Holy Fuck, Nice Nice @ The Troubadour 6/10/10

Holy Fuck try to recreate their album’s sounds when they play, without the use of samples or laptops. It’s always made them entertaining live — it’s especially fun watching them work that film synchronizer to add in scratched and squiggles. According to photographer Andrew Youssef, the Toronto band used something a bit more conventional — rows of strobe lights — to add some visual interest to their set on Thursday night at the Troubadour. They played a lot of tunes from their latest, Latin, and Holy Fuck’s Brian Borcherdt even switched to guitar for one song. It’s a rare move for them, but not for Borcherdt — his solo albums are nearly all minimal guitar and voice compositions. Portland’s Nice Nice opened the show.