Monday, January 22, 2007
Darker My Love at the Orange County Museum of Art
One could assume that after a full day of NAMM that I would not make it out that night for a show. I could not pass up the opportunity to see Darker My Love at the Orange County Museum of Art. They put on a great performance last time I saw them at the Detroit Bar opening for Asobi Seksu. If you listen to the Asobi Seksu live album at the Echo, you can hear the band praise Darker My Love throughout the disc. The boys rambled on stage and the fuzz storm reigned down courtesy of Jared Everett's Z.Vex Fuzz Factory and Z.Vex Super Duper augmented with Tim Presley's Big Muff Distortion pedal running through his Marshall Amp and Orange Cab. Rob Barbato was keeping the low end steady with his Ampeg Bass stack. They play an excellent blend of psychedelic rock with hints of Kyuss, and Dead Meadow. They also had an additional organist thickening up the sound via an Ace Tone organ. They played songs off of their self titled debut album which included a smoking rendition of "What's a Man's Paris". Check out their live recordings at Spaceland as well to get the atmospheric feel that they produce in a live setting. Luckily their set did not run too late as I needed the energy for day 2 of NAMM.