Posted in music | pictures on April 18, 2011

photos by Jason House

Obits

West Village record store Generation Records celebrated Record Store Day 2011 by releasing two new records (Off! and Bouncing Souls, both "Live At Generation Records"), and with a day full of in-store performances by Obits, I Hate Our Freedom, The Jay Vons, and Spa Castles. There were also DJ Sets from Yo La Tengo, Tom Scharpling (WFMU's Best Show), and Eric Davidson (and a special appearance by Fred Armisen who also played a secret set before Joan as Policewoman at Mercury Lounge two nights earlier) during the afternoon of 4/16. J Edward Keyes reports that, "Obits [turned] in a great all-covers Record Store Day set at Generation w. special guests: Ira & Georgia from Yo La Tengo!" You can see the action in the pictures from the whole day, above and below.

Obits play NYC again on Wednesday, and they'll play covers again, but this time at Union Pool as part of a tribute to Brendan of Orphan with Krallice, Mira Bilotte (of White Magic & Quix*o*tic), and Dope Body. Tickets are available at the door, and all proceeds go back to Brendan's family. Bands will be playing reworked material by Orphan, other Brendan material, and possibly some of their own material as well.

More pictures from Generation Records, below...

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Comments (13)

Generation Records is cramped without people. Cannot imagine what a pain in the ass it would be to try and watch a show downstairs. And, seriously, I love me some YLT, but Ira always looks like he smells funky; like Aloe or something equally weird.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:03 PM

and, ofcourse the fucking BURN 7" is gone...

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:05 PM

Wait, Ira and Georgia both played with Obits? DAMN! Wished I was there. Seen both bands plenty of times, but together would have been awesome.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:06 PM

Doug Gillard was shopping around the store

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:09 PM

Nah, Ira and wifey DJ'd and introduced bands.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:09 PM

Dammit I totally missed out!

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 18, 2011 3:10 PM

Uh, Obits did not do an all-covers set. That person is an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:10 PM

^^^ yeah seriously WTF he that guy talking about??

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:15 PM

dude popped in for five seconds, bought a bob seger record and grew a wild imagination

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:21 PM

If Yo La Tengo isn't acting out an episode of "The New Adventures of Old Christine," or "Bob Paterson" then I'm not interested.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 3:22 PM

it was pouring out...i stayed in my apartment and watched mesrine on netflix.

Posted by Anonymous | April 18, 2011 4:01 PM

It was drizzling, you pussy.

Also, Generation's RSD procedure was the stupidest and most inefficient thing ever. Waiting in a line snaking around the entire store only to get to the register to find out that the RSD release you wanted is sold out? How about putting them out on the floor so anyone could just walk up and see if it's worth their while?

Plus, the line was blocking all of the record bins, which made browsing impossible at worst, and difficult/annoying at best.

Other Music knew what they were doing; Generation is a bunch of idiots. Also, could the fat cash register girl with the tattoos be more of a bitch, please? Yes, we know you're totally cool and you feel like a badass behind the register at Generation with grindcore playing over the loudspeakers, but we are not impressed. Customer service goes a long way in retail.

AND I Hate Our Freedom is one of the worst band names ever. Texas is the Reason reunion, please.

Anything else?

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 9:32 AM

^ yeah, sounds like you need some anger management.

Posted by Anonymous | April 19, 2011 10:07 AM

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