With The Dillinger Escape Plan winding down in the next year or so, it’s members appear to be making their own exit plans. Guitarist Benjamin Weinman will have more time to devote to Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, and Greg Puciato will be able to concentrate on The Black Queen. The mostly electronic trio is a far cry from Dillinger, owing more to downtempo trip-like Massive Attack and ’80s synth-pop like Depeche Mode. The band made their to a mostly-full Gramercy Theater this past Friday, December 9th. Along with Puciato, the band consists of Joshua Eustis, of Telefon Tel Aviv and former Dillinger tech Steven Alexander. The band played through their debut album, Fever Daydream, in order, with no encore, and sounded as captivating live as it does on album. The band kept quiet in between songs, mostly focusing on bringing their debut album to live. Eustis opened for himself, with Telefon Tel Aviv playing as a solo act, as Eustis is the only remaining member of the act. Photographer Melinda Oswandel captured the show for us.
Telefon Tel Aviv
The Black Queen