Fugitive Souls’ intensity vibrates The Highline April 12, 2011
Mark Allen - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Erik Nyquist - Lead Guitar
Nick Picozzi - Bass Guitar
David Bunch - Drums
It may have been raining cats and dogs in New York City Tuesday Night, but that didn’t put a damper on Brooklyn-based alternative band Fugitive Souls’ show at the Highline Ballroom Tuesday night. Mark Allen’s eruptive vocals oozed exciting tension. With song titles such as “Hang On”, “Broken”, and “A Secret Weighs a Ton”, how could anyone expect otherwise?
No strangers to the Highline, Fugitive Souls have also been known to play such venues as The Gramercy Theater, Mercury Lounge, and The Studio at Webster Hall.
Golden Dagger - Newer Song (only included on "Live in Libya")
Get Out - Strangers
Wasted - Strangers
Perfect Circles - No Sign of Headlights
Pinocchio - Strangers
Hang On - Strangers
Broken - No Sign of Headlights
A Secret Weighs a Ton – Strangers
According to Mark, "Live in Libya" is a kind of a joke live album where we recorded all our songs in one shot - it hasn't been mixed yet.” Mark, you may have approached it as a joke, but it sure doesn’t sound like one! For an album that hasn’t been “mixed” yet, the sound quality is quite crisp, and of course the band shows off their explosive musical passion yet again. If one is familiar with their live performance, one can almost envision what must have taken place on stage, as it had also unfolded at the Highline.
Fugitive Souls Recorded the VH1 BreaknThrough showcase on August 4th 2010 at the RedBull Space in Soho. They played 'Perfect Circles' and 'When Doves Cry' (Prince cover).
"Strangers" and "No Sign of Headlights" are their official EP's.
Curious about the band’s name, I asked Mark, “Why Fugitive Souls?” He responded that “Fugitive Souls” was the name of a song he had been working on in 2008 when his former band broke up. He found the song too dark and depressing and abandoned it, but loved the name and called his (current) band formed in 2009 “Fugitive Souls” instead.
When asked about his thoughts about the evening, Mark replied, “We really enjoyed playing Highline Ballroom last night. Usually we drink a lot of booze and beer at our shows, but there wasn't all that much beer on hand backstage so we hit the stage fairly sober. So as it turns out we actually remember the show quite well and the great vibes from the crowd were all we needed to bring out our best stuff on stage. The Highline is a pro venue that takes pride in making the show sound great and look great, so you can't go wrong. Plus, the GNYC promoters and the other bands (Autodrone, The Vitals) were super friendly and cool. We got a chance to play some of our older material, as well as a few of the newer tracks off of "No Sign of Headlights".
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