Meet my new favorite band. OK, maybe that's a stretch, but The Kissaway Trail opened for The Temper Trap on Monday night at the Belly Up and I was captivated from the very first song. Lyrically, musically, and charismatically, this band worked their way into my cold little heart. They're from Denmark and I certainly hope that doesn't impede on future tours because I am already looking forward to seeing them again. Their new record, Sleep Mountain, was released yesterday on Bella Union, but fortunately they had copies on hand at the show. You can check them out on the label site here. I'll try and get some titles on these videos when I have a sec, but for now, enjoy.
Incidentally, I was up front when The Temper Trap started but was tapped on my shoulder by security who told me cameras were not allowed. Apparently it was a band dictate, but for me it was permission to escape the crowd and listen to the show from the back of the room, incidentally passing about 15 cameras on my way out. Weird. Anyway, I'll just say while they gave a good performance, I left feeling that the openers far outshined the headliners. Check em out. You won't be sorry.