Posted in music | pictures on August 10, 2009

photos by Tear-N Tan

Casiokids

The final act was the one I knew the least about, Casiokids an electronic funk outfit from Norway. The drummer came out wearing an enormous monkey head and then things got strange. Every other European band I've seen this year has looked miserable in the surprisingly mild summer here. Casiokids came out with members wearing a crushed velvet suit, a yellow sweatshirt and long sleeve shirts. Looking online their country's average high is 69 degrees Fahrenheit in August. Add that to the high energy show, it's really kind of impressive.

The music the band played was long drawn out funk stompers that had the whole pier dancing. A few members of the band shared the singing duties, but all of their voices were so fragile and crystalline when laid over the driving grooves underneath.

Around the midway point, Rebecca from Slow Club came out and added percussive duties and re-energized everyone in the crowd and in the band. Charles donned the full monkey suit and danced around with a tambourine to everyone's enjoyment. [King of the Gigabitches]

UK label Moshi Moshi's 10th anniversary tour visited NYC's South Street Seaport on Friday, August 7th. Casiokids, Slow Club and The Wave Pictures made up the triple-bill. Photos and videos of the show (including the Casiokids+Slow Club collaboration desribed above) are below...

Slow Club

Slow Club

Slow Club

Slow Club

Slow Club

Slow Club

Slow Club

The Wave Pictures

Wave Pictures

Wave Pictures

Wave Pictures

Wave Pictures

Wave Pictures

Wave Pictures

Casiokids

Casiokids

Casiokids

Casiokids

Casiokids

Casiokids

Casiokids

Casiokids

Casiokids

video...

Casiokids | NYC @ Seaport | 07 Aug 2009

The Wave Pictures | NYC @ Seaport | 07 Aug 2009

Slow Club | NYC @ Seaport | 07 Aug 2009 | Christmas TV

casiokids + slow club live @ south street seaport

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Peelander-Z played the same stage the next day.

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Comments (11)

Great show!

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2009 12:51 PM

"The Wave Pictures" = talk too much. i don't care if you have an accent. just play.

Posted by annie momus | August 10, 2009 12:59 PM

The Wave Pictures had some of the worst lyrics I ever heard. the other two bands were pretty good.

Overall, a really underwhelming season for SSS, considering what great shows they put on in the past few years. Im guessing money budget issues really limited who they could get this year.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2009 1:03 PM

the wave pictures are ok but i dont get the massive love for them. so many bands from the 80s have done it before and better.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2009 1:04 PM

what makes the seaport great is that they do not get "big" bands...it's like a friend with great taste introducing you to interesting bands each time.

+ keeps all of the trend followers away.

sorry the "money" was not on display, i know that's what i go to shows to see.

Posted by Anonymous | August 10, 2009 11:51 PM

shocking, no positive comments on the Wave Pics,
maybe I hyped them too much ... oh no wait. I forgot this was the BV message board.

Posted by Jack | August 11, 2009 7:06 AM

well - there were positive comments about the other two bands. Wave Pictures were just really off-putting. Horrible lyrics.

Posted by Anonymous | August 11, 2009 11:41 AM

thought wave pics were the jam. in fact, in contrast to comments here, thought their lyrics were the best part of what they offered (music was great too-as opposed to creating washes of noise which can distract & imply complexity a well earned simplicity can be the most difficult thing to achieve which they did).

i can only guess that some people think something is "off-putting" when it is in fact different, i.e. not easily accomodated within their points of reference. another word for it would be "new".

their slow numbers were particularly wonderful-dealing with real human experience in a straightforward manner-true art.

give'em another listen.

thought each band was lovely in their own way.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 12:06 AM

"off putting" as in "idiotic food imagery". on the positive side I will say the singer is a pretty good guitar player.

also to respond to the other person - come on last few years we had Ted Leo, Animal Collective, Suicide, Tokyo Police Club, New York Dolls, Battles, No Age, list goes on and on. This line up is just weak.

Even this Moshi Moshi mini-tour is weak. why no Lykke Li, or Matt and Kim? this is second shelf talent and way weaker than we used to get at the seaport in the past. Other stops on this tour they are playing dive bars. weak.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 1:16 AM

alas agree to disagree.

with line up and lyrics i see glass half full. you see glass half empty.

i use words like, "different", "new" and "wonderful". this is what these artists evoked in me.

your word choice, "weak", "idiotic" and "horrible". this is what these artists evoked in you.

funny how we were at the same show, but had entirely different experiences.

beware easy complacency of cynicism.

Posted by Anonymous | August 12, 2009 1:55 PM

Casiokids are the best, period!

Posted by Robin Moore | August 15, 2009 12:51 AM

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