Lower Dens Rock NYC’s Museum of Modern Art
With three albums under their belt including their latest release, Escape from Evil, Lower Dens aren't new to the game and they were given a chance to perform at one of New York City's landmark museums.
Devoted fans and newbies alike gathered in the Museum of Modern Art's Sculpture Garden on Thursday evening (Aug. 13). Whether they nabbed one of the chairs in the garden or the pillows to secure a spot on the ground, the casual vibe of the evening made things a little less nerve-racking for the Batlimore quartet as it was the first time they ever played a venue like this one. "We don't play at museums every day," frontwoman Jana Hunter told the crowd. "And there's kind of a reverence in the space that I don't know what to do with exactly. But it makes me happy that Walker is playing these sounds out of his guitar and that there are bees in the middle of the garden."
Performing songs for their new EP, their dreamy pop rock sounds seem to meld well with the art pieces in the space. And while the band put in all their energy into their playing, the crowd made it feel like watching an opera as opposed to a rock gig -- something Jana pointed out during the set. Despite the calm atmosphere, Jana put her heart on her sleeve as she sang tunes like their single, "Sucker's Shangri-La." While she was great on the guitar, it was more fun to watch her twist about the stage during songs where all she held was the mic. Check out photos and video from the concert below:
Lower Dens Perform at the MOMA in New York City