It’s not every day that a band returns from the ashes. The Faint, although never gone seemed distant for years. Whether it was attributed to a mediocre album titled ‘Doom Abuse‘ or their lack of touring on an international scale, the boys from Omaha, Nebraska seemed quiet and distant. That all changed with a new album and two sold-out dates at the Roxy Theatre this past Tuesday and Wednesday. Thankfully Get Some Magazine was able to witness the electric boys Wednesday where they reignited their set, music, and fanship.
The night began with the electronic duo Closeness. Hailing from the same city as The Faint, the group took the stage with an energetic demeanor.
On stage, the members elected to face each other, their instruments back-to-back, which amplified their group’s name. With songs such as “End of the Maze” and “Early Black” off the band’s album ‘Personality Theory‘, there was no shortage of fresh, tasteful music.
The duo closed with their most popular track “More Romantic”, which generated thunderous applause at the end by onlookers. It’ll be fun to see where these two end up in a year or so. Our prediction: things will be mighty, mighty good.
Around 9 PM, an onslaught of young men arrived on the stage and welcomed themselves as Choir Boy. Hailing out of Salt Lake City, Choir Boy is a group of gents that believe in the finer sounds in life. Lead vocalist, pianist, and synth master Adam Klopp gave everyone in the audience a quick awakening as to his vocal range and ability to harness attention.
With tone similar to that of Morrisey, Klopp infused his silky smooth throughout the venue. Morrisey without the bullshit. Klopp, someday we’ll be using your last name only too.
10 PM came and with that, the velvet curtain at the Roxy rose. A massive surge of lights ignited the background welcoming the headliner the Faint to the stage. Lead singer Todd Fink casually walked to his microphone with an oversize black hat accompanied by a wardrobe of darkness.
The band began with a single of their latest album ‘Egowerk‘ titled “Quench the Flame”. Although many fans in attendance were eager to hear the group’s old school numbers, this latest song easily stirred and aroused the crowd without issue.
As time progressed, the heat inside the Roxy rose to temperatures that rivaled hell. Still, the dancing, singing, and all around atmosphere were fantastic. The band went on to play tracks such as “Chameleon Nights”, “Young and Realistic”, and “Paranoiattack”.
The band played 16 tracks before going offstage. It wasn’t long until the audience generated enough applause to bring back the boys from Omaha for another few eclectic songs from their discography. “Child Asleep”, “Agenda Suicide”, and “Glass Danse”.