Posted in music on September 27, 2011
The Shins at Bowery Ballroom (via wonderboymusic)
Mercer's trademark widow's peak was a welcome site as the band immediately launched into two classics; "Caring Is Creepy"... and "Australia" from 2007's Wincing The Night Away. The audience seemed strangely cognizant of Mercer's path as a musician, treating his troubles with departing band members and his elongated Broken Bells hiatus as forgettable. I mean, this guy wrote a song that was played at Heath Leger's funeral! He's a legend!The Shins played Bowery Ballroom on Sunday night (9/25) with Faces on Film, a very tiny show compared to The Shins' previous outings at Terminal 5. The band, who played new material and old, dipped into waaay older material when they covered David Bowie's "Ashes to Ashes" and Pink Floyd's "Breathe". The latter cover was played again on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last night (9/26) as part of Pink Floyd week (which continues tonight). If you missed either show, live vicariously through the videos below.
The newer tracks were met with stifled cheers, but cheers nonetheless... "New Slang" was slightly warped to allow for an electric guitar and a synthesized tambourine, a departure from the original's very organic feel, the words still sting as sharply as they did ten years ago. The surroundings may change, but the core is still compelling. -[BaebleMusic]
As discussed, if you somehow don't own every Pink Floyd album (or want another copy), the band is reissuing material which hits record stores today.
Video from Jimmy Fallon and Bowery Ballroom, and the NYC show setlist, below...
The Shins: "Breathe" on Jimmy Fallon
Caring Is Creepy Shins Bowery ballroom September 25th
The Shins- Breathe. Pink Floyd cover. Live at the Bowery Ballroom 9/25/11
The Shins Sea Legs - The Bowery, NYC 9/25/11
Shins Sleeping Lessons Bowery ballroom September 25th
Shins New Slang at Bowery Ballroom Sept 25th
Shins @ Bowery Ballroom setlist
Caring is Creepy
Mine's Not a High Horse
Girl on the Wing
Know Your Onion!
Kissing the Lipless
So Says I
Girl Inform Me
One By One All Day
Ashes to Ashes (David Bowie cover)
Breathe (Pink Floyd cover)