Fresh Kills | The Giraffes @ Mercury Lounge

I wasn’t surprised when the lead singer of Fresh Kills said they were from Williamsburgh. I was surprised with the crowd that they brought in and that they were going to tour in Europe. The band had lots of musical potential but they decided to play uninspiring post punk rock instead.

Luckily the crowd maintained itself for The Giraffes record release party. Aaron Lazar had a new look for the new album and I almost didn’t recognize him. Even though I was strategically in the back of the venue, by the 2nd song I was already drenched by a perfectly thrown beer. Considering I was already soaked I managed my way through the grinding crowd to hear the new tunes. It may be the large quantity of beer talking but the new tunes seemed more spacious and placed emphasis on Aaron’s incredible voice. The show was predictably rocking and a great crowd complimented the energy onstage. Although annoying photographer dude showed up again with his distracting flash, the show was awesome and I stumbled home with a delightful ringing in my ears.