Manchester Orchestra made their debut at the 9:30 Club on 11/14 as part of the Pac Tour with special guests The Dear Hunter and White Denim. Led by Andy Hull, the 90-minute set showcased the band’s raw talent in a live atmosphere, playing songs off of their recent album Simple Math.
While many may believe such an emotionally dynamic band could only pull off their power sound in a studio production, Manchester Orchestra‘s drummer Tim Very translates the album’s strength with the additional percussion forces of Chris Freeman. Furthermore, the feuding guitars of Hull and Robert McDowell generate a talented blend of tension and harmony on stage.
The Vinyl District caught up with McDowell before the show to discuss the dynamic of the band and their latest album release. Check out the video interview and some shots from the stage below.
Photos: Amy Willard