Friday, November 4, 2011

David Wax Museum "Yes Maria Yes"

When bands are in a live setting, they'll often back-load the set, putting the stronger and more complex songs later in the show.

Part of the reason for doing this, is that while you want to hit the stage with something strong, it usually takes 2 or 3 (or more) songs for the sound engineer to perfect the mix, so that the band is firing on all cylinders. You'll see the players gesturing for more monitor, or less bass, or whatever, as the band develops a feel for that night's stage.

I'm always excited to hear that moment when the band has found the sweet spot and plays with a higher level of confidence.

I saw The David Wax Museum last night at The Narrows, and I was a little surprised that when they launched into "Yes Maria Yes" so early in the show. It's such a strong, fun song that wouldn't be out of place as a show closer, but here it was early in the set.

And, as a testament to both the band's skill, the Narrows sound engineer (Patrick!) and the room, it was one of the best sounding songs of the night. You could just hear that they had found their stride, and that they were going to gallop forth and slay this audience.

Hear the song on Youtube.

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