Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Idyllists EP Release for Waiting for the Midnight Show @ Hotel Cafe

It's been awhile since the last time I saw The Idyllists.  This show was somewhat bittersweet:  sweet because 2 bandmates were back in town for the show and another bandmate was about to start a family (evidenced by the very pregnant wife, whom singer Ian was charmingly serenading); bitter because although the band was reunited, it was only for a short time.  Matt (piano / guitar), who now lives in New York (hence the city mention in Rose Coloured Glasses), exchanged songs with Ian before meeting up with him to help select tracks for the EP

The Idyllists' classic, dancey songs padded the new, mellow ones, giving the show a more melancholy than expected tone.

Ian's tracklist off his iPad

I loved all the old tracks and it was great to finally be able to sing along.  The new songs were enjoyable too, although more grownup.  Maybe their sound is starting to age a a good red wine.

Favorite New Tracks:

Good Red Wine

Rose Coloured Glasses

I discovered Ian and Sam's side band, Hopelessly Devoted (love the name), who I can't wait to see because I've always thought Ian's voice was made for rockabilly!