As great as Wolf Parade were, I’d like to take this opportunity to talk about their fantastic openers, Ogre You Asshole. They’re Japanese and sing in their native language, but that was no barrier at all. Their songs are bright, angular, and thoroughly impressed everyone with their tight construction. Gone was the typical Nashville standing around with folded arms; it was the perfect warm-up. Ogre You Asshole also had the benefit of audible vocals, unlike Wolf Parade. (Get it together, Exit/In.) Of course, there was still quite the singalong for songs like “I’ll Believe In Anything” and “This Heart’s On Fire.” Frontman Spencer Krug looked more manic as the set progressed, featuring tracks from At Mount Zoomer and latest LP Expo 86.
Ogre You Asshole:
Full set here
It’s that time of year again, where the weather’s getting warmer, the sun actually comes out, and happy couples seem a little more sickly sweet. Here’s a playlist for lazy late afternoons lying in the grass and wishing your allergies weren’t so awful.
1. Mates Of State – Laura (Girls cover)
2. Friendly Fires – I’m Good I’m Gone (Lykke Li cover)
3. The Morning Benders – Dreams (Fleetwood Mac cover)
4. Jónsi – Time To Pretend (MGMT cover)
5. Her Space Holiday – I’ll Believe In Anything (Wolf Parade cover)
6. M. Ward – Let’s Dance (David Bowie cover)
7. The National – Clampdown (The Clash cover)
8. Vampire Weekend – Ruby Soho (Rancid cover)
Listen here @ 8tracks.
Read more about Mates Of State’s latest covers venture here @ TheMusic.fm.
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