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Flobots @ DU's May Days

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Flobots’ star is rising — and fast. Photos by Reverb contributor Brian Carney.

You know that VH1 show “Best Week Ever”? (Sure you do, it’s as addictive as it is inane.) Well, Denver hip-hop group Flobots are having one of those weeks. Their album “Fight With Tools” moved up to No. 15 on the Billboard charts this week from No. 183, selling 30,000 copies (a nearly 700 percent increase). It’s impressive considering the band is basically just re-releasing the disc on Universal Republic, but unsurprising given Universal’s marketing muscle, and the fact that the single “Handlebars” has been tearing up the Modern Rock charts.

Reverb contributing photographer Brian Carney caught the band at an hush-hush show at the University of Denver’s May Days music fest on Thursday. Check out his photo essay below.

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Reverb contributor Brian Carney is a Denver-based photographer.

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