Tapes 'n Tapes came out and gave an even more impressive performance than their previous visit to Austin (@ Stubb's w/Cold War Kids,) and they played a few tracks that will be on their next album that were fantastic. Well, let's just say I think they would have been fantastic if the sound at Emo's wasn't nearly unbearable, as it too often is. I know you guys are making a little bit of money with that thing, why the hell can't you improve the sound output to a point where the music is even slightly audible? I realize that's a novel concept, but give it some thought.
Last night Hot Chip rolled through town on their mini tour, playing for over an hour to an extremely receptive crowd at Antone's. They're hitting up Dallas tonight as they make their way west to play for about 100,000 people at Coachella. Hot Chip caused quite a scene down at Antone's, with dozens of people crowding around the front of the club, desperately scavenging for a ticket to the sold out show.
Toward the end of the set they brought out members of the opening act (Tussle) to lay down some extra percussion (and jumping jacks) on their "huge in 2006" single "Over and Over." Those five minutes alone were worth at least twice what you had to pay to get in the door. Women were weeping, men were spitting up blood, and I think I might have torn a ligament. It was a good show. I was able to chat with Joe Goddard (co-vocalist/songwriter/synthesizer) for a minute afterword and I asked him when we could expect to get a new Hot Chip album, and he said they have one in the can that could be released as early as September, assuming that their labels can pull the weight. Pull Astralwerks, pull.
Road shows I'll probably be attending soon:
- Tomorrow at Stubb's with the Riverboat Gamblers
- Tomorrow at Emo's with Evangelicals
- Saturday at Stubb's with Elvis Perkins
- Next Wednesday at Stubb's with Annuals
- Next Thursday at Antone's
- Wednesday 5/09 at Stubb's with Snowden