Photos by G.
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.
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!
See the set list after the jump.
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!