Pop masterminds Savoir Adore are going strong and will continue to so well into 2013. They've been my favorite local band since their debut album singsle and EPs. If I had magical powers of persuasion over the listening habits of the American populous, I would put Savoir Adore in people's heart. Since I am not all-powerful, I will have to continuing seeing them and gushing about them after the fact.
Our Nature is Deidre and Paul's second album. It continues the bright harmonies and fantasy soundscapes they laid out on In The Wooded Forest. It's an empowering feeling that they deliver in songs like Dreamers, Anywhere You Go and Loveliest Creature. You get the sense you can take on the world and everything is going to be alright.
As well as being the band you wished you had growing up so that you can put their posters on your wall, they are charming people. I only let decent people play MS.com Shows (they were part of one of my CMJ shows when I had CMJ shows). When you have a band smiling and having a good time on stage, thus you will too. Not a hard concept to figure out.
So the fact that Willy Moon was making his U.S. over the weekend totally slipped past my plate. His first show was Santos House Party last Thursday and took the opening slot for Savoir on the late Saturday. Paul agrees with me that Big Willy Moon is going to be a big deal. He might already be with that Apple commercial blaring "Yeah Yeah". It convinces me that the Apple people read my blog and take my recommendations.
I wrote about the New Zealander and current London last May. I do admit that it doesn't take psychic to see that the guy has marquee name all over him. Still, I have to see the guy in person.
He's a natural showman. Check out his performance on Jools Holland or his music videos -- he's a dancing machine with crazy skills. The big dance beats with a throw back 50s rockabilly sensibility mixed with impeccable style is a winning combination. When you look at him, he almost doesn't seem real. He has this square head, perfectly fitted skinny suits and a slim frame. The voice is an echo out of the past.
Obviously, his performance on Saturday was as high-energy as they come. The guy doesn't break a sweat and his dance moves never miss a beat. With the live drummer and guitarist, it will only get better with more songs under his belt.
I would love to see him again with a better, non-Saturday night Brooklyn douchery crowd. I haven't been to Brooklyn Bowl in a couple of years and it's apparent that it's over-run by the bridge and tunnel crowd. The DJs were playing Top 40 pop for the popped collar and leopard print brigade. That just puts me in a fowl mood. I was surrounded by obnoxious a-holes
In any event, 2013 will see Willy's debut album for Atlantic Records/Cherrytree. I'm hoping they use these photos for their promos, especially the pseudo BJ photos.