|Sleep in Sundays. Photo by Mike Appelstein|
Opening act Woodsman, a NYC-via-Denver trio, was a pleasant surprise. Beneath their noisy, pedal-driven instrumental guitar attack, there was always a propulsive rhythm (often Krautrock-influenced) and a nice midrange buzz. Like jazzbos under the influence of Spacemen 3, each song set up a simple riff and explored its permutations for several minutes before fading away. Sometimes three chords is already at least two too many. Sleep in Sundays, a band bred in St. Louis but based in Olympia, kicked off the evening with its unassuming, hushed sound. There were elements of Elliott Smith in the finger-picked guitar and Eric Williger's subdued vocals, with occasional small crescendos a la Mount Eerie.
Hive Dwellers setlist:
A Woman Named Trudy
Somebody's Phone is Ringing
? ("...baby, be mine")
Pine Shaped Box
Messed Up and Rambling
? ("...daughters of the revolution")
Nothing But The Buryin'
Love Will Come Back Again
? ("...who's afraid of Oedipus Rex?")
Sitting Alone at The Movies
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4900 Reber Place, St. Louis, MO