Last year, over the course of a few weeks, I kept hearing these songs on WTUL 91.5 FM and became more and more interested in a little outfit from Nashville called *Repeat Repeat. Their album Floral Canyon has many songs that jumped out at me, and I quickly became enamored with their upbeat but passionate delivery. I was lucky enough to see them later at Shaky Knees, as well as interview the figure heads (Jared and Kristyn Corder), and transitioned into full on love for their style. Sunday night, at Gasa Gasa, the band stopped in town, and the decently crowded venue seemed excited to get to see this up-and-coming band as they climb their way up the ladder of success. On the horizon is a tour with powerhouses Black Keys and Modest Mouse, but last night we got all *Repeat Repeat, and the audience ate up every minute.
the night was Airpark, who was unfamiliar to this reviewer. The band
a rousing 45 minute opening set, enticing the crowd to edge closer
throughout the show in hopes of breaking the void separating the band
and the crowd. They succeeded, and by the end, the entire audience
was giving the love right back as they marched through their set.
them was the main event, who alongside their Nashville counterparts
in Airpark, delivered a set worthy of larger rooms, even if they
haven't graduated to such spaces yet. Opening with "I Could Hear
my Heart Beat," from their newly released second album Glazed,
the meager crowd didn't mind having space to dance as the
five-piece, headed by husband and wife duo Jared and Kristyn Corder,
quickly found their groove. Last year, they had plenty of energy, but
it's obvious after seeing them that they've been busy making this
a show you can't look away from.
the course of their hour-long set, the band delivered tracks from
their new album including
"Head On" and the lovely sounds of the romantic tinged "City of
Stars," with Jared taking a moment to expound upon
a clearly seen deep love
between the two. To be honest, it was adorable and made me like them
and want to root for their continued success even more. The set also
featured memorable tracks from their previous record Floral
as the dance party that is
"Ghost." That particular song might be the early benchmark for
the band, with all the members giving it everything they
have. The energy is astounding, and you can tell how tight and in
sync this band is.
Overall, it was another great
show, and the members of the band are so genuine and excited that
it's difficult to not feel the same. Like I mentioned earlier, the
band is opening some dates for the Black Keys later in the summer,
and, if they deliver the type of show I saw last night, their time in
the spotlight is about to hit in a big way. Keep an eye on these
guys; you'll be hearing more from them.