Last night, Awesome New Republic and Washed Out played an all-ages show at Eve (formerly White Room) downtown. ANR brought the heat for the length of their ≈45-minute set, but for me the Miami dance-punk duo’s sound really came together about midway through with “Endless Field of Mercury” (#1 on our Top 15 SoFla Songs of 2010) and hit its peak with “The Get Out” near the end. The latter contains a killer catchy chord progression that I’ve heard before but will always want to hear again, including right now — but, alas, I can’t find the tune online. (Its sister song, “Don’t Fear the Get Out”, a track off of ANR’s twice-postponed upcoming release, is online.)
Washed Out is the project of Georgia-based multi-instrumentalist Ernest Greene. The music is chill, danceable, breezy — like a wave hooked up to electrodes. And I know that sounds awesome and perfect for Miami, but Washed Out’s set didn’t do much for me. As I mentioned in the previous post, I wasn’t familiar with Greene’s music before last night and I don’t usually fall in love on first listen sans spliff, so I may well come ’round. In fact, if I’d had the chutzpah to crash any one of the several campfires burning at White Room last night, I might still be dancing.
Here are some photos from the show.