played at the Bandshell. They were worth the wait and I counted the moments until I was able to see them again - at this summer's Toronto Riot Fest on Day 2.
great set. I love the fact that they reached all the way from their début to their latest release in a short festival set. If I could have wished for one thing, it would have been for Neko Case to appear with TNP at Riot Fest. And I still don't really know why it bothers me so much that Dan Bejar only graces the stage with his presence for his own songs, but it just does. Get in or get out, I say.
They opened the show with the title track from their latest release, Brill Bruisers. This version of "Brill Bruisers" from Letterman gave me shivers. What a full and powerful sound this band creates.
"Dancehall Domine" is another power pop gem from Brill Bruisers. I love the saturated sound that TNP have cultivated for this album. Those drums are literally bursting from the speakers.
"Moves" from 2010's Together
"The Laws Havc Changed" from 2003's Electric Version
"Mass Romantic" from the 2000 album of the same name