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LUH made their NYC debut at Mercury Lounge (pics)

photos by Amanda Hatfield

LUH at Mercury Lounge

Ahead of their set at Pitchfork Festival, Amsterdam’s LUH (Lost Under Heaven) played a BrooklynVegan-presented NYC show at Mercury Lounge on Friday (7/15). It was their first show here since releasing their great debut album Spiritual Songs for Lovers to Sing on Mute this past May. The show was a little underwhelming compared to the album. It felt like they needed a larger, tighter band (or at least a bass player) to match how fleshed-out the album sounds. And maybe the dark Mercury Lounge just wasn’t the ideal location for a band with such a lively sound. Still, they haven’t played many shows yet so a little roughness is probably to be expected, and it was still nice to see Ellery James Robert and Eborny Hoorn sing these great songs in person. Ellery is a pretty seasoned performer, having fronted WU LYF at the beginning of this decade, and he looked and sounded great up there. He’s got a voice that really isn’t like many other people, and it sounds as sharp live as it does on record.

LUH play LA this Wednesday (7/20) before heading back to Europe. Pictures of the NYC show, including shots of opener Glass Gang, continue below.

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

Glass Gang at Mercury Lounge

LUH

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

LUH at Mercury Lounge

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