When I first heard Jimmy Gnecco was opening for Lana Del Rey on her current tour, I thought it was an odd match. It actually makes perfect sense. The veteran Ours frontman is essentially the prototype LDR video bro come to life: the hair, the ink, the tragic melodrama of his songs.
I saw him open for her date last night in Boston, and it was a good reminder why I was such a fan of the his 2001 Distorted Lullabies album, even if he didn’t play “Sometimes.” WTF dude? He performed acoustic versions of some of his more recent material, including a song he wrote for Lana called “Fall Into My Hands.”
Ours’ most recent release is Ballet the Boxer 1. Check out the video for “Devil” from last year, starring the late David Carradine.