The soulful, faux-punk stylings of Brooklyn’s Ava Luna filled Baby’s All Right Friday night as the band celebrated the release of their fifth full-length album Infinite House. Opening for the five-piece ensemble was the Atlanta, Georgia based guitar group Warehouse, among the first acts to be signed on Beach Fossils frontman Dustin Payseur’s label Bayonet Records.
Warehouse played tracks from their 2014 LP Tesseract, a collection of tightly arranged, propulsive cuts, self-described as “jaded jazz/jock rock,” that feel highly indebted to groove-heavy post-rock acts of the late 90s. But its the vocal presence of frontwoman Elaine that might signify the remarkable quality of the group’s music. Her voice sounds pained and coarse as hell, but there’s nothing cringe-worthy about it. Even with lines of little lyrical consequence like “Falling apart the way I wanted to,” that gorgeous, grizzly howl offers equal parts physical liberation and spiritual catharsis.
Watch Ava Luna below performing the opening number from Infinite House to close the night’s set.