Another local highlight reel with Spoon and Matador at 21
By Austin Powell, 3:40PM, Wed. Nov. 17, 2010
On this week's edition of Wednesday Rewind, Spoon gets paranormal and the Black Angels entertain Rolling Stone, while the Octopus Project just gets weirder and weirder. Plus, a couple of local highlights from Matador at 21.
Spoon, “Nobody Gets Me But You”
Inspired by Britt Daniel's experience watching Melbourne, Australia's excellent Eddy Current Suppression Ring via simulcast above the bar at NYC's Cake Shop, Spoon took the same approach for Transference stunner “Nobody Gets Me But You.” It's quite brilliant, a lo-fi surveillance feed that sounds and looks like it was recorded live.
Spoon, “No Time”
On that note, Myspace has posted some highlights from Matador Records' 21st anniversary bash at the Palms Casino in Las Vegas. Spoon paid tribute to the late Jay Reatard with a poignant rendition of “No Time” from Matador Singles '08.
Shearwater, “Black Eyes”
While OTR hasn't been able to track down any footage of Harlem from the “The Lost Weekend,” here's Shearwater – perhaps the most out-of-place band in Vegas – tackling “Black Eyes,” the standout from this year's The Golden Archipelago. If you haven't yet seen Thor Harris' essential guide “How to Tour in a Band or Whatever,” don't miss this week's column.
The Black Angels, “Entrance Song”
The Black Angels’ were recently named Rolling Stone’s Band of the Week. The title coincided with a stripped down, three-song set filmed set at the magazine’s NYC headquarters, featuring Kyle Hunt on harmonium. The Angels’ tour with Black Mountain hits La Zona Rosa on Friday. View all three videos here.
The Octopus Project, “Catalog”
Here's the latest Wiley Wiggins mind-warp for Hexadecagon, which is reviewed in this week's issue. The Octopus Project stages its eight-channel spectacle at the East Side Drive-In on Dec. 3.
Dead Reckoning, “3”
Famed British rock critic Everett True listed “21 Femme-led pop/punk recommendations from Facebook” on his blog. Among those to make the cut was Austin's Dead Reckoning, a little known punk outfit shown here live at Red Eyed Fly. Be sure to cast your vote. The top four will be featured in True's next Bust column.
54 Reality Show
Last but not least, Crew54 has compiled its personal Fun Fun Fun Fest recap for the latest installment of the Killeen duo's 54 Reality Show.