Cold Pumas, British Sea Power, Brakes
I absolutley adore Skeleton, and while this is certainly a very good album, I reckon I'll be back on my diet of upbeat tropical punk in the future. Throwing Shade/Crush/November are undeniably brilliant though.
can't really say a bad thing about the whole weekend from my perspective. Caribou was so blummin' euphoric on the final night... Not forget that for a while.
nailed it this year. they nailed it the previous two years in truth - only thing ruining it was the weather. I actually really like Egyuptian Hip Hop - they remind me of early Late of the Pier.
was annoyed i left a grave with no name early to catch the dum dum girls, whose sound was pretty sketchy on such a large stage. wavves was fun, peter hook was hilarious with his posturing, mazes were very enjoyable and vivian girls were as enjoyable as ever.
The review isn't particularly fantastic, but calling out your staff in public? Seems completely unnecessary.
If only I wasn't so lazy and bought tickets in time for their show at the Luminaire on Saturday. Damn. It.
That whole evening in the Bodega was something special, and Abe Vigoda were flipping epic. But back to Male Bonding, yeah this debut is ace.
But I am pleased this didn't turn into the car crash 99% people predicted. It is perfectly fine. Nothing more, maybe a bit less. Just OK. That is all.
Not a duff note on it. Well done those men. Roll on a UK tour please.
and about the only one which has had my full attention from start to finish. bravo!
The new record isn't bad, but it isn't a patch on their debut. I have enjoyed listening to it so far... but it is yet to grab me in a way their original stuff did.
i just remembered im off to see japandroids.
And watching FlashForward continue to fail epically.
So that is computer games and shoddy overhyped drama. Excellent.
but seriously, this just one big WTF.
Jared being all 'faggot this, faggot that' and then saying nathan would get a shoeing in atlanta? wow.
Unless of course they play Glastonbury which is my only festival next year. Rather see them in a venue though PLEASE.
No no no. You are anything but a pop band - such a pet hate of mine these days. I do enjoy the album, but I can't help but think it was a step back from Think.
Seriously, the weather looks amazing. LAst year was fun... But the horror, the horror of that wind and rain...
I was expecting a better score... This is a 9 for me. Been 'bumming this' for a good 6 weeks now and still love it.
They were ace at the Old Blue Last on Saturday as well.
One of the best, most enjoyable shows I had been to in a long time. The sing-alongs were epic and hearing so many tracks which punctuated my youth was a joy to behold. I'm 27 but felt 20 again. More please!
I never got into the last release but this has had me hooked from the start.
The chicken/dickehad line always raises a smirk.
After I just put 'Giving Up On Love' on a mixtape I made!
seeing a dude from the Mae Shi running across the field to catch Les Savy Fav last year. Trufact.
Roll on the 19th!
They get a lot of love of a lot of blogs and I was a bit sceptical, but they totally won me over.
Guy in the blue shirt, bottom right. Ouch, much?
So very, very much. Excellent work.
They were ok. Since then I got their EP and I thought that was insanely good...
Have only listened to Fits twice, but it has yet to grab me like Workout Holiday first did.
and you guys for making playlists like these.
Bar the Proclaimers, I haven't heard of any of that lot. Out. The Loop.
love these friday playlists!
And I think it is news worth reporting. Maybe Pitchfork were excessive in their coverage, but it needed doing all the same.
You can just me in the first photo of the above set. Easily the best Dot to Dot I've ever been to.
I'll now steal mercilessly and send on to some friends who are going, but who haven't the foggiest what is going on beyond Friendly Fires.
Review is fair enough. There is progress from the EP though.
Relegated to a roundup...
MBV were my highlight of that weekend by a country mile. It didn't rain for the first time all day - the noise made it almost peaceful and tranquil in what we had to endure for the previous 24 hours. Epic.
after missing it last year cause they turned it into a weekender. looking forward to it. Apparently Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Vivian Girls have confirmed it on myspace, waiting for an official announcement though...
Await the LP with baited breath!
Of the above, love Crystal Antlers and Women. The Passion Pit EP is stunning.