Posted in To Do | music on November 25, 2008

Stars of the Lid @ Brainwaves 2008 (Doug Orleans)
stars of the lid

"Thanks to everyone who performed, volunteered, worked, attended, and donated. It was an awesome time and we hope to start linking to people's photographs and reviews of it soon from the brain-waves.org Web site.

We have some merch left over that we want to share:

3xCD set - 29 songs of all exclusive material from Brainwaves performers and friends of Brainwashed (limited to 500 copies).
Shirts - these are heavy cotton Fruit of the Loom shirts (not those flimsy other brands) available in S, M, L, and XL (these shirts are extremely limited)" [Brainwashed]

Stars of the Lid played two shows at (le) poisson rouge in NYC before heading up to the Boston-area for Brainwaves over the weekend. Chocolate Bobka said, " A heavy combo of ethereal arrangements and intergalactic visualizations made me doze off a few times, but in the best way possible." Hooves on the Turf said, says they "played with a fantastic string quartet."

Silver Apples played Brainwaves too, and then on Saturday night joined Grails, both as their opener and as part of their band for great sets at Knitting Factory in NY. Silver Apples' next show is at The Kitchen.

Also on the bill Friday night at Brainwaves: Meat Beat Manifesto, who played a NYC show a couple of days earlier.

Kranky label-mates To Kill A Petty Bourgeoisie and Boduf Songs were both at Brainwaves and will next play a show in NYC, at Pianos, tonight, Tuesday November 25th. They also have a show coming up at the Annex. More details and dates HERE.

Video of Stars of the Lid performing @ Brainwaves, below...

Stars of the Lid @ Brainwaves

and here's a longer and more pro video from a show they played in London in April...

Stars of the Lid - London 04 27 08

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Comments (6)

one of the best shows ive seen in a long time. anyone know who was doing the lights at LPR that night??

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2008 11:32 AM

agreed. i think SOTL had their own guy. Hammock too. I don't remember the middle set really having any lights.

Posted by mcg | November 25, 2008 12:11 PM

i came this close *holds index finger 1/2 inch from thumb* to quitting today! after getting into an argument with the young man in the cubicle across from mine about ufo sightings in belgium versus those in the former soviet union (he alleges that because the belgian people embraced a much fairer, more democratic form of socialism earlier and adapted to that ideology much more efficiently than did the soviets to their communism, the sightings in belgium are more likely to have occurred. bad logic, i know! of course the soviet sightings are more likely to have occurred due to their people's natural fear of their country's leaders causing them to be more truthful!), i was then approaced by a "manager", quotations necessary because she's only an assistant manager not a real one, and told that my "incessant banter is neither appreciated nor appropriate in the work place". i scoffed, of course, and turned my head to her because, and i said this to her, "i have better things to do". can you believe the nerve? anyway, tonight will be exciting and is the only thing that's gotten me through this hell i call a long day at work: it's ninety-nine cent cigarillo night at the tobacco bar and grill. all you can smoke cigarillos plus end of another long day at work equals happy me.

Posted by long day at work guy | November 25, 2008 4:09 PM

co-sign. amazing sounds. amazing visuals. the hammock ones were pretty cool but not as intense as the sotl visuals. all in all great show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2008 5:33 PM

anyone know the setlist of the first LPR show friday night?

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2008 5:35 PM

Luke Savisky (who has done visuals for SOTL for many years) was doing projections for both shows at LPR that night.

Posted by Anonymous | November 25, 2008 7:34 PM

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