I’ve been surfing around Daytrotter’s Live Sessions again today when I stumbled upon a gem. Netherfriends just put out their second Daytrotter recording today and I had to give it a good listening too. Netherfriends are a fantastic indie rock band out of the great city of Chicago. The group has three EPs out and one full album entitled Barry and Sherry.
What I found to be particularly striking about Netherfriends’ Daytrotter Session was that it almost didn’t sound like a live recording. The session sounded so good it sounded like a studio produced album, which is really remarkable. There are a lot of bands out there that sound completely different live compared to their album. For example, one of my favorite bands, Tokyo Police Club, sound fantastic on their albums, but if you go see them live be prepared for a very different sound. They sound rough and their voices do not carry as well. Its actually sorta hard to sing along with their band. Netherfriends’ sound absolutely epic by comparison. Their songs are fantastically complicated, with many different layers of vocals and I absolutely love stringed instruments in a indie rock band.
Netherfriends’ sound works for me and I suspect they would be really cool band to go see live. I can imagine trying out my best Charlie Brown dance at one of their concerts. Speaking of which, they have two shows coming up in the greater Chicago area. This Sunday 6/5, Netherfriends will be playing a Reckless Records in store and opening for Oberhofer and Young Man at Lincoln Hall.
You can find Netherfriends’ latest Daytrotter Live Session here.
I also have posted a new mix tape for the first week of June. Take a listen here.
The Netherfriends – It’s Too Early
- Dashboard Confessional at Daytrotter (onthecouchblog.com)
- Listen: WHY?’s Daytrotter Session (pitchfork.com)
- Daily Downloads (The Sanctuaries, Waters, and more) (largeheartedboy.com)