When Daft Punk claimed EDM was in bad shape earlier this year I scoffed at the thought. But they might be right, you know. It is time to move beyond wake and bass.
After the torrential rains of Day One at Governor’s Ball, Day Two was all about mud and overcrowding
They are like a stream of consciousness concept of what an indie band should be and their first album, Weathervanes, is a pleasant bore. I like em, naybe I’ll use em for my next tax audit
I think he is a bore and I think he is completely wrong for the venue but from a finger picked solo slice of lo-fi through to a headstrong salsa sounding dance song with a full band at the end, I didn’t dislike him much either. Not my scene but for want of something better, I can now see that I didn’t really get the man before.
The concept: to take Goth and add it to shoegaze is a pretty good one, and when they get the right song, Phantogram no what to do with it. Even when the song is a little inert, their jams are better than, say, Cults who I saw next.
Built To Spill ignore their fans as they trade off rumbling interlocking parts, they aren’t playing loud riffs, they are dissolving liquidy strings bending not bouncing
Randall’s is in the Bronx and closer than Yankee Stadium, and though the bus ride is a pain in the ass you can actually walk over the bridge if you feel like it. Of course, then you run into junkies shooting up in the bushes