So we’re on an island and it’s a very dark island and you’re walking around at evening the sun is setting, and you find a crab in the ocean and you decide to make a fire and then cook it. The crab is very tasty; it’s a very rare crab. One of the smallest crabs you’ve ever seen but it’s still edible and you still decide to eat it and it’s very refreshing only… there’s no more food on the island and so you gotta keep looking for more food. Maybe you can eat a coconut but those get really boring after you just keep eating them all the time and there’s just too many coconuts and you’re just surrounded by sand and water…you know?
Just a friendly reminder that Record Store Day is tomorrow (April 19th) and there will be limited edition versions of Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations newly remastered from the original analog tapes, pressed on 180g vinyl, and individually numbered. Pick these LPs up exclusively at your local indie record store: http://recordstoreday.com/
So I saw MGMT last night and some amazing things happened: • They opened with Song for Dan Treacy (!!!) • They played a new version of Your life Is a Lie with a really long jam in the beginning and slowed it down. (I’m uploading right now) • Andrew screamed at the end of Flash Delirium like at coachella (I’m glad this is becoming a thing) • After the screaming Andrew starting screaming “Ow ow ow ow ow” even till after the song ended and it was hilarious, being that it sounded like a barking dog. • I got the chance to meet Andrew, James and Hank • Fan: “Well done!” Andrew: “Medium rare.” • Andrew had clear glittery nail polish on. • Hank said they’re thinking of playing “I Love You Too, Death” live next. • James: sweetest person on earth. • I’m currently suffering the worse post concert depression ever.
One of the greatest things about MGMT is that they have not yet succumb to the loudness wars. Their sound and volume dynamics change as expertly as their notes and chords, creating a more holistic live experience than many acts today which are afraid to deviate from their constant levels in fear of losing the audience. Notably, this is the first concert I’ve been to in a few months where the drums and bass didn’t make other parts inaudible throughout the night.