Baths Show Review


The Firebird

St. Louis, MO

October 22, 2013

bathsIt had been far too long since I had seen a legitimate show, so I was more than a little excited to see Baths at one of my favorite St. Louis venues.  In general, The Firebird usually is kind of like seeing a show in your parents’ basement.  The ceilings are low, the lights are lower, and there are a couple of stray pinball machines.  This glorious basement effect was only heightened for the Baths show because only about 100 people showed up.  I usually prefer a more crowded atmosphere, but each and every person attending was fully invested in what Baths had to offer, which added to the intensity of the Baths experience Will Wiesenfeld brings to the stage.
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Baths Song Review: “No Eyes” (aka: The New “Closer”)

“No Eyes”

Baths, Obsidian, album cover

Baths’ new album Obsidian has a lot to write home about. From the spastic, haunting album opener “Worsening” to the gentle, yet still chilling album closer “Inter”, the album is ripe with fresh new digital chill-wave tracks that seem light and fun on the outside, but are quite deep and dark at their core. The reasons I am choosing to only write about “No Eyes” are two-fold. First: It’s my favorite song on the album. Second: It seems to be an unmistakably homage to another classic favorite of mine, “Closer” by Nine Inch Nails.
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