In 2080 I’ll Surely Be Dead
Sunday night was a sold out house at La Sala Rossa. The lineup was Valleys (formerly There Were Valleys), MGMT and Yeasayer. “All Hour Cymbals” has been on shuffle for the past couple of weeks and had I got my hands on it last year it would have made my “Best Of” list of 2007. The opening act, Valleys where recently interviewed in Montreal’s Nightlife magazine which sparked my interest in the band. This quote from their interview describes their sound perfectly,
… vocals that feel like faded photographs and acoustic guitar parts that play like nostalgia and heartbreak while earnestly looking forward.
I’ve added a video and mp3 after the jump, be sure to check it out (who can name it? Thanks Marc). I look forward to seeing them again. MGMT took to the stage to the delight of the 100+ teenage girls that decided to stay up past their bedtime to get a chance to see Andrew VanWyngarden. They’ve got a great sound and its no wonder why Rolling Stone credited them as an artist to watch (not everything they write is garbage). My footage of having been too close to the speakers and rambunctious giggling teenage girls. As Yeasayer took to the stage, the teenage girls collected their coats and went home. Anand Wilder’s live vocals really made the show. He divides himself into two people, one a mild groover and the other a spastic yeller. I failed to obtain their full set, which as you would expect was 95% “All Hour Cymbals” with the exception of two songs I couldn’t recognize. If you know the names feel free to have my respect and add a comment. Video footage and MP3s after the jump.