Thursday, August 6, 2009

Phonograph Live @ Brooklyn Bowl

Phonograph at Brooklyn Bowl in 2009
Phonograph played a free show on Tuesday at Brooklyn Bowl with Alberta Cross. They are just on the verge of starting a tour in support of a new record called "okno," which is set for release in a few weeks. Brooklyn Bowl is such a unique place, but not a bad idea. Making people in bowling alleys feel cool again is a little like bringing someone out of a coma. Even if it wasn't such a great place, any new venue that will let one video record is fine by me. The first video below for "You've Got My Broken Heart" is special because the song is only a few weeks old and thus not on the new record.

I recorded 6 tracks in all, which are all there for you to squint on my Vimeo Page. If you have an unhealthy love for Phonograph, you should be able to hang out there for 30 minutes or so. I was sad to see that Phil Sterk wasn't with the band this time, but Jason Domnarski is formidable on keys, and the switch apparently makes the band much more similar to the original lineup from their S/T first disc. Here are a couple from OKNO and "Charles Bircher" from Hiawatha Talking Machine EP.

"Somewhere Between" by Phonograph download mp3 (with permission)

Go and read about Phonograph's upcoming tour dates

Buy Phonograph's records!!