Quick Takes on a Saturday Morning

1. Dave and I came across this website yesterday with a familiar feel to it.

2. We talked with Wes from Ra Ra Riot after their (excellent) show last night, and we’re working on writing it up.  I’d look for that tomorrow or Monday.

3. I’ve been listening a lot to this band called Fanfarlo lately.  They have an Arcade Fire, David Byrne vocal kind of thing going on.  And, the album is only $6 on iTunes.  Can’t go wrong there.

4. So Many Dynamos was the first act to play last night – we thought it was going to be Passion Pit, but they apparently couldn’t make it.  About the band’s first couple songs, I wrote “poor man’s At the Drive In” and “less melodic We Are Scientists.”  But then they played “In Every Direction” and everything turned around.  The second half of their set was very good.  They’re self-depricating, unafraid, and well aware of the hype machine that goes into making a band these days.  But, when I look it up, Pitchfork gave them a 7.3 for their last album, not a 5.3 like they told the crowd, and even a bit higher than Pitchfork rated music as a whole.  They have a new album coming soon, and what they played from it sounded great.

Fanfarlo – Harold T. Wilkins (mp3) from Reservoir

So Many Dynamos – In Every Direction (mp3) from Flashlights

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