I’m so glad my friend bailed on me on Friday, giving me three hours to kill. Because AS A RESULT, I walked over to Webster Hall and decided to try to get a ticket at the door for the Neon Indian + Com Truise + Purity Ring show. Even though I learned it was sold out, someone offered me an extra ticket for 20 bucks after overhearing I was looking for one.
The world is good sometimes.
So, I spontaneously went to a show, alone. I think I slightly sympathize with creepers now. STILL, the show was incredible. And being there totally spontaneously made it even better. So here is “Future Sick” by Neon Indian. This one in particular was a standout performed live.
Sync is a “circular looping animation projection installation” by Max Hattler.
It is incredible. If you need convincing, here’s a further description:
Sync “is based on the idea that there is an underlying unchanging synchronisation at the centre of everything; a sync that was decided at the very beginning of time. Everything follows from it, everything is ruled by it: all time, all physics, all life. And all animation.”
Extraordinary Talk Show Performances - Most Impressive Performance Ever Edition
This may have been the talk show performance that restored my faith in talk show performances. Sure, I’ve seen the Fleet Foxes live and they are amazing — I don’t doubt that — but often even the best artists can have a “good” performance on a talk show yet it still ends up feeling uninspired or awkward, as if they just couldn’t do their thing in front of a live studio audience without feeling a bit jarred.
So I was surprised to see just how confident and comfortable onstage Robin Pecknold was in this performance on Letterman. His vocals are truly unparalleled, and the rest of the ban keeps up with him, too. The Fleet Foxes really have their shit together. Let’s just leave it at this: Robin Pecknold is incredibly talented, is wearing quite an awesome sweater, and should really get in touch with me about being my adorable mountain man boyfriend.
Lately, I’ve been on a bit of a Modeselektor and an Apparat kick. As a result, I had to check out their collaborative album they did under the name Moderat. It feels a lot like a Modeselektor album to me in that it’s all over the place, in a good way, and I suppose it’s a bit more melodic thanks to the input of Apparat.
This track is a standout to me. It’s very unique and strange—things Modeselektor often excels at being—and it’s just a very addictive and quirky little jam.