Abbie Barrett And The Last Date – “That Shame” (2015)

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Abbie Barrett And The Last Date
“That Shame”

The latest single from Abbie Barrett And The Last Date is a dark and driving dynamo. “That Shame” is a layered with wailing guitars, haunting backing vocals and a locked-in rhythm section. All of this is in support of Abbie’s soulful, scathing, perfectly delivered lead vocal. Damn. This is fantastic.

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Abbie Barrett And The Last Date @ The Rosebud Bar 7.9.2011

Abbie Barrett came out with dark grey clouds hanging over her set. She was up to some serious business. This was quite a shock to me, as my only previous knowledge of Abbie’s work was the song she wrote and recorded (oh, and performed on this very night) with Brendan Boogie that includes a reference to clubbing baby seals. I wasn’t exactly ready for the brooding songstress that came out with her band, The Last Date.

All storms eventually pass, and such was the case at The Rosebud. Midway through her set, Abbie and her band ventured into some more lighthearted material. The transition made me appreciate both the cloud and its silver lining.