The Desaparecidos are currently on tour with the remaining dates focusing on the west coast where they will eventually playing FYF Fest. If you aren’t familiar with the band, this is yet another project of Conor Oberst’s, who is most notably known for Bright Eyes. However, consider this band an antithesis of that– it’s far less confessional and more focused on creating energy reminiscent of post-hardcore sounds. The band began their tour in Minneapolis, where someone managed to tape a decent video of the band covering “Spanish Bombs” by The Clash for their first encore song.
Perhaps it was where the cameraperson was situated, but there was very little enthusiasm to be discerned from the crowd when the band began to play this song. Aside from the tepid crowd response though, the Desaparecidos played the song with great energy, keeping true to the duet vocals and Spanish lyrics aspect of the original. Overall it sounded like something young punks would play in a garage.
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