Save Ends w/ Animal Flag, The Godfreys at Great Scott @ Great Scott, Allston [12 January]

Save Ends w/ Animal Flag, The Godfreys at Great Scott


176
12
January
22:00 - 01:30

 Facebook event page
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, Massachusetts 02134
Emo Night Boston presents
Save Ends
Animal Flag
The Godfreys

doors 10pm / 21+ / $8 at the door

A minute or so into «PunkORama 30», the opening song on Warm Hearts, Cold Hands, Save Ends slugs their listeners in the face with a circle pit-worthy charge into the first verse of their first full-length.

It's only a little unexpected. Strength Vs. Will, their 2012 debut, displayed a band that mastered mid-tempo power-pop; full of rumbling guitars that play off of each other like the guy/gal vocals featured on each track, the self-released EP immediately impressed listeners, and it's no wonder that Tiny Engines scooped up the Boston band before any other labels could. So, when «PunkORama 30» leads with a similar melodic sensibility—with sparkling guitars and slow, stomping drums—then lunges suddenly into a double-time dash, it's a startling and exciting signal that Save Ends has applied a punk-rock punch to its pop sensibility.

Warm Hearts, Cold Hands follows the energetic trajectory set by this opening track. Some of the energy comes from the instruments—«Same Old Dice» throbs with Burton Wright's tom-heavy drumbeat, for example, while the piano on «Skeptical Sons / Curious Daughters» drips delicately against its roaring guitars. Other songs get their power from Christine Atturio and Brendan Cahill's complimenting vocals—from their confident voices bouncing off of one another in songs like «A Life They Wrote» or melting into harmony on «Song of Susannah», but also from their lyrics, which address life's relentless evolution; though they sneak some nerdiness into their songs (including references to Stephen King's Dark Tower and Dungeons and Dragons), the effect isn't alienation but solidarity.

And that's what makes Save Ends' first full-length so remarkable—its ability to connect with its listeners, draw them in with delicious melodies, and punch them in the gut.
Discussion
image
Only registered users may comment.
Pass a quick registration or authorization.

Upcoming events @ Great Scott:

SOLD OUT - Snail Mail w/ Lomelda, Bedbug at Great Scott
Great Scott
Long Time w/ Valleyheart, Pray for Sound at Great Scott
Great Scott
Mike Recine at The Gas!
Great Scott
DONT ASK DONT TELL: Seven Year Anniversary
Great Scott
Knock Over City w/ Bliss, Bystander at Great Scott
Great Scott
Mojo Rot, Blame Shifters, DEBRA, Witch Cake
Great Scott
Yoke Lore w/ Vita and the Woolf at Great Scott
Great Scott
Funeral Advantage w/ Lady Pills, teenender, Deep Secret
Great Scott
Wafia w/ Jaira Burns at Great Scott
Great Scott
SOLD OUT - Brent Faiyaz w/ Diana Gordon at Great Scott
Great Scott
Cloud Castle Lake at Great Scott
Great Scott
Citrusphere / André Obin / Breaking Forms
Great Scott
The Funk Hunters w/ Defunk at Great Scott
Great Scott
Weakened Friends w/ Pushflowers and Cold Fronts.
Great Scott
Starcrawler w/ Sundown Club at Great Scott
Great Scott
Palm w/ the spirit of the beehive at Great Scott
Great Scott

The most anticipated events in Boston :

P!NK: Beautiful Trauma World Tour
TD Garden
P!NK: Beautiful Trauma World Tour
TD Garden
Disney On Ice presents Dare To Dream
TD Garden
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure
Boch Center
The King Romeo Santos
Agganis Arena
Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled
TD Garden
SOLD OUT: Tiffany Haddish: #SheReady
The Wilbur
MFA Late Nites
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
The most popular events in your news feed!