it'll take years of therapy for me to forgive myself for missing washed out.
If you were at Matt and Kim instead you made the right choice.
I was for most of their set, but then made the same mistake as GW. In defense of Iron & Wine though, almost everything on the mainstage sounded awful that day (due to strong wind and my lazy refusal to stroll down to the pit where I'm sure the sound was much better).
Post by The Horned Grandmother on Jan 31, 2012 18:33:16 GMT -5
Wolf Parade just weren't ever very good live. They had a tendency to rush through every song they played, and all that cool angular interplay got turned into a muddy soup.
I regret missing Yeasayer playing 'Tightrope', but that's about the only track they're playing anymore that I'd care to hear. I'd rather sit and listen to Wayne bullshit for twenty minutes than have to hear them play most of the shit that was on Odd Blood, so that's what I did.
I saw The Shins at Outside Lands in August and actually thought they were really fun. Not super energetic, but they sounded good and weren't lethargic or anything. Every time I thought I'd was about to maybe get bored they'd play something and I'd be think, "Oh yeah, I love this song." Maybe it's because I'd never seen them before and had hoped to for years, but it was one of my favorite sets of that fest.
I saw you guys discussing Why? I emailed them a few days ago but haven't heard back. I'm really hoping they'll make it out.
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Post by JEFF OF THE RUSHES on Jan 31, 2012 19:41:55 GMT -5
The Shins were an incredible live band . I've seen them three times. They used to be really tight, really high-energy and they had a perfect setlist that went from up-tempo to mellow numbers seamlessly. But I don't consider this new band the Shins anymore. James Mercer killed the band and kept the name.