Denver's Hi-Fi Gentry EP Release Show for "Film Noir" Was Awesome

Denver's Hi-Fi Gentry.

Denver's Hi-Fi Gentry.

Last weekend, Denver’s five-piece indie band Hi-Fi Gentry dropped their EP Film Noir. They threw a massive release party at Lost Lake Lounge to celebrate, complete with Denver’s Griffin and VWLS (pronounced Vowels), and Boulder’s Whiskey Autumn.

Max Rutherford of Hi-Fi Gentry.

Max Rutherford of Hi-Fi Gentry.

Initially formed in 2013, Hi-Fi Gentry has switched up their lineup a few times since inception, and currently consists of Andrew Kobil (guitar/lead vocals), Max Rutherford (lead guitar/vocals), David Beuerman (bass/vocals), Mark McKenna (keys/vocals), and Derek Slate (drums). Together, the group played a tight set; Kobil and Rutherford occasionally switched off vocals and both played rocked it out on guitar. Beuerman and Slate help down a thumpin’ rhythm section, creating the natural builds within many of the group’s tracks. And McKenna sprinkled in the sweetness on keys; his animated playing was super entertaining.

Andrew Kobil.

Andrew Kobil.

The guys packed the room for a high-energy set, and their excitement for the new release was palpable. Most of the audience was dancing, especially on my personal favorite, “Maria”. One fan was even plastered in Hi-Fi Gentry stickers belting out the words in the front row with the band. Needless to say, HFG brought the party and it was a righteous, rockin’ time.

David Beuerman and Max Rutherford.

David Beuerman and Max Rutherford.

The group played their new EP in its entirety, and actually gave free copies to everyone who came through the door. Check out one of their tracks below, and keep an eye on this awesome Denver act by peeping their Facebook. See them live with Whiskey Autumn and The Jekylls at The Deerpile May 6th.

Mark McKenna of Hi-Fi Gentry.

Mark McKenna of Hi-Fi Gentry.

Listen to Hi-Fi Gentry’s “Maria”:

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