Manchester Orchestra is currently on tour to support their fourth studio album, Cope, which is described by lead singer Andy Hull as being ‘brutal’, ‘pounding’, and ‘unapologetically heavy’. That was a fair summation of their April 22nd show at Emo’s, which started strong and wrapped up perfectly.
Manchester Orchestra’s April 22nd show included the following songs (albums in italics):
I’ve added videos of some of the songs for those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the band.
Shake It Out – Mean Everything to Nothing
Pensacola – Simple Math
Pale Black Eye – Simple Math
I Can Barely Breathe (End of the World) – I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child
Pride – Mean Everything to Nothing
The Ocean – Cope
100 Dollars – Mean Everything to Nothing
Mansion – Cope
I’ve Got Friends – Mean Everything to Nothing
Colly Strings – I’m Like a Virgin Losing a Child
Cope – Cope
Everything to Nothing – Mean Everything to Nothing
The River – Mean Everything to Nothing
Turn out the Lights – Willie Nelson cover (it’s not on any album, but I did find this …)
Top Notch – Cope
Every Stone – Cope
Simple Math – Simple Math
Manchester Orchestra photos from the Emo’s show (click one to start slideshow):
If Manchester Orchestra hasn’t played your city yet, and if you enjoy listening to hard-driving rock that features intelligent and memorable lyrics, then you owe it to yourself to make it to a show.