The Gods Themselves are readying the preparation of Be My Animal, which is being released early next year, and with that, they’re taking aim at “tech boys” with their latest single. Musically, it reminds me a lot of a Chromeo meeting up with Electric Six…hitting hard with an electro crunch and a soulful vocal drawl. The song deals with the band’s disenchantment with the influx of tech industry and its workers into the city of Seattle (take note Austin readers!); the band are none too happy with the bravado and entitlement that’s been brought into their city. Still, what makes a great track is its ability to sneak under your skin and stay there. Look for the group’s new LP on January 20th of next year.
Weekend One of ACL was nothing but fun. Hopefully, you followed along on the intarwebs with the Twitter and Bookface. Me and the people I like a lot spent time in the sun, luckily. It was like a fest of two halves split by a cold front. Oppressing heat and humidity dominated until about 3pm on Saturday and after that, Chamber of Commerce. I will be making a #dontmovehere flag for next year just in case the stars align to give us that glorious cold front of blue skies.
I loved Wild Cub, Electric Six, Lionel Richie, Depeche Mode and The Cure. The collection of photos includes plenty of random revelers that we know as festival people. Click through for a couple extra notes and plenty of pics. See if you can find yourself…
I’ll be honest, I haven’t really kept in touch with the music of Electric Six in a few years, but they have to be doing fairly well for themselves considering they are playing outside at Emo’s this Wednesday night; you don’t get that gig being small potatoes. Tickets are way cheap at only $10, and you can buy them here. Rest assured, you’ll be sure to hear their classic hit, and one of my favorites, which I’ve placed below for you enjoyment.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/electric-six-danger-high-voltage.mp3]
Download: Electric Six – Danger High Voltage [MP3]