new Panda Bear video: "Comfy in Nautica"
Here's the second video from -- spoiler alert -- our album of the year, Person Pitch. The clip, directed by Patrick O'Dell and Sam Salganik, is essentially a typical skate video, except it features a dude emerging from the sea on his skateboard. And it has a much better soundtrack than most skate videos. This is exactly the video I had hoped for, but for the wrong song ("Take Pills," with the skateboard sample laced throughout, would've been the obvious choice):
Panda Bear Comfy in Nautica
David took in Devotchka's annual "Day of the Dead Gala" in Denver this past weekend. Here's what he had to say:
"The costume-infused Day of the Dead Gala was a festive, if not commanding testament to Devotchka's much, much deserved, yet irretrievably odd control over the diffuse audiences they woo. In a night where the band executed an absurdist pre-Halloween bacchanalia with dangling trapeze artists and ritualistic Mexican death ceremonies, throngs and throngs toasted and reciprocated in droves. This merely speaks a ton about the strength of a sound that reminds us that fine music simply cuts through. Multi-instrumentalist Shawn King freely admits that the foursome are "a stange anomaly," and if it wasn't all too apparent after such an impressive performance and baroque conceptual display, then perhaps it will be ever more clear when we're graced with their new batch of tunes sometime next year."
shawn and tom of Devotchka
shawn king of devotchka
Nick Urata of Devotchka
Jeanie Schroder of Devotchka
Polaroids by David and Tamara Gallegos. Drop by here for more coverage, live shots, etc.