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Young Statues Album Release @ Kung Fu Necktie with Mohican and Dryjacket.

October 31, 2014

youngstatues-6281Text and images by Mina Lee.

Last weekend, local neighborhood indie rockers Young Statues celebrated the release of their new album The Flatlands are Your Friend with an intimate show at Kung Fu Necktie.

Opening band Mohican filled the venue with loud instrumental rock as the night’s audience shuffled in to nod their heads with the beat. Indie rockers Dryjacket followed with surprisingly well-executed ease. The band has only been together since February.

Headliners Young Statues took the stage to much applause and excitement. One member of the audience murmured to her group of friends, “I love these guys. I’m so stoked.”

Opening their set with “Natives” off the newly released album, Young Statues created a seamless body of synchronized energy out of a ragtag audience composed of friends, family members and die hard fans. The small venue’s stage space was utilized to its fullest extent, with immense stage presence exuding from every member of the band. An intimate setting was appropriate, as lead vocalist Carmen Cirignano could interact with the crowd.

“Someone brought me water. I don’t know what that means. I’d prefer an alcoholic beverage.” Cirignano said jokingly in between songs. “Oh, it was my mom? Well, that makes sense.”

The set was comprised of a majority from the new album, The Flatlands are Your Friend, but also included popular hits from their older albums such as “Spacism” and “Half Light.”

Nearing the end of their night, Young Statues invited the audience to stay a bit to have drinks with the band, showing no lack of clear humility or humor. ​

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