I don’t know where you were last night but if you weren’t one of the few of us at the Teen Daze show then you missed out.
These boys from BC dropped by Clark Hall Pub last night along with Camp Counsellors to mark the start of a mini Ontario- Quebec tour. Shows in Kingston tend to be hit or miss; it’s the night of the week, rather than the band, that makes all the difference when bringing out a crowd. The Tuesday back after Thanksgiving weekend is a quiet night as many students were locked in the library preparing for midterms and the few of us who made it out last night were in a lethargic post turkey daze. But these conceivably negative factors did not blunder the experience. Teen Daze took full advantage of the intimate setting and our lazy, dreamy state making it work for their performance instead of against it.
They focused on their latest album Glacier which is more of an experience than just a record. It’s ambient. The intricate combination of sounds with very few lyrics creates something rooted in the present. A Teen Daze show is not something that can be relived through a cell phone screen. Especially after an unfortunate incident involving a laptop lead to a very special on the fly version of “Alaska”. Talk about serendipity.
I left feeling as though I was invited to sit in on a private rehearsal. The special intimacy of the venue and Teen Daze’s humble demeanour allowed us to connect to the music and get to know the men behind it. Their passion for their work really shone through.
The concert Gods have been smiling down on Kingston this fall and the shows just keep getting better and better.