Upon the release of our debut EP “Dark Again” on June 1st, The Phets have entered a fresh bout of confidence and excitement for what is to come. The release show at Deathproof Coffee was a beautiful experience for all three of us. We couldn’t have asked for better energy that night. The warmth, love, and movement radiating off of the crowd captivated us, and accelerated our show to a new level of performance quality. We played our longest set to date, 16 songs all intertwined by musical and poetic transitions that capped it off at approximately 1 hour and 37 minutes of glowing sonic energy hastily emitted from three sweaty teenagers eager to blow some minds.
I am lucky, I have the ability to relive that night time and time again due to the fact that the show in its entirety was captured through the stage mics, giving me a lot of time to reflect on every note that was explosively produced. Better yet, It is currently being mixed and mastered by our friend Caleb, the sound guy at the notorious Deathproof. Listening to the set has really amped up my relationship with our song library, effectively stoking the fire of understanding and symbolic wonderment. After listening to the show 6-7 times, I have been able to meticulously pick out what went well and what didn’t from a musical perspective which has been a euphoric experience in itself.
For those of you who were at Deathproof the night of the release, I want to express the first thought that raced through my mind the second I played the last downbeat of Amenable. As I walked off stage the only thought my mind could produce was “Fuck, what’s next?”. That’s a phrase that really encapsulates what our jams have been like the past 21 days. June 1st was just the beginning, my friends. I can’t wait to see all of your glowing faces at the next one.
I’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to my father, Douglas, for everything he has done for us. Having a place where we can all live and simultaneously jam is one of the great virtues in my life. We have a plethora of big shows coming up this Summer, and I thank you all for being a part of our wonderful journey.
- Cameron B. Elgart