Whenever anyone drops the “I liked their early stuff better” groaner (even if its true), I just think of Lemonade, who are perpetually improving on their it’s-3AM-and-the-club-is-winding-down-and-that-magically-illustrates-the-loneliness-of-man vibe to create music that is propulsive as it is melancholy. Along those lines, “Perfect Blue” is something of an outlier, more of a slow stomper than most of their other work. It’s even sort of happy, but there are traces of that crucial sadness still present.
May 2 – Babylon – Istanbul, Turkey
May 26 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago – w/ John Talabot
May 28 – Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn – w/ John Talabot
May 29 – Bardot – Miami – w/ John Talabot
May 30 – Echoplex – Los Angeles – w/ John Talabot
May 31 – Rickshaw Stop – San Francisco