On May 17, As I Lay Dying vocalist Tim Lambesis appeared in Vista Superior Court for…
- Posted on Oct 29th 2010 6:15AM by Jody Thompson
Andy Sheppard, Redferns
It was a hometown show for the capital-based band and the finale of its first ever headlining UK tour.
The four-piece, which showcased tracks from its forthcoming as-yet-untitled debut album, including 'The Wall' and 'Suicide Policeman,' was started by Cajun Dance Party's former singer Daniel Blumberg and bassist Max Bloom.
With Max now on guitar, having recruited Japanese bassist and backing vocalist Mariko Doi, impressively-haired drummer Jonny Rogoff was the last recruit.
Talking to Spinner before the tour, Rogoff explains that he joined the band after a chance meeting with Blumberg in Israel last February.
He says, "I was living in Israel in the desert and he [Blumberg] came to visit with some of his friends who live on a kibbutz. Then he Facebook messaged me afterwards, saying, 'How would you like to come and play music in England,' and I dropped out after about seven weeks at university and moved over here. It's been amazing ever since."
Judging from the audience response to their soaring single, 'Georgia,' released as a limited edition earlier this year in the UK on Transparent Records, along with the rest of their melodic Sonic Youth-esque, shoegaze-y and Jesus and Mary Chain-influenced sound, Spinner weren't the only ones blown away.
The group finished with the epic 'Rubber,' released this week in the UK as a 12" on Fat Possum and the album will follow in January. 'Georgia' meanwhile is released in the US on Nov. 23.
The loss of the university in Rogoff's native New Jersey is definitely our gain...