Indie rockers, The Faint, treated Philly fans to a full live rendition of 2001’s Dance Macabre, as the band’s signature electro-pop-punk anthems proceded to pound through the Trocadero Theater. Dance Macabre was undoubtedly and underground hit, but with an interesting side note: The original pressing featured an unauthorized photo as part of the cover art, which led to a recall and subsequent re-issue with an alternate image of The Faint‘s Dapose. Philly fans showed an avanlanche of love a support with the majority of the house dacing it up throughout the performance.
Toronto-based duo, Trust, was a also a cowd favorite featuring Robert Alfons (of Winnipeg) and Maya Postepski (also of the band Austra). The duo is currently supporting their first full length album TRST, which hit streets in February 2012 on Arts & Crafts. Pitchfork commented on album saying, “Trust take their own extraordinary machines and slather them in gloss, resulting in the sonic equivalent of what a fashion show might look like if it were put on by depressive pill abusers. This stuff sounds malevolent, but mighty sexy, as Alfons’ pinched whine of a voice takes on both characteristics with ease.”
Formed from the ashes of MEEMAW in 2009, frontman Daniel Pujol and band are supporting new album United States of Being, the second release and first full-length under the moniker Pujol. RollingStone described the album as, “Just like the Nashville DIY scene, United States of Being is loud, a little grimy and fun as hell. PUJOL might be growing up fast, but they’re having the best time doing it”.. And what better sentiment to describe this evening of infectious tunes.
We know you are here for the pictures, so without further ado..
All photos by Blow The Scene Senior Staff Photographer, Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging)