Entries tagged with: Felix
photos by Joe McCabe
Yann Tiersen @ Irving Plaza
As [opener] Felix's set ambled to a close, the arrival of synthesizers, an electric bass, and guitars led to some murmurs in the audience. The crowd erupts into applause as four, lanky, forty-something men gathered on stage and equipped themselves with their distinctly 'rock' instruments. The most distinct of them all (gaunt, stubbled, and smoker's-lunged) was Yann Tiersen, who nestled in the corner of the smoky stage.Yann Tiersen played three NYC area shows in the past week+, including a free Record Store Day show at J&R on April 21, a show at Irving Plaza on April 27 (where these pics are from), and Music Hall of Williamsburg on April 28 (where the above review comes from).
...As the group's single "Palestine" growled menacingly through the venue, the projection cast an ominous flashing PALESTINE in white on the wall, an artful yet mysterious display. Mid-set, a lone, passionate violin crooned "Sur le Fil", much to the audience's delight. However, besides the occasional appearance of the glockenspiel and the faint cry of the violin among the laser-noises, the rest of the set was much more Brooklyn than Burgundy. -[The Highlighter]
The shows, part of a bigger tour with UK trio (previously a duo) Felix, are in support of Tiersen's latest effort, the Skyline LP out now on Anti Records. Felix also had a new baby to proudly display in their own Oh Holy Molar LP, out now via Kranky Records.
More pictures from Irving Plaza, including a shot of Yann's setlist, and all tour dates, below...