Entries tagged with: Mobius Band
photos by Ryan Muir
At what can only be described as one of the worst live shows I've ever seen, Das Racist took the stage of Public Assembly Sunday night (8/30) (around 11:30pm) (four hours after the Grizzly Bear show had ended right down the street) and proceeded to play 3 or 4 or was it 5 songs with an extended Wesleyan-related lineup (Ryan says they called the whole band "Spanish Broads").
The jokey trio, Das Racist, already permanently feature a member of Boy Crisis on drums. They also have a college in common with many bands that now call Brooklyn home. Santigold, MGMT, Amazing Baby, Bear Hands, Francis & the Lights, Extra Life, Mobius Band, Boy Crisis and Chairlift are all from, or have members who went to Wesleyan University in CT. Apache Beat might not be directly related to Wesleyan (I can't say for sure), but like Suckers, I'll just throw them into that MGMT-friends, Wesleyan-related group.
Despot somehow fits into all this too. We know he is tight with Islands who Das Racist recently opened for. And he's friends with Amazing Baby too. MGMT are also one of his top friends. And by the way he was getting all close with Das Racist on stage at Public Assembly, I guess they are good friends too.
Imagine 20 kids being introduced to instruments for the first time. They're brought into a classroom, at a 'touch museum' or in pre-school, and they're all handed various noise-making devices. One gets a triangle, another a tambourine. Some get to beat drums, while others rub a stick back and forth on a grooved piece of wood. They all start making noise at the same time. Now just replace the triangles and grooved wood things with drum machines and microphones. Throw in very loud, amplified volume, and you've sort of got Sunday night's show.
Despot did not rap at all. The Taco Bell song, or a version of it, was one of the 'songs' played. The person in the ET mask is a dude from Chairlift. Cerebral Ballzy opened the free show, but I missed them because I was next door at Music Hall of Williamsburg trying to figure out who Edward Sharpe was (more on that later). More pictures from the Public Assembly show below...
2008, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, FREE
July 13 - Mobius Band & Amazing Baby (after Breeders @ McCarren)
July 17 - DJ Spooky (after DJ Shadow @ McCarren)
July 20 - Celebration (after Liars @ McCarren)
Aug 24 - Heloise & the Savoir Faire & Project Jenny, Project Jan (after TBA @ McCarren)
Many more free NYC shows are listed HERE.
TONIGHT @ MUSIC HALL: Kimya Dawson (not free)
photos by Bao Nguyen
Cut Copy are playing Bowery Ballroom one day after they probably play Studio B w/ Black Kids in May. Tickets are on sale. Cut Copy are also playing Mercury Lounge & Studio B in March. Check out some videos below...
DOWNLOAD: All songs .zip (ZIP FILE)
DOWNLOAD: Razor Love (Neil Young) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Baby We'll Be Fine (The National) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mobius Band in a Green Cotton Sweater (Casiotone FT Painfully A)
DOWNLOAD: I'll Keep It With Mine (Bob Dylan) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Digital Love (Daft Punk) (MP3)
Brooklyn/Massachusetts-based trio Mobius Band is not unfamiliar with the EP format. They produced four separate EP's before their first LP, "The Loving Sounds of Static," was released in 2005. Now, on the heels of the bands sophomore LP "Heaven" comes a new twist on an old theme - a free covers EP of love songs recorded in Massachusetts, and just in time for you and your sweetie (or perhaps your ex) to celebrate Valentine's Day.Mobius Band leave on a tour of Europe with Editors next week. Those dates below...
Mobius Band & Tigercity are at Bowery Ballroom in NYC tonight (Nov 29, 2007), and they're on tour. Win a pair of tickets to tonight's show by emailing BVCONTESTS@HOTMAIL.COM (subject: Mobius) right now. Include your first and last name. Two winners will be picked and contacted. All tour dates below....
DOWNLOAD: Matthew Dear's Big Hands - Pom Pom (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Matthew Dear's Big Hands - Deserter (Four Tet remix) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Matthew Dear's Big Hands - Midnight Lovers (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mobius Band - Hallie (MP3)
Matthew Dear's Big Hands @ Sonar 2007 (CRED)
Mobius Band @ Hiro Ballroom - July 19, 2007 (CRED)
"Chameleonic electro mastermind Matthew Dear will hit the road with former Ghostly labelmates and Asa Breed guests Mobius Band this fall for a co-headlining tour of North America. Dear will be accompanied by his band Matthew Dear's Big Hands for the trek." [Pitchfork]
Tickets are on sale for an October 1st show at Mercury Lounge in NYC. All tour dates below....