Atlas Sound last night was one of the most bizarre shows I've ever seen in my life. He played a few old songs, then talked for about 10 minutes about how he was tired of old songs, wanted to improv some new stuff, etc., told a story about smoking opium and drinking a bunch of Red Bull (event sponsored by...) before going to work photographing children with the Easter Bunny, except the Easter Bunny died because they neglected to feed it (true story!) and then he did his own rendition of a cover song that wasn't actually a cover song at all. Did I mention he was speaking with a fake British accent the entire time?? Then he asked us what we wanted to hear, and since everyone called out a different song at the same time, he played a few chords and hit all his pedals in a way that created an incredibly dense feedback loop, quickly silenced it and said "that's what you wanted to hear, and it doesn't make any fucking sense", AND THEN he actually appeased a request for 'Agoraphobia'>'Cover Me', which I thought was going to be the best part of the show, until he abruptly ripped off his wig and screamed into the microphone. Ta da.
That sounds very bizarre but very cool. So, he smoked opium and drank a bunch of Redbull at the same time? Isn't that like an upper and downer?