Peter Bjorn & John played Santos & Rock Shop (pics & video)
Perky Swedish trio Peter, Bjorn & John played the cozy Rock Shop on 1/28, one of two surprise shows scheduled for the band last week (the other being downstairs at Santos Party House the night before). It was a live preview of the band's new great LP Gimme Some, set to blast on 3/29. Like the stripped-down nature of the record, the band were a real power trio at Rock Shop -- no keyboards, drum machines, samples, headphones or whistling. Just guitar (Peter), bass (Bjorn) and drums (John). And also dozens of giant three thumbed foam hands -- Gimme Some's cover art -- which were hurled into the audience. No "Young Folks," but they did play "Objects of My Affection" from Writer's Block and a jangly, spirited reworking of Twisted Sister's "We're Not Gonna Take It".
If you aren't familiar with some of the new PB&J material, the band recently dropped off the cowbell-fuelled "Second Chance" at iTunes and dropped off a new video for "Breaker, Breaker" (below). Check out some video of new songs and old from Rock Shop, as well as some pictures from the show below...
Peter Bjorn and John - May Seem Macabre (Live at The Rock Shop 1/28/11)
Peter Bjorn and John - Objects of my Affection (Live at The Rock Shop 1/28/11)
Peter Bjorn and John "Eyes" LIVE at the Rock Shop Brooklyn 1/28/11
Peter Bjorn and John "Breaker Breaker" LIVE at the Rock Shop Brooklyn 1/28/11
Peter Bjorn and John - Dig A Little Deeper (Live at The Rock Shop 1/28/11)
Peter Bjorn and John - We're Not Gonna Take it (Twisted Sister Cover)
Peter Bjorn and John "Breaker Breaker"