Stream New Liars, “Scissor,” Which, For the First Two Minutes, Sounds Like Tom Waits Singing a Waltzed Cover of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and then Proceeds to Become a Speed Metal Track, Which is as Confusing, and Not Nearly as Great as It Should Be; Sisterworld Released March 9 [Gorilla vs. Bear]
Jeff Mangum, Indie Folk’s Howard Hughes, Emerges From Seclusion to Record Cover of Tall Dwarfs’ “Sign the Dotted Line” For a Chris Knox Charity Album (Stream 30-Second Sample); Mangum Most Likely Heavily Bearded, Pasty [Pitchfork]
Weezer Frontman Rivers Cuomo, Who Was in a Serious Bus Accident on Sunday, is Recovering Well; Elsewhere, Thousands of Bloggers Breathe Sigh of Relief After Making Slightly Morbid “Say it Ain’t So” Reference Toward the Accident Yesterday; I Instead Choose to Wonder Whether Any Muppets Will Visit Rivers in Hospital [Spin]
British Post-Punk Outfit The Horrors’ Primary Colours is Awarded NME’s Album of the Year, with The xx Taking Second Place; NME Stands Firm in Stance That Britain > U.S.A., Even Though U.S.A. > Britain in Revolutionary War [NME]
Apple Purchases Popular Streaming Media Site/Pitchfork’s Number One Main Squeeze Lala For $17 Million – All Who Purchased Music On Lala May Lose their Songs (But Not to Worry, It’s Mostly Just Copies of Owl City’s “Fireflies”) [Prefix]
Stream “The Old Graveyard” a Track From Gigi, a Canadian Duo Consisting of One of the Guys From No Kids, and Destroyer’s Producer – They Claim It’s Supposed to Sound Like Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound Stuff…I Think It Sounds Like an Olivia Tremor Control Cover Band, Which is a Good Thing; Debut LP Maintenant Released Early 2010 [Gorilla vs. Bear]
Wisconsin’s Eau Claire Memorial High School Jazz Band Announces Debut Album, A Decade With Duke; Released Today (And Cindy and Britney are So Excited that Justin Vernon is On the Album – He’s Like SUCH an Indie Heartthrob <333) [Pitchfork]
compiled by Max Sebela
November 3, 2009
JezebelMusic.com @ Market Hotel
October 31, 2009 | Mount Eerie w/ Liturgy, Malkuth, and No Kids
Warning: Readers beware. You are in for a scare.
In some ways, the Market Hotel is already scary; there is a fair amount of striking make-up, skeleton skinny kids wearing skeleton skinny jeans, some blood on particularly heavy nights, and werewolves (read: neckbeards). And I swear to god I saw a goblin there once…maybe a troll. No, wait, it was just Dan Deacon again.
So, when the Halloween bill was announced of Mount Eerie supported by black metal bands Liturgy and Malkuth, and opened up with No Kids, I was psyched. All those bands are, in there own way, fairly frightening. And the night delivered – I think everyone was pretty spooked. So, without further ado, fear mongers, let’s open the crypt, with a detailed breakdown as to why Halloween at the Market Hotel was the scariest Halloween that side of the BQE. This is not for the faint of heart, the pregnant, or those not entertained by extreme amounts of Halloween inspired alliteration.
How Was Their Set: Good. No Kids don’t come across as well live as they do on record. The Kids blasted through a bunch of songs off last year’s excellent Come Into My House. It sounded tight, but the Kids have an intimacy on record that they can’t get quite out there on stage – House was, in some ways, a very claustrophobic record. On top of that, No Kids’ sound is a little too twee for Fright Night.
Why Was It Scary: No Kids’ collective average age appears to be like 19. And what is scarier than realizing you are significantly older than the bands you are seeing? Eerie Existentialism.
Number of Goat Sacrifices: None.
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