Best New Band: Nap Eyes

Much-hyped Halifaxers, Nap Eyes, play with Cian Nugent this week in Brooklyn (Union Pool) and Philadelphia (Boot & Saddle), in support of their second album Thought Rock Fish Scale. This band really is good, so out of procrastination-meets-genuine-excitement, I decided to finally dig up the photos I snapped way back in the fall when I saw them play a double header in New York.

 First, a bright day-drunk gig at a Brooklyn flea market with an annoying backdrop (hence only one photo above) and then a darker, sparkly-er, fuzzier show later at the Cake Shop. I think there might have also been a solar eclipse.

The two shows were great bookends to a day jam-packed with POB goodness. In between shows, we were treated to an amazing dinner, watched most of the documentary, These C*cksucking Tears, the excellent new documentary about Lavender Country (both courtesy of filmmaker Dan Taberski) and celebrated Patrick Haggerty's 71st birthday.

 Patrick and JB celebrating.

 Patrick and JB celebrating.

If you are heading to SXSW next week, you can catch Nap Eyes, Lavender Country and screen These C*cksucking Tears.

See dates for all on Paradise of Bachelors.