Veronica Falls with The People’s Temple
Pier 17, Manhattan
London four-piece Veronica Falls mixes sweetness and light with dissonance and darkness, injecting a perfectly addictive harmony with something sadder and stranger. Veronica Falls references Beat Happening, Velvet Underground, and Galaxie 500, while mixing in the sinister sides to love songs from the 50s and 60s to make visceral pop music with an edge and a beat.
With hazy nods to both shoegaze and 60s pop/psych interspersed with their own signature sound, The People’s Temple burst through the thickening fog with anthem-like precision and unshakable irresistibly, as each track revs up and blasts off through the stratosphere, sending waves of chills and reverberation in every direction.