I first became aware of The Naked and Famous in 2011 when I discovered their song, “Young Blood.” I very much liked their musical style. “One Temporary Escape” is the band’s live performance filmed in San Francisco on April 21, 2012 and released March 18, 2013.
All of This: The opening song. Incredibly catchy.
Punching in A Dream: The powerful guitar in the opening grabs your attention and refuses to let go. Very much liked.
The Sun: The combination of the slower drums and haunting-sounding vocals give a chilling feel.
Frayed: The switching from the calmer, vocal heavy sections to the stronger, instrumental parts gave a slight mood-whiplash, in a good way.
No Way: Like Frayed, with it switching from softer vocals to powerful instrumentals.
A Wolf in Geek’s Clothing: This song hits you from the start with an aggressive but distorted sound. It sort of reminds me of “March of the Pigs” by Nine Inch Nails (a song I also quite like).
Dadada: Take the distorted sound of “A Wolf in Geek’s Clothing” and combine it with the beat of “All of This” and you’ve got one catchy song.
Young Blood: Still my favorite song by them. The guitar is a bit dialed back compared to the studio version, but it’s just as joyful to listen to.
If you’re not familiar with The Naked and Famous, it’s a good way to get to know their music. The performance is available to download for free from the band’s website.