St. Motel @ 7th St. Entry
July 20th, 2012
The 7th Street Entry seemed a little dark and dismal on the night of July 20th. Local group, Wiping Out Thousands lured the crowd out from hiding with siren vocals and industrial danceable beats showcased in “I’m A” and “Collision of Teeth/Bodies.” Captivating, dark lyrics “Watch for me when you sleep” gently whispered in Mass Nerve add eerie contrast to the brusque electric surges.
Los Angeles based band Races cooled off the crowd with their light airy backing vocals peppered with the lead singer’s slight hint of rasp in “Year of the Child” and “Song of Birds” from their recently released album, Year of the Witch.
The ten-o’clock hour chimed and Saint Motel christened the room with their quirky, bouncing tunes surrounded by a swirl of laser lights. The audience’s appetite was satisfied with chanting along the lyrics of “Feed Me Now.” 1930’s swing was resurrected in “Benny Goodman” with bubbling saxophone and silky swoops in vocal ranges that made you envision a big band flashback but with a modern feel. “Puzzle Pieces” will absolutely trigger you to fall apart into uncontrollable dancing with its bright, accented piano plunks and rush of drums that make up for all of those awkward dances that you went during your post-secondary youth.
Written by Abbie Gobeli, Radio K volunteer