Posted in metal | music | pictures on September 28, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Eagle Twin - Live at KRCL (MP3)

words by Black Bubblegum, photos by Greg Cristman

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It wasn't all costumes and dry ice at Brooklyn Masonic Temple on Tuesday 9/22. sunn O))) were joined that night by Earth, Pelican and Eagle Twin.

Much like their labelmates Black Cobra, the duo Eagle Twin make a lot of noise for a two piece. Gentry Densley's guitar tone recalls the low-end version of an elephant blowing his trunk, and it gets in your guts. Drummer Tyler Smith has the power to match that tone, as he bashed away at his kit breaking at least three drumsticks in the five minutes I stood near him. This band is much more impressive than The Kindness of Crows would lead you to believe.

Pelican followed, pulling mostly from their upcoming LP What We All Come To Need with a few nods to City of Echoes along the way. The new material seems a bit heavier, and we can look forawrd to hearing some of that again when the band comes back in December with Black Cobra and Disappearer.

Earth's clean tones and Morricone slant were the final band before the funeral dirge of sunn O))). The pensive nature of their material (which was focused on later releases, in particular, The Bee Made Honey in The Lion's Skull) was a sharp contrast to the two heavier acts that preceeded it.

"Led by Dylan Carlson, the quartet has perfected a playing style which derives its narcotic power from an almost impossible slowness, taking John Fahey-style melancholic guitar licks and dragging them out as if they're echoing across an infinite Texas plain in the dark.

Then something unpleasant happened: Earth stopped playing. Whoever the tenth-level puppetmaster is who runs things at the Masonic temple, he/she apparently is a set-time stickler, so despite all manner of enthusiastic applause and catcalls from the crowd, Carlson and crew did not return. Surprising and frustrating." [William]

sunn O))) pics and review HERE. Pelican tour dates and more pics are below...

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PELICAN - 2009 TOUR DATES
Oct 18 2009 Triple Rock Social Club Minneapolis, Minnesota
Oct 19 2009 Riot Room Kansas City, Missouri
Oct 20 2009 The Marquis Theatre Denver, Colorado
Oct 21 2009 Club Vegas Salt Lake City, Utah
Oct 22 2009 Neurolux Boise, Idaho
Oct 24 2009 El Corazon Seattle, Washington
Oct 25 2009 Hawthorne Theatre Portland, Oregon
Oct 27 2009 Independent San Francisco, California
Oct 28 2009 The Troubadour West Hollywood, California
Oct 29 2009 The Casbah San Diego, California
Oct 30 2009 Clubhouse Tempe, Arizona
Nov 1 2009 EmoÕs Austin, Texas
Nov 2 2009 Granada Theatre Dallas, Texas
Nov 4 2009 Outland Ballroom Springfield, Missouri
Nov 5 2009 The Picador Iowa City, Iowa
Nov 28 2009 The Shelter Detroit, Michigan
Nov 29 2009 Soundlab Buffalo, New York
Dec 1 2009 First Unitarian Church Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dec 3 2009 HarperÕs Ferry Allston, Massachusetts
Dec 4 2009 Rock And Roll Hotel Washington, Washington DC
Dec 5 2009 The Orange Peel Asheville, North Carolina
Dec 7 2009 Earl Atlanta, Georgia
Dec 8 2009 Bottletree Cafe Birmingham, Alabama
Dec 9 2009 Cider House Knoxville, Tennessee
Dec 10 2009 Ravari Room Columbus, Ohio
Dec 11 2009 Empty Bottle Chicago, Illinois

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Comments (8)

I fell asleep scrolling

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 9:20 AM

What a great show. Can't wait for Earth's new record.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 10:03 AM

eagle twin was the best of the night.so powerful for only a duo.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 10:20 AM

I never saw so many people sleeping at a show before. Ridiculous. Thank god Rorschach saved me Friday

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 10:31 AM

Earth was amazing. They -- along with the Dirty Three, Mike Watt & the Missingmen, and very few others -- are among the best rock bands to see live these days.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 1:17 PM

it was an excellent showcase of southern lord talent...
and of course sunn O))) were great...

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2009 2:06 PM

Excellent was the show.

Posted by Alden | phone cards | September 30, 2009 10:02 AM

Neither does he probably.

Posted by louis | October 17, 2009 12:41 PM

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