Pre-manufactured, made-for-radio alternative rock bands are a dime a dozen these days. Fortunately for NYC's Seymour Glass, they do not fall into that category. This band’s live show is proof that they are the real deal, and not just another Pro-Tools studio band that will quickly vanish into obscurity. Wednesday night they kicked off their three week residency at Rothko, and those who braved the weather got quite a show.
Rothko was far from sold out, thanks in part to Mother Nature, but Seymour Glass does have quite a devoted following that helped fill the room. For a band destined for radio play and MTV spins, their live sound was quite remarkable. Combining elements of the Deftones and Muse, which could be a recipe for disaster, Seymour Glass uses great hooks and spiraling piano arpeggios to create their own unique and polished sound. Chino Moreno’s influence on the band’s vocals came shining through on the crowd favorite, the title track "Note To Self". Hopefully the fine folks at 456 Entertainment, who will be releasing the upcoming Seymour Glass record on August 24, took note of the crowd's response. They very well could have a hit band on their hands.
Seymour Glass has two shows remaining at Rothko, July 21st and 28th. Catch them if you can.