Posted in comedy | music | pictures on September 9, 2010

photos by Gabi Porter

"Came home soaked in beer glitter sweat and smelling like Tim Harringtons arm pit the girl thought strip club nope Les Savy Fav record launch" -JasonFerguson

"glitter & purple spandex & the sweat descends & awesomeness. les savy fav nails it every time." -madeleinepascal

"Thanks to @IAMBEARDO I am covered in glitter for my commute. Another excellent Les Savy Fav experience". -TimDuffy

Tim, Syd & Harrison @ Mercury Lounge Wednesday night

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If I didn't head to Brooklyn Masonic Temple last night (9/8) to catch Sleep, without a doubt I would have been at Mercury Lounge to catch the great Les Savy Fav. The show, a release party for the band's new LP Root for Ruin (out now on digital, and avail in hard formats on Tues, 9/14), featured the (anything but) normal antics of vocalist Tim Harrington (who recently played the last-ever(?) pool party) and from the looks of it, the OMGs and ROFLs were bountiful. The band focused heavily on the new record, but threw in old classics like 'Who Rocks the Party' & 'The Sweat Descends' as well. -BBG

Speaking of ROFLs, comedian Matt McCarthy opened the show which just made it a funny past week in general for LSF guitarist and Frenchkiss label-boss Syd Butler who also curated the lineup of comedians that played ATP NY Friday night.

Oh and speaking of comedians, Stereogum sister-site Videogum is hosting the festivities at The Bell House in Brooklyn TONIGHT (9/9). Laugh your way into the Jewish New Year with free comedy by Max Silvestri, Joe Mande, Gabe Liedman, John Mulaney, Jon Glaser & more (8pm doors).

Speaking of Frenchkiss, one of their new signings, Young Man, who are opening the BrooklynVegan CMJ showcase this year, released a Daytrotter session you can grab today.

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Les Savy Fav - Patty Lee at Mercury Lounge 9/8/10

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Les Savy Fav - Yawn. Yawn, Yawn at Mercury Lounge 9/8/10

Les Savy Fav - Who Rocks the Party at Mercury Lounge 9/8/10

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Comments (19)

i punch myself in the balls for missing this :(

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 2:48 PM

My phone froze during Tim's chair lift session. Anyone get a video of that?

Posted by Frank | September 9, 2010 2:50 PM

I bet that mardi gras necklace he ate is going to be a pain in the ass when it comes out (literally)

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 3:51 PM

remember when you used to go to show and people didn't talk thru out it and weren't taking pictures ever few seconds to put it on some blog? No? Well fuck you then. This show was full of those assholes. You know who I am talking about Pitchforkmedia interns....

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 3:59 PM

3:59.... deal with it

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 4:19 PM

Remember, it's important not that you enjoy the moment, but that you document it so you can always remember how you were there, but weren't really there.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 4:22 PM

I've seen them probably 15 over the past 10 years so at this point I'd rather just video tape them as much as I can while they're still around. So.. whatever.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 4:33 PM

Who is that second guitarist?

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 4:50 PM

WAKE ME UP WHEN WE GET TO HEAVEN

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 5:32 PM

did he actually swallow those?

any video?... i turned my head for a second when he supposedly swallows them..

Posted by john | September 9, 2010 5:34 PM

Yeah, the beads were in his mouth and then he drank a beer! Down in the belly.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2010 5:44 PM

he threw the beards behind him on stage, they did not get swallowed.

Posted by michael | September 9, 2010 6:51 PM

Spat it out on the drummer, to be specific.

Posted by Scott | September 9, 2010 6:56 PM

hahahaha so wacky and funny.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 10:59 AM

LSF-

please retire.

thanks,

Bob

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 12:00 PM

Enough with the naked fat beardo meme already, hipsters.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 1:15 PM

1:15, if you knew anything about anything, you'd know that Tim Harrington can do whatever the fuck he wants

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 1:25 PM

tim harrington is the original naked fat beardo. but it is past time for them to hang it up.

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2010 1:50 PM

les savy fav is the shit. They don't care what u say about them. They do whatever the fuck they want. Also they can play as long as they want. retire? I think not... not as long as they're still standing.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2010 9:31 PM

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