A classy little venue in Little Italy was shaken to the core last week, but not by World Cup fans; it was hosting a lineup that was the musical equivalent of a demolition crew. Fortunately for the building, only my ears were destroyed.
PS I Love You held the 9:00 slot and were in town to try out an album’s worth of new material: their upcoming (July 22) third full-length, For Those Who Stay. The ’80s new wave rock anthem, “In My Mind At Least,” and the Springsteen-heavy “Advice” were both welcome additions to the wall of fuzz and nerves that makes up their unique sound.
They were able to deliver a lot of great tracks in their short NXNE set, hauling out songs from across their entire catalog and finishing up nicely with “Starfield” and a stunning version of “Butterflies & Boners” (check out the latter in the vid above).
Bonus: guitarist Paul Saulnier hid another advance cassette copy of the new album at the venue, for some lucky fan to walk away with.