Monday, June 13, 2011

The Rosebuds receive warm welcome at King's

The Rosebuds and their many friends packed King's Saturday night to celebrate the release of the band's fifth studio album, Loud Planes Fly Low.

The band meandered through a set of songs off their new album, speckled with standards like "Leaves Do Fall," "Cemetery Lawn" and "Nice Fox." Nearly every song in the set was coupled with a dedication to one of the band's friends in the house, many of whom are local music fixtures on their own such as BJ Burton and Brad Cook of Megafaun.

It was apparent that the band was having a good time on stage playing the new material, and they repeatedly expressed how appreciative they were to the crowd, but unfortunately, a high-end heavy mix plagued the sound throughout the night. Cymbals, snare and vocals were harsh and Daniel Hart's violin was sometimes lost completely.

But a poor mix didn't stop fans from singing along to their favorites, even if they got a bit chatty for Ivan's liking during "Without a Focus." The song, while haunting and beautiful on the album, disrupted the flow of the set and sounded better performed acoustically at the band's Schoolkids in-store last week as opposed to the electric rendition the band played at King's.

The show marked The Rosebuds' first appearance at King's since its reopening, and their first show in that room since September 2007 when they played a "secret" show at what was then called the Downtown Event Center. That show also happened to be the debut of The Love Language.

The Rosebuds have one more show in North Carolina, at Asheville's Grey Eagle Tavern, this Wednesday before embarking on a nationwide tour.

Set list
Go Ahead
Limitless Arms
Second Bird of Paradise
Cemetery Lawn
Leaves Do Fall
Come Visit Me
Without a Focus
Waiting For You
Cover Ears
Nice Fox
Life Like
Blue Bird

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

always love seeing the rosebuds, however, the sound/mixing at kings was, in fact, awful. also, the show seemed truncated considering the vast catalogue they've amassed over the years.