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This wasn't Ghostland Observatory's first time on the Austin City Limits stage. That honor occurred in March on a live broadcast for KEXP, but this was the local duo's first full concert for an international television audience, and there are a few moments during the opening bleeps of "Piano Man" that capture the importance of this 2007 performance. Braided frontman Aaron Behrens, with his back toward the audience, clasps his hands in prayer toward his partner in rhythm, Thomas Turner. Then the beat drops, and everything's business as usual. Recorded in July, edited down to 14 songs, and rushed to video before the segment's initial airdate, GLO's set is unsurprisingly tight, the jerky push and pull of drum/guitar movers "Ghetto Magnet" and "All You Rock & Rollers" translating better than the electro-dance protocol of "Move With Your Lover" and "Robotique Majestique." Still, this DVD commemorates what Ghostland Observatory does best: turn spaces into parties.

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