Saturday, May 03, 2008

Bodies of Water

Last night I caught these guys at the Great American Music Hall and it was glorious. Short, but glorious (they only have one album). If I could describe them in two words: awesome + sincere. When singer Meredith Metcalf says she is "having such a good time. This is so much fun!" you believe her with all of your heart. We got to hang out with some of the members next to their tour bus after their set, and they were the nicest group of folks in a rock band you could possibly meet. One of the drummers, Jessie, was so intent on remembering my name that I was touched.

Jessie: Oh, so your name is sounds like what they give know, what you get when...

Me: I think you're thinking of chlamydia?

Jessie: know, a judge can give someone...

Me: Oh. Amnesty. Yeah, it's like that.

I like the song below because the beginning reminds me of "rawhide." Lots of their songs seem to have epic Western undertones that sound really powerful live.


Sean Wraight said...

Good God Amnesty, you've found a band I know absolutely nothing about. I can see why you like them too. Like the bastard offspring of Ennio Morricone and the Arcade Fire this band is amazing.

Glad to see you back on the 'concert going' scene again too. It's good for your soul!

Thanks so much for writing this one up. I'll search them out more later today!


amityb said...

Exactly! If you liked that one, there's plenty of others just as amazing on their album.

P.S. They're all Christian and married. I found that out recently.

Tessa said...

Yeah the show was good!