Posted in music | pictures on September 14, 2009

DOWNLOAD: Wild Beasts - All the Kings Men (MP3)

photos by Tim Griffin

Wild Beasts

I cannot recommend seeing this band in concert strongly enough. As wonderful as the songs are on record, I don't think you get the full idea of their character or a full sense of their level of craft as musicians. Their set is both unambiguously fun and heart-meltingly lovely, and I find that this combination of silly and romantic is quite hard to come by. Also, it's worth noting that the singers look exactly as you'd want them to: Hayden Thorpe has a shabby, roguish affect that suits his hobo-with-the-voice-of-an-opera-diva style, and Tom Fleming -- the guy with the deep, heroic tone -- looks like he should be riding around on a horse in a suit of armor. [Fluxblog]
The above review is from Friday night's show at Union Pool in Brooklyn (9/11). It was the final of three Wild Beasts shows in NYC last week. The others were at Joe's Pub and at Mercury Lounge. They currently have no other U.S. dates scheduled.

More pictures from Union Pool, the setlist & video, along with all international tour dates, below...

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Wild Beasts @ Union Pool 9/11/2009 - setlist
This Is Our Lot / All The King's Men / The Devil's Crayon / We Still Got The Taste Dancing On Our Tongues / The Fun Powder Plot / His Grinning Skull / Please Sir / Hooting and Hollering / Brave Bulging Buoyant Clairvoyants / The Empty Nest

Wild Beasts = "All the Kings Men" | Joe's Pub | 9.08.2009

Wild Beasts - "The Devil's Crayon" | Union Pool | 9.11.2009

Wild Beasts - 2009 Tour Dates
Sep 29 The Arches Play Room Glasgow
Sep 30 Cabaret Voltaire Edinburgh
Oct 01 Cockpit Leeds
Oct 02 Bodega Nottingham
Oct 03 Thekla Bristol
Oct 04 Hare & Hounds Birmingham
Oct 05 Hanbury Ballroom Brighton
Oct 07 Academy 2 Oxford
Oct 08 Garage London
Oct 09 Academy 3 Manchester
Nov 21 Paradiso, "London Calling" Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 22 Crossing Border Festival Anwerp, Belgium
Nov 23 Turmzimmer Hamburg, Germany
Nov 24 Karrera Club Berlin, Germany
Nov 27 Point Ephemere Paris, France
Nov 28 Guess Who Festival Utrecht, Netherlands
Nov 29 Aeronef Lille, France
Dec 01 Cabaret Electric Le Havre, France

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Comments (1)

wow, i really figured there'd be more black people at this show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 14, 2009 12:53 PM

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