Night Terrors of 1927 Tomorrow Night at Mercury Lounge

April 7th, 2015

Former Rilo Kiley guitarist Blake Sennett and former Honorary Title frontman Jarrod Gorbel met through mutual friends in 2010, but they didn’t begin making music together until after Gorbel left Brooklyn for Los Angeles two years later. Initially they were writing songs just to do something different than either of them had previously done—neither intended for it to become a new band. “I wanted to create something with someone, not just on my own like I always had. When I moved to L.A., I called Blake and was like, ‘Hey, can we just get together and write a song. I don’t know for what or why.’ And that was that,” said Gorbel. But they were so happy with their new material that they launched the electronic-tinged rock duo Night Terrors of 1927. Their debut EP, Guilty Pleas (stream it below), came out in 2013. Spin praised it as an “anthemic debut,” further mentioning its “open-hearted, high-drama glory.” And earlier this year, Night Terrors of 1927 (above, doing “Running in Place”) released their debut full-length, Everything’s Coming Up Roses (stream it below). According to AllMusic, “Sennett and Gorbel have bridged their seasoned musical pasts into a sweet pop music present.” See them play the late show tomorrow night at Mercury Lounge. Minneapolis three-piece Strange Names open.