[Photos by Aaron Richter]
The Artist: Lewis & Clarke
Their Latest Release: Light Time 12″ EP (limited to 500 copies; due out May 12 through La SociÃ©tÃ© ExpÃ©ditionnaire)
The Show: Bat For Lashes @ Bowery Ballroom, 4.30.09
Do We Regret Skipping Happy Hour and Showing Up Early? Not quite. While this Lou Regal-led collective won’t win any awards for edge-of-your-seat excitement, their subtle dock-of-the-bay jams–most songs hinge on nothing but Regal’s gently-plucked guitar and deftly-delivered ruminations on life and death–were a fitting precursor to Natasha Khan and company. No wonder why this is the second time the two artists have toured together.
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