Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Argonauts - Live in NYC

Holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit holy shit. For those not in the know, this is essentially Burnt by the Sun fronted by Dimitri, the original vocalist for the Dillinger Escape Plan. I'll wait, you can go change your pants. There's no shame, I had to too. Jesus fuck christ, though, this video is all kinds of "Let's Party like it's 2001". Dimitri sounds furious, the band sounds great, I'm stoked. You're stoked! It's awesome.

Youth Lagoon - LIVE at the Empty Bottle

So I got dragged to the Youth Lagoon show at the Empty Bottle last Friday and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the show.  The opening band was unremarkable, and we left before the headliner(I'm fucking old), so here are some disjointed thoughts about Youth Lagoon:

I was exhausted, and pretty annoyed with the crowd, but Youth Lagoon was maybe the most soothing set I've seen in a long time.  Upbeat but relaxed, their synth/guitar combo provided the perfect soundtrack to gently and sleepily swaying in place in an overly-crowded venue.  I closed my eyes and nodded my head and felt all the stress seep away.  I could talk about how it reminded me of a sunny How to Dress Well, or whatever, but really, I just want to talk about sleepily leaning on this girl I know, and feeling perfectly at peace with everything. 

It was a good show.  You should try to see them.