Dr. Dog show, the Generationals have the ability to hold your your attention throughout, hoping that it will never end.
The night was absolutely perfect from the venue to the performance. Together Brass Bed and Generationals make for a perfect concert bill and while I can only speak for myself, there is a strong chance most in attendance left feeling privileged to have witnessed two phenomenal bands in a fun, intimate environment. With the two acts on the rise I highly recommend checking them out live or at the very least giving Brass Bed's The Secret Will Keep and Generationals Heza a listen... or six.