Fresh off the release of a solid new album, psych-folk group Megafaun
kicked off their tour with a two night stint at New York's Mercury Lounge. Opener Doug Paisley (think Springsteen-y but with a twang) hurried through his set of acoustic ballads saying he was just to excited to see the Appalachian boys take the stage. Then, it was time. Megafaun, along with a new bassist, treated listeners to the audial desserts of their sweet harmonies, never missing a beat or straying off key.
"I'll sing you a song that will melt your heart," Megafaun guitarist Brad Cook told a rapt audience. And that is exactly what he did, as he was joined by his brother Phil and drummer Joe Wusterland as all three delivered sweet serenades, ever so lightly tugging at our heart strings. After some slow, lighter-friendly songs and an interesting, albeit slurred and absurd, version of "Wild Thing" by Wusterland, it was back to busting out barn burners that kept the crowd swaying ever so slightly until the band said goodnight, leaving everyone wanting just a little more.
Megafaun is coming to a city near you:
09/27 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern
09/28 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas
09/29 - Madison, WI @ High Noon
09/30 - Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
10/01 - Omaha, NE @ Waiting Room
10/04 - Seattle, WA @ Tractor
10/05 - Vancouver, BC @ Electric Owl
10/06 - Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
10/07 - San Francisco, CA @ Cafe DuNord
10/08 - Los Angeles, CA @ Satellite
10/09 - Santa Monica, CA @ McCabes
10/10 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah