Posted in music on January 30, 2008
by BrooklynVegan Mike
Think About Life is back! After being on the back burner while the guys pursued other projects (notably Graham's Polaris-nominated outfit Miracle Fortress, and Martin's project Dishwasher, the band played their first show of what should be an active '08 at La Sala Rossa in Montreal on Friday night (Jan 25, 2008) to benefit Distroboto
Distroboto is an initiative where old school cigarette machines are turned into vending machines selling local art pieces. Pop a twoonie in the machine and you could receive items ranging from mini-comics and magnets, to 3-inch cd-r's by bands like Sunset Rubdown and The Unicorns (R.I.P.). Ingenious idea, I say. Also on the bill was Giselle Numba One, the hip-hop alter ego of the Hot Springs frontwoman and Exhaust.
Martin burst onto the stage rocking a black tee, yellow cape, red cap, and red and black gloves. He has a great stage presence and an infectious attitude. In a matter of minutes there was mass chaos. There were people pogoing like salmon swimming upstream. There was moshing. Stage diving. Crowd surfing. I felt like I was at an all-ages show back when I was a teenager, but I was in a room loaded with twenty and thirty-somethings.
They played a lot of music from an upcoming e.p and record. The new material has a more straight-ahead feel with less emphasis on the synthy sounds that made up the debut, though there was quite a lot of sampling.. The band started as a duo, and slowly morphed into a quartet, and the new songs reflect that change. Also, they seem to really harness Martin's voice more. All in all, a great night for a great cause.