As you know, I saw The Faint play in Omaha Friday night.
My post about the show, along with some videos I took of The Faint can be found here.
In this post, I want to give some attention to the opening acts.
First off, it was Omaha’s very own rising stars, Icky Blossoms. Spoiler alert: I’m pretty sure this band will rank as my favorite new artist of the year. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to their self-titled debut. It’s perfect dance music with substance a la Ladytron but BETTER — at least, in my opinion.
My favorite track off the album is the sinister, sexy, fun and maybe even profound “Sex to the Devil.” I really love the part where they sing, “You do it like it was 1995.” I don’t know why exactly — perhaps because I was in high school at the time? — but I love to sing along to that line. Maybe you will, too.
And here is their set closer, the transcendent “Perfect Vision”:
If you’d like to check out Icky Blossoms in their full audio glory and not just what I’m able to capture on my cell phone, here is the official video for “Heat Lightning”:
I know much less about Toronto’s Trust, but I am quite interested to see what they do in the future. Their debut album has grown on me a lot.
Here they perform “Bulbform”:
This is the official video for “Sulk”: