Monday, April 27, 2009

Mates of State/Black Kids @ La Zona

Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How to Dance With You video via YouTube

I feel like Black Kids had kind of bottle-rocket thing going on last year. They had a really buzzy EP toward the end of '07 that almost no one listened to. Then their album came out Springish '08 and it was all over the radio, on television and in movies. In that moment, let's say July '08, I feel like they reached peak saturation and fizzled. I'm not saying they're a bad band, by any means, in fact I recommend you see them at La Zona Rosa tomorrow night. Partly 'cause the Black Kids have such catchy, New-Wave tunes but mostly because Mates of State are the opening act.

Free Mp3's courtesy of Barsuk Records, thanks.

Free Mp3 ---> Mates of State - My Only Offer

Free Mp3 ---> Mates of State - Think Long

Free Mp3 ---> Mates of State - Fraud in the 80's

Have you ever gone to a concert just to see the opening band? I saw Cake once just because the Walkmen were opening. Cake put on a good show too but I didn't stay for their whole set. I also went to see the Cure during their Curiouso tour so I could see all the opening bands. I left shortly after Boys Don't Cry but that was mostly a parking lot/traffic issue. In any case, at this point, tickets are still on available for tomorrow night's show and they'll set you back about $25.

In a completely and totally unrelated note whilst perusing YouTube I discovered this video of Bon Iver doing Dance, Dance, Dance with Lykke Li. How did I not hear about this already? I love Bon Iver AND Lykke Li!

Lykke Li with Bon Iver - Dance, Dance, Dance video via YouTube

And this is related to the last thing but not the first thing, it's another Bon Iver cover song...technically it's a Feist cover by Bon Iver from Aussie radio.

Bon Iver - The Park video via YouTube

Feist - 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sesame Street Version) video via YouTube