I'm sad we missed that show. Hopefully they will be back.
It was pretty interesting seeing the contrast between both shows. The Seattle show was intimate and perfect; the only "mistake" being the power blowing out near the end of 'Pigs', but that just meant we got to hear Pigs again from the top. The Portland show, I can only imagine, would be considered by the band to be one of the worst shows they've ever played. 2 out of 3 members were having serious technical difficulties, to the point where they were just chugging beers and sweating profusely on stage. The third member (Eric, who I swear looks like ET when he plays with his eyes closed) managed to carry the rhythm throughout all of this, and it ended up coming off as more of an improvised set with many extended measures, which I always love. You know you're a super-fan when the band has the worst time and you have the best time.
Post by Br. Frasier Crane on May 21, 2012 18:40:52 GMT -8
I forgot to mention this when explaining why the fuck you should care about Black Dice in relation to Animal Collective: Black Dice's most active member (Eric Copeland) recorded 3 albums with Avey Tare around 2004-2005 under the name Terrestrial Tones. Dead Drunk is one of these albums, and it is a masterpiece that all fans of Animal Collective should listen to immediately.