No truer words can be used to describe Pyyramids at Barpink in San Diego. This upcoming band was created by two people definitely not new to the music industry. Drea Smith, one half of the indie band He Say She Say, and Tim Nordwind, bassist for the grammy award winning band OK Go, came together to try a new project. And I love it. From two different artists comes a psychedelic sound influenced by bands such as Joy Division and The Pixies.
Their live show was good, but unfortunately they seemed like big fish in a little pond. 5 people crammed on a little stage that really doesn’t let them explore space. Drea’s vocals were solid, crooning with emotion. Tim has a presence on stage that just commands attention. (Maybe its the beard…) Unfortunately, I didn’t get the names of everyone else in the band, but they sounded so solid, that the bar’s less than perfect acoustics didn’t hold them back. When the show started there may have been only a handful of people in the bar, but at the end of the set, the numbers shot through the roof. People walking by who could hear the band took notice, and decided to come inside to check them out.
Check out their website!
With this kind of reception, one can only expect great things. They may not be a familiar name yet, but they’re getting noticed. We’ll see how their obscurity changes after their performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno (TONIGHT!!! 5/15)
This week on Episode 10 of MWL Live viewers can look forward to an interview with my new favorite band, Current Swell! A special shout out from 3LAU + a violinist video submission from Preston Charles in Cincinnati, a dope Snap Shot of the The Green in Denver, a sick ski video from our friends at Lee Visual ++ NEWCrown the Empire album, The Fallout, and the WORLD PREMIERE of “GUTS” from Math the Band! Hell Yeah, Episode 10!!