photos by Amanda Hatfield

Alcoholic Faith Mission
Alcoholic Faith Mission

"...focus has always been an issue for Alcoholic Faith Mission, even when it comes to their name. The story goes that an inebriated Jensen and Solund were wandering the streets of their adopted New York home when they happened upon a neon cross emblazoned with 'Apostolic Faith Mission', words they drunkenly misread as Alcoholic Faith Mission and appropriated for their band - even if Dyslexic Faith Mission might have been more accurate. As a backstory it has many of the Bukowskiesque themes of the band's lyrics, but Let This Be The Last Night We Care actually sounds more like they were wandering pissed around Montreal and fell over a copy of Arcade Fire's Neon Bible rather than a neon crucifix. For Alcoholic Faith Mission's third album has much more in common with their Canadian counterparts like Broken Social Scene - and most obviously Arcade Fire - than it does with any band they've share a Brooklyn zip code with. That's not just because they've increased their membership - with fellow Scandinavians Kristine Permild, Laurids Smedegaard and Gustav Rasmussen now joining Jensen and Solund full time - but also because the expansion in personnel has been matched by an encompassing expansion in scope...." [Drowned in Sound]

Denmark's Alcoholic Faith Mission was Amanda's highlight of the day on Tuesday, 10/19, CMJ Day 1. She caught them along with Freedom or Death, Kidstreet, Emmanuel and the Fear, Motel Motel, Young Mammals and Saadi at the Paper Garden Records day party at the Living Room.

Right before NYC, Alcoholic Faith Mission played Iceland Airwaves. Their next show is tonight (10/21) at Millcreek Tavern in Philly, and then back to NYC for one more CMJ show Saturday night (10/23) at Fat Baby.

More pictures from Living Room below...

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Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Alcoholic Faith Mission

Motel Motel

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Emanuel & The Fear

Motel Motel

Freedom or Death

Freedom or Death

Freedom or Death

Freedom or Death

Freedom or Death

Freedom or Death

Freedom or Death

Freedom or Death

Freedom or Death

Freedom or Death

Freedom or Death

Motel Motel

SAADI

SAADI

SAADI

SAADI

SAADI

SAADI

SAADI

SAADI

Motel Motel

Kid Street

Kid Street

Kid Street

Kid Street

Kid Street

Kid Street

Kid Street

Kid Street

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel

Motel Motel