Alive and Well

The Legion
Brooklyn, NY

Playing the backroom of this popular Williamsburg spot on a snowy and rather chilly Brooklyn night, vocalist/guitarist Jorge Strofer debuted the new lineup of his Dead Young Friends as a trio for the band's first ever gig in its new hometown. Despite a slight bout of jitters, the band acquitted themselves quite admirably during a strong 40 minute set of Cure/Church-influenced pop tunes which included selections from their debut album Lizards--"We Are Alike" and "Forza" were particular highlights--and both tracks from their new single "Going Away From Me" b/w "Weak".

With a new album coming soon and a string of upcoming local dates already lined up, DYF are on their way to having their presence keenly felt very soon, in hipsterland and beyond.