23 July 2010:
It was a busy day. I was shooting The Ataris that evening, and they had asked me to consider shooting Gasoline Heart while I was there. On a quick listen to GH beforehand, I thought it was good, so I agreed. I’m so incredibly glad I did. I ended up making three of my favorite recordings ever, and meeting one of my new favorite artists. Easily one of the best bands I’ve discovered in the past year, I just can’t get enough of Louis DeFabrizio’s voice, lyrics, and songwriting. As a huge Foo Fighters fan, I found comfort in Louis’ vocals (though he says he’s more keen of Eddie Vedder), and his writing weaves heartfelt lovelorn stories of joy, pain, love, and loss. Regardless of the subject or setting, Louis proves he can hold his own – which he did – not only in the performances seen here, but in his mostly solo set on stage. I think I even remember a Springsteen cover in there somewhere that was utterly amazing.
Also, a special thanks to Louis for enlightening us to the comedic genius of the HBO series East Bound and Down. As he flawlessly performed the opening monologue from the show to hundreds of clueless concertgoers, a few of us in the know could simply not stop laughing. I’ve never seen someone pull off a performance with such reckless disregard for whether or not the audience understood what was going on. And I loved it, it was perfect. Never change.
I’d love to see the whole band one day, and I hope to god Louis DeFabrizio keeps making music, because I for one will be enjoying his music for a long time to come. Enjoy these three songs from Louis DeFabrizio of Gasoline Heart. Photos from that night’s show can be found below.
“Never Been Better” from Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be
“Armadillo” from Nostalgia Ain’t What It Used To Be
Photos from that night’s show:
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