It’s no secret that Sirsy is my favorite indie band. I’ve been following them for about three-and-a-half years now, and their latest album, Coming Into Frame (my review), is the first album of new material that they’ve released since I first saw them in 2009.
I’m excited for the band because since their album came out in March, they’ve been on the road, traveling further than ever before, and gathering huger cadres of new fans. It’s nice to see them getting more exposure and recognition for the years of hard work they’ve put into their craft, which extends well before my own familiarity with the band.
The unfortunate part, for me, is that I don’t get to see them as much as I used to. The past couple weeks have been nice, since they played two shows within (a reasonable) driving distance of where I live.
Not having seen the band since the release of their new album, I realized during last week’s show at Higie’s Iron Horse Saloon, that there were several songs I had not yet heard them play live. Also, I realized that it has been some time since I’ve taken any live videos of the band. Fortunately, I have since corrected both of those deficiencies.
So, I present below four videos of songs from last night’s show at The Lakehouse Pub in Skaneateles, NY. The first is off their previous album, Revolution, but the others are all from Coming Into Frame. Some of them seem like they’re from prior albums because they’ve been playing them live so long. “Picture,” which contains the album’s eponymous lyric, they’ve only been playing live since the album was released.
The sound isn’t the best quality, but don’t blame the band. I recorded these on my little pocket camera, and while the Lakehouse is a great little pub, there are some acoustic dead spots. Standing about a foot from one of Mel’s cymbals probably didn’t help….
Anyway, now that I’ve really sold the videos, please do enjoy them. And hey, subscribe to my YouTube channel, if you’re so inclined to subscribe to things like YouTube channels.