I never really knew a whole lot about Mystery Jets. They covered Bloc Party, did a remix of Futureheads’ “Hounds of Love,” got remixed by Erol Alkan and Justice but I don’t think I ever really heard anything more of them. I’m starting to get interested because they’ve got great remixes of their songs. Are the originals as good?
I really love Grouper a whole bunch. Ever since my sister gave me her creepy CD Way Their Crept I’ve been a big fan of the atmospheric haunting of her voice and the way it makes you feel. And now she’s going on tour with Animal Collective on some dates. I’m not a huge AnCo fan but if you are going to any of these dates, make sure you get there early to see Grouper.
On tour in May with Animal Collective:
05-11 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
05-12 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
05-13 New York, NY – Terminal 5
05-14 Boston, MA – House of Blues
05-15 Montreal, Quebec – Metropolis
05-16 Toronto, Ontario – Sound Academy
05-18 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Hall
05-19 Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall Ballroom
05-20 Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
05-24 Vancouver, British Columbia – Commodore Ballroom
05-25 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
05-26 Oakland, CA – Fox Theatre
05-27 Big Sur, CA – Henry Miller Memorial Library
05-29 Los Angeles, CA – Wiltern
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Hey! It’s Friday! So what it was a crappy week?
So besides getting my iPod stolen, the Andew Bird show was pretty good last night. I didn’t know what time it started so I got there around eight and missed some of Loney, Dear’s set. I really liked them live. They’re good on CD, but it really comes alive…live. They were polite and nice and it seemed like the audience liked them. I sure did. I just wish I’d seen the whole set and closer. I didn’t get any pictures of them.
And then came the whistlin’, pluckin’, samplin’, self-loopin’ barefoot troubadour Andrew Bird. I have never really listened to him, except a couple songs. He’s charming, nice, and very talented. I liked how he looped himself and did it so well. He’s obviously been doing it awhile. Made me think though: would people still like him as much if he didn’t whistle all the time? He does have some funny lyrics, though. I’ll give him that. All around a pretty good night.
You can see the rest of my meager pictures at Flickr.
I found another song that fits on to my on-going “abuse-as-a-demonstration-of-love” mix. This one’s actually not showing abuse as a form of love, but kind of like a real person’s reaction to abuse. “I thought you loved me” kind of thing.
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It’s time to wax nostalgic for my lil 30GB iPod video. Last night while attending the Andrew Bird & Loney, Dear show, one of the bouncers stole it from my bag while checking it to get in. And of course none of them fessed up to it. Funny that I had it the whole time I was in Mexico and everywhere else, and it gets stolen in Utah. Whatever. At least it wasn’t my laptop. Or external hard drive.
(This is a personal post. I’ll post some pics I took last night later)
Guys remember Jesse Rose? Here’s another cut from his upcoming CD What Do You Do If You Don’t? featuring Hot Chip.
♫ Day is Done (feat. Hot Chip) (removed by request)