Review: Guards live at Mercury Lounge

Posted by The G on April 27, 2012 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Richie Follin of Guards

On April 26, 2012, New York (via California)’s Guards packed the house at Manhattan’s Mercury Lounge.  Lead singer Richie Follin is from a very talented family.  His sister is Cults lead singer Madeline Follin, but sonically their music is a completely different sound.  Self-described as “pop-wave-doom,” their hour long set was a lot more rock than it was doom!  At times, their songs blended into another which was great as it felt like watching a concept album being performed.

Guards

Guards

I enjoyed what I heard and while the band did not have albums for sale, there is good news – for a limited time, you can download Guards’ EP for FREE from their Bandcamp page.  Link will open in a new window. Highly recommended, according2g and I’ve been continuing the groove all morning.  Good luck to Guards and I am excited for their next show!  On a side note, I am putting it out there that I think it would be really cool if Cults and Guards toured together.  Fingers crossed!

I also must post a photo of Guards’ band logo as you know I love all “G Things” and this is a good one!

Guards band Logo

Guards band Logo

See the set list after the jump.

Guards Set List

Guards Set List at Mercury Lounge

 

Richie Follin of Guards and Geoffrey Dicker

Richie Follin of Guards and Geoffrey Dicker

I met lead singer Richie Follin prior to Guards’ set and he was super cool.  It was a bit of a rushed situation, so I didn’t get the chance to tell him that I know his mom (and she’s the coolest), but in case he’s reading now – there it is!  Thanks again Richie!

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