After missing them time and time again, I finally had the chance to see The Temper Trap at the Hollywood Palladium here in LA a few weeks back, and it was well worth the wait. I wasn’t sure what to expect in terms of the audience but in retrospect, it made sense — there were a LOT of couples clearly on date night, your casually dressed music lovers, and a fair number of bros in throwback jerseys. Dougy Mandagi really showed his vocal range on “Rabbit Hole” and “Soldier On,” and the sheer power of his voice in a live atmosphere was impressive. “Resurrection” and “Science of Fear” were clear highlights, and the band wrapped things up with crowd favorite “Sweet Disposition” to close out on a high note.
STREAM: The Temper Trap – “Trembling Hands”