The handsome homegrown foursome -- with Ashley Reda on guitar and singing, bassist Adam Guagliardo on bass, guitarist Chris Ament, and drummer Juan Herandez -- crafted their new release to a very high standard. They turned out a record that you can't help but turn up to full volume and sing along to, because each and every song is epic with ironically poetic lyrics.
Fittingly, given that the GDH toured with them this summer, the ...Ruined My Life party kicked off with a Black Locust Society swarm of Gaps, Jabrjaw, and Protoman, whose spitfire rhymes had the entire venue going bananas. Rebel and Civilian followed suit, giving stellar performances before Bleubird took to the stage. Slowly but surely, the crowd grew frantic in anticipation of GDH's set which flawlessly covered old tracks and the majority of their newest album's six songs -- a personal favorite being "Summer's Over Brah" -- and a cover of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros' "40 Day Dream." They closed out with their hit with corresponding music video, "Dirty Little Pet Names."
GDH put together a ridiculously familiar yet fresh lineup of acts. From the moment the doors of the downtown music venue opened the sounds rivaled the womp-womp-womp of the AP Tour next door at Revolution.