Thursday, July 22, 2010
While I've always wanted to see New Mexico; the landscapes, the skyline, the red rocks; i thought it would take getting on a plane and perhaps a little longer than it takes to ride the subway to the lower east side but alas, I was wrong! Last Week New Mexico, all the way from San Diego, made their way to me and the rest of NYC. Accompanying Lights On for a quick, yet fantastic, tour of Brooklyn (Union Hall), NYC (The Cake Shop) and the northern climes of CT (Larry's)., New Mexico, formerly known as Apes Of Wrath, came to the big apple a bit shy and wide eyed it being their first time in the big city. But taking the stage brought out their true boyish nature blowing us jaded NYR's away with their poppy, rhythmic, post punk brand of rock. Think APB, A Certain Ratio mixed with Dead Kennedys and a hint of Drive Like Jehu. Clever songwriting, great vocal harmonies and great hooks; once you hear them you'll have a hard time getting them out of your head, but then who'd want to!
New Mexico will be playing at Bar Pink on August 14th and at Whistle Stop on September 10th, both in San Diego. If you happen to be way out west I highly recommend you check them out.
New Mexico on Myspace