Serena-Maneesh/The Depreciation Guild @ The Troubadour, Los Angeles 3/22/10

Serena-Maneesh started their tour proper last night in L.A., after doing five shows for SXSW. Their album, S-M 2: Abyss In B Minor is out Stateside today, and after a five-year wait, it’s good to see (and hear) them back. Photographer Andrew Youssef says Medicine guitarist Brad Laner played with Serena-Maneesh for a few songs, and Serena guitarist Emil Nikolaisen said Medicine was a huge influence on the band (you can definitely hear it). Tour mates the Depreciation Guild and locals Seaspin opened the show for a Very Shoegazey Evening all around.