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- We Are Scientists @ the Paradise, 7.02
- Boy Kill Boy @ the Paradise, 6.30
- oh, Pitchfork.
- don't be hatin'.
- and i'm waiting patiently, waiting for a sign.
- the hap'.
- breaking news.
- the moves
- a little female action. ...not that kind.
- Morningwood, Rock Kills Kid, The Lashes @ Axis, 6....
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Monday, July 03, 2006
Au Revoir Simone @ the Paradise, 7.02 Chantal of Morningwood has been quoted as saying something to the effect that after MW shows, girls go up to her and say they're going to start a band, and to Chantal - that's one of the greatest parts of performing.
well. though i was totally blown away by MW and Chantal's performance, it was more the kind of band we saw last night that would have caused me to actually consider being in a band.
Au Revoir Simone are adorable. super-nice members Erika, Heather and Annie take the stage unassumingly, nicely thrift-shop trendy with great hair and great shoes. this is what makes their image; they're tallthin&beautiful, but not in an imposing Barbie kind of way. they're the kind of girls us indie chicks love to love.
their sound is just as cute - if i can get away with calling music "cute." but it's synth pop, normally lo-fi, and it's three girls with keyboards and occassional perc (tambourine, shakers). they produce surprisingly dynamic songs with characteristically quiet vocals (note: not airy, just blended in) and some great dance beats. Annie (glasses, far right) is the bounciest, skipping out on stage and immediately jumping up and down to get the crowd clapping and dancing along. it seemed, though
probably unintentionally, that Erika took sort of the lead personality, and Heather took a quieter, more irresistably dark and mysterious personality. this may be a consequence of the natural human instinct to pigeon-hole band members (Spice Girls, anyone?) but i hope i'm not too far off. in any case, they were all equally nice, talking to the excited and probably tipsy audience members up front, and smiling and chatting like they'd invited us to their attic to sift through vintage clothes chests and check out the songs they made up.
basically, i like them a lot. i feel like emptying my piggy bank for a Roland keyboard, or something, i liked them so much.
::::courtesy of their official site, take their music:
buy their album, the aptly-named Verses of Comfort, Assurance and Salvation.
check out their myspace to non-commitally listen to three tracks.
these pictures aren't fantastic, but you know we have our shiny wonderful beautiful flickr account and it's a lot of fun. go party with the pics.
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