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Fresh off a three-star review Rolling Stone review of its new EP, Appaloosa, Brooklyn-based retro-rock outfit HYMNS stopped by to participate in our ongoing DC9 in SPACE series last Wednesday night, offering up toned-down versions of the new EP's songs while also sharing a few tales of lost instruments and drinking games gone bad.
It was the first stop on part of the band's 10-day visit to the region, which has become something of a second home to the quartet, thanks to a slew of area ties. Among those local connections: the band's label, Blackland Records, which is based out of Greenville and run by former Radish drummer John David Kent; the band's new-ish drummer, Kent's younger brother Tony, who also calls Greenville home; the band's guitarist, Jason Roberts, who, though not native of the region, spent a couple years backing Greenville's Ben Kweller on the road; and brand-new bass player Joey McClellan, a Dallas native most recognizable in the local scene as the frontman of the formerly Dallas-based rock act The Fieros. Really, the only one without a direct tie to the area is frontman Brian Harding. As such, the taping had something of a homecoming feel to it, with friends and new fans stopping on in to watch the band perform. Check out the results in the above clip.
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And, as always, feel free to stop on by SPACE Studio (2814 Main St.) at 6:30 this evening for yet another free performance taping, this one featuring Abilene's The Rocketboys, another act with more than a few Dallas ties. Later in the night, the band will perform a CD release show celebrating its new album, 20,000 Ghosts, at Trees. For the taping, though, the band has promised alternative versions of old tracks, as well as a few new songs it won't perform at this evening's full-on performance. So, basically: It should all add up to yet another good time. See you there.