When the hip-hop duo straight out of Boston, named Aer bounded unto the stage at Irving Plaza in New York City, from the vantage point of the press pit one thing became clear very quickly. The same camera setting on your standard DSLR camera, was not going to adequately capture both of them.
When Carter Schultz performs on stage, he does so with his whole being. He bounces from one end of the stage to the other, gyrating, arms flaying and flapping, legs kicking and all at the same time. With energy levels through the roof, only a high speed setting can capture these dynamic moments. David von Mering is a bit more serene. Yes, he equally leaps from one end of the stage to the next, as well as climbing on speakers and balconies, but his leg and arm motions are more predictable. You’ve more flexibility here, automatic will do fine.
Aer (pronounced just like “air”) began their march to screaming teenage girls lining the stage in earnest, back in 2012 when they released their debut full-length LP, “The Bright Side,” which reached No. 1 on the iTunes album charts.Their sound can be described as old school rap meets indie rock.
Aer is currently on their Word of Mouth Tour, which began with a sold out stop in Boston, followed by two nights at New York’s Irving Plaza.
Aer has a really young fan-base (like freshman year of high school young), and economically speaking this is a great place to be. Because as long as Aer makes good music they’ll probably stay loyal for a long time to come. One of them, Maribel from Brazil had this message for Aer: “I love them! They should keep making good music… and oh yeah, come to Brazil!!”