Last night, the Changes and Office shared a bill at the Darkroom in Chicago. Office was, as always, wonderful. One thing I did notice that they weren't wearing their signature suits. When I mentioned this to drummer Erica Corniel, she quickly replied that it was "casual Friday!"
The Changes came on right around 11 pm and it was immediately obvious that there was something different and more serious about their playing. They were tighter and more polished than I've ever heard them, putting a new spin on some older tunes and introduced a couple of new songs from their forthcoming CD. After the show, I heard some serious music snobs commenting that they're never heard the band sound so good. It's a good sign that late 2006 could belong to this band.
Speaking of the new CD, I just got a voicemail from lead singer Darren Spitzer that the CD has gone through its final mastering and he's ready to play it for me.
So, I wish I had more to report but until I hear the music -- which I hope to post MP3s here -- just know that the boys are ready to blast off and are truly geeked about finally releasing their first full-length CD.
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