Last night Tash and I headed to The Empress Hotel to see The Good China play in support of their recently released EP Old Maps/New Roads. We had tickets to go to their EP launch in September, but were bad fans and went to see The Basics that night instead (sorry).
While we were eating dinner we could hear the opening band Oh, Deanna. After they finished we headed into the band room to watch Institut Polaire. They had a fairly mellow set mixed with old and new songs. It was good to hear "City Walls and Empires" which is such a great song. The Good China then took to the stage and played all the songs on their EP as well as a few new ones. My favorites for the evening were "If Pain Persists," "We Found 3 Whistles," and "All Nothing" (complete with hand claps). We even got a cover of The Cure's "Close To Me." It was good to see the Chinas again as they are always a fun and entertaining live band.