Last night Keepaway played at Webster Hall along with Oberhofer, Radical Dads, and Queen of Quartz. Baby faced Oberhofer recruited the entire (easily impressionable) NYU Class of 2012 to the show. However, Oberhofer impressed everyone with 21+ wristbands alike with their dual pop and rock sensibility– a garage band version of Vampire Weekend. Despite a hiccup when the bassist broke a string after the first song, Oberhofer regained their footing immediately and left both their pre-existing and newfound fans floored with the second half of the show.
Animal Collective inspired trio Keepaway closed the night. Most recently, Keepaway was dubbed Pitchfork’s Best New Music meaning they’re going to blow the eff up in about two days ago. Keepaway was definitely worthy of this allusive title as they tread the line between indie and psychedelic rock making their single, “Yellow Wings” feel immediately familiar but original. You can check them out tonight at Brooklyn Bowl with Small Black.
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