Posted in music | pictures | tour dates on August 31, 2011

CANT @ Mercury Lounge
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Considering their set time was 1am last night (8/30), I guess technically CANT played their debut show at Mercury Lounge today (8/31). Backed by three band members including Dev Hynes aka Blood Orange who also opened the free Spotify-sponsored show, Grizzly Bear's Chris Taylor ran through a set of R&B infused songs we'll get to hear studio versions of soon. His debut album Dreams Come True is out September 13 via Terrible Records. I can never remember song names but BQ points out he loved "Answer," "Bericht" and "The Edge." You can watch audience video footage of "She Found A Way Out" and "Bang" below.

Missed the show and can't wait until October to see CANT? Chris Taylor and Co just announced another NYC show happening TONIGHT (8/31) at Glasslands with Steel Phantoms (Album Release Party) and Quinn Walker (from Suckers).

More pictures from last night (Blood Orange coming later), and those videos, below...

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CANT "She Found A Way Out"

CANT "Bang"

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Comments (37)

CANT? some of you people make it too easy...

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 1:48 PM

was surprisingly really good

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:06 PM

"His debut album Dreams Come True is out September 13 via Terrible Records."

Judging from the video clips, he picked the right label, namewise.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:06 PM

I can't make the show!

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:06 PM

2:06 ba da boom! You are GENIUS. It's his label. They put out Twin Shadow too I think

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:09 PM

^you're! Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:15 PM

DIDNT and WONT again

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:19 PM

how can you not go and wont again? People just don't like this dude. The music is actually pretty good.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:23 PM

the music isn't actually pretty good. The music actually completely sucks. Watch the videos, the guy can't sing, has no stage presence and the guitarist is out of tune.
If this guy wasn't in Grizzly Bear, he wouldn't be playing at Mercury Lounge, in fact he wouldn't even be playing in Trash Bar or any other tiny dump.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:26 PM

win butler called. he wants his.. no, actually he doesnt want his hair back. no one wants that hair anymore.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:30 PM

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER

Posted by Ted | August 31, 2011 2:36 PM

"If this guy wasn't in Grizzly Bear, he wouldn't be playing at Mercury Lounge, in fact he wouldn't even be playing in Trash Bar or any other tiny dump."

100% correct. Wasn't this show supposed to be at Bowery? My god. Why did they even try to shoot that high

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:36 PM

nice to see that yuppie cisgender indie rock bands can steal from queer artists like jessica rylan with impunity shame on brooklyn vegan

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:38 PM

better than bon iver!

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:46 PM

really wish i could've gone and now extra looking forward to the show in october! i'm in love with the record. Chris always delivers the best in whatever he works on

Posted by wilkie | August 31, 2011 2:47 PM

guttermouth opened?! where are those pics??

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 2:50 PM

Stage presence, Jesus fucking Christ. We now judge new bands by American Idol standards?

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 3:09 PM

they should boot him from grizzly bear

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 3:50 PM

i love you 2:30!

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 3:54 PM

Stage presence, i.e. not looking like an awkward amateur that's painful to watch. You don't have to be Beyonce, just don't make a fool out of yourself. CANT did.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 3:59 PM

^ Exactly. Musical quality comes first, yet stage presence should still be somewhat important.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 4:21 PM

its lookin like grizzly bear isnt going to have very much longevity

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 4:39 PM

this show was actually great -- i am excited for the album.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 5:32 PM

This generalizations here are beyond stupid. 4:39 has a grudge. Wasn't at the show but plan on going tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 5:41 PM

Funny how BV commenters believe the BV comment section to be ab actual barometer reflecting a band's success. If that were the case every band would be dead from meh comments. It's usually just the same dozen IP addresses bitching about everyone else's career they don't have. See Bon "over" threads, james Blake, animal collective etc etc. According to BV readers every band is over.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 5:49 PM

5:49 exactly right

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 6:00 PM

Laughable that its the same negative poster with the SAME IP posting negative comments on here.

Get a life. This is actually really good and interesting.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 6:37 PM

Well I have a different ip address. And I'll say my name. I will also say that show was really disappointing last night. I was really excited for it and I was unforgivingly let down.
That said, it was their first show, so I'm going to check it out tonight and see what they learned from watching the replay.

Posted by Mateo | August 31, 2011 6:54 PM

Mateo > Anonymous

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 7:17 PM

Cracker Jack > Mateo > Clown Shit > Anonymous

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2011 8:28 PM

how do u see sum1's IP addr

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2011 3:16 AM

You don't. And its more than one person reporting this guy sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2011 8:17 AM

8:17's record is record of the year

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2011 9:42 AM

I think if he just tried to come off a little more vain and narcissistic people would like him more.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2011 7:30 PM

"Bang" sounds decent enough actually.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2011 7:38 PM

nerdy black guys are the new asian girl.

Posted by Anonymous | September 1, 2011 7:40 PM

Are you guys ever going to post the Blood Orange pics from this night? Dev ripped it up as an opener!

Posted by Anonymous | September 13, 2011 2:24 PM

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