Mourn and Chastity played Great Scott – 8/11

Barcelona’s Mourn and Ontario’s Chastity wrapped up their North American tour with support from locals Pet Fox at Allston’s Great Scott on Saturday night. 

The assembled weekend revelers were in for a pleasingly diverse bill on this evening, despite its guitar-centricity. Newish Boston trio Pet Fox (who I also caught with Two Inch Astronaut recently) opened with a brief set of their sweetly earnest indie rock, before Chastity’s omnivorous punk-gaze drew a rather loud contrast. The Canadian group might strike one as dour – their debut LP is called Death Lust after all – but there was a certain levity to the way they conducted the proceedings, even if they sounded deafening and played in the dark. With bandleader Brandon Williams engaging in true frontman mode and cavorting across Great Scott’s tiny stage, the mood felt more triumphant than depressive. Spanish quartet Mourn (who share a label with Chastity in Brooklyn’s Captured Tracks) turned the tables once more, emphasizing the playful side of their garage-y post-punk in a spirited, celebratory end-of-tour set that adorned the stage with sunflowers and invited Williams and the tour’s manager out for accompaniment before its conclusion.

Check out a full set of photos from the evening below.