It's basically the law.
If 2010's line-up is as strong as this one, I'll definitely consider another trip over!
My first impression of Pitchfork was- "hey, it's basically Field Day but not run by retards." Amazing roster of bands, unbelievable record and poster fairs, quality food, intimate site...however, they did share a couple of issues with the annual Victoria Park frustration-fest: set-diminishing sound problems (Built To Spill were emasculated by them) and ridiculously long toilet queues. Still, I enjoyed it more than Primavera...
I fucking adore Shut Up I Am Dreaming and Random Spirit Lover, but there's only a couple of tracks on Dragonslayer that have stood out. Perhaps it'll grow on me?
but that was a superb interview.
Even though I'm finding it more a 7/10 album at the mo.
Looking forward to their London show in February!
It's awesome, especially when they played it at Manchester Academy, plus it introduced me to Talking Heads.
the *Sunset Rubdown* Luminaire show, of course. Not the Frog Eyes one, which was good, but faintly disappointing.
but I'd disagree with your assessment of At Mt Zoomer- it's an unfocused mess which takes awesome musical ideas and spins them out into aimless, unengaging prog-jams and not a patch on the intense viscerality of Apologies. I also couldn't disagree more with your dismissal of Frog Eyes- they lack consistency, sure, but One In Six Children Flee In Boats was the song that got me into this whole incestuous circle of Krug-dom and Bushels is for all intents and purposes one of the top five songs of this decade.
The Luminaire show was fucking marvellous though, wasn't it? :-D
and the costume design is utterly amazing, but I was otherwise unimpressed.
Neither the record or live show (which I've seen twice) does it for me at all.
but when I saw them live, I thought they were distinctly average.
but good review!
I spoke to the drummer after their Corsica Studios show, and he said they should be touring again over here next spring. Huzzah!
and they're a great live band. Sad to hear the keyboardist and percussionist have now left though.
I wasn't at yesterday's show but seen him twice before- the album does little for me, but I think his live show is brilliant. To me, "felt awfully gospel" is as good as live music gets.
will be more worthy than Johnny f'in Foreigner.
True, it was jumped-up karaoke but it was still more fun than a lot of stuff I've seen this year.
They're one of my favourite live bands around!
"Previously, [Foals] reminded us of the real reason why they're hated by so many people: namely they're very, very, very good, and your band, well, probably isn't."
i) I don't have a band.
ii) Foals are just so horribly mediocre, it's untrue.
and is thus FULL OF FAIL.
was thinking about them this morning. Looking forward to this...
If this is half as funky as you suggest, then I shall be a very happy bunny.
Love the first Dananananaykroyd one, that was a real "THIS IS AWESOME" moment. Never seen them or heard a note by them before, but they were fantastic and I'll be certainly checking them out again. And although they were overshadowed, the Mae Shi were still a lot of fun- Young Marks was completely spot on and being within 6 inches of the performers for half the set was pretty cool too. One of the best all-round gigs of the year.
They better not disappoint!
I won't be able to get back home...but this does sound mighty tempting.
Just insanely jealous...
more than words can ever convey.
Personally, I can't see how anyone would have thought that set was less than phenomenal. Then again, I can't see how anyone could like Interpol- different strokes and all that.
I think it's a good list, apart from the glaring omission of Portishead.
O'Death are supporting the Cargo show (not sure 'bout the rest of the UK dates). God, they're one hell of a live band.
Now they're one of my favourite bands.
I went there on a school trip when I was 14, you can travel for miles and miles in the more remote areas without seeing another sign of human life.
A cancellation must be imminent...
Damn society's aversion to murder...
What a show!
I love me some Canadian indie!
But hella pretentious. It's only about five/ten minutes away from where I work though so I might check it out next week.
Make LSF look like pansies...
though a 10/10 for me.
I am very excited!
"Were you one of the idiots screaming for Feist to come onstage throughout Broken Social Scene's show last week, if so, please drink some rat poison. Thank you."
Really, they were fucking awful.