A conspiracy exists, my friends: the culprits who named the venues that Belong are playing are evil. Belong, a duo of electronic drone transfusers, is heading out on tour in support of their new, as-yet unnamed EP, the follow-up to last year's October Language. That's all well and good, but before you go out to see one of their shows, I will expose the evils of the venue names. This darkness will be explained via a dialogue between a mother and her child.
Let's zoom in on Cambridge, MA. Billy and his girlfriend Suzie are about to tell Billy's mother the evening's agenda. The old, sweet lady speaks first.
"Hi, honey. Whatcha doin' tonight?"
"Well, Mamma, Suzie and I were going to catch a show at the Middle East."
"Middle East? Did you say Middle East? I don't want you goin' there."
"Yeah, Mom. Okay just lay off it, we're seeing Belong and The Album Leaf."
"Oh is that them Taliban codenames? I always knew you weren't American enough for this family!"
"I hate you mother! Come on Suzie, let's blow this hellhole and mellow out to some amazing glitchy electonic music!"
All dates with The Album Leaf: