Monday, February 8, 2010

The Year Zero 2/04/10 - Alex's Bar, Long Beach, CA.

(Photo: The Year Zero's myspace)

Last Thursday, The Year Zero were on the roster of bands at Alex's Bar in Long Beach (and yes, this post is one of the first that finally ventured outside of Los Angeles - hey, it only took a little over a year) The Year Zero are primarily based in Long Beach, and seem to rarely plays shows outside of there, so taking a "field trip" of shorts is needed in order to see them. Luckily, with some free time on my hands and being in the right place at the right time, it worked out so I could go see them again.

I had first heard of The Year Zero some time ago while pursuing L.A.-Underground (a most excellent blog that highlights the Los Angeles music scene) A little while later I found and picked their LP Oceania, I Will Return, and listened and quite liked their brand of shoegazey, dream-pop. I eventually got to see them perform an acoustic show at {open} (a bookstore in Long Beach) in 2008 - however, it wasn't until now that I got another chance to see them again.

This performance, while on the short side (it appeared that they got started late, and had to cut a song from the setlist as a result) was a good one. Most of the songs played seem to be newer ("The Voice Of All" and "Counting Planes" are somewhat older) Sound is slightly on the muddy side and there were some chatty people in the crowd, but isn't too bad.

1.) Last Exile MP3
2.) Highway Earth MP3
3.) No Fall Tonight MP3
4.) Energy MP3
5.) The Voice Of All MP3
6.) Under A Sea Of Light MP3
7.) Counting Planes MP3
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FLAC (loseless) files available upon request (by e-mail)

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