October 1, 2006
Outback Steakhouse’s latest ad musicians showed up in Urbana, IL to headline the much-hyped 10th Anniversary Polyvinyl Party. Althought the crowd was full of diehards, I’m not sure anyone expected Music Man covers, onstage theatrics involving a handcuffs, a whip, and Saran wrap, and a complete disreguard for simple things like… clothing. The band brought out all the stops for the college town crowd and moreso than any other indie band I’ve seen, they were treated like rock stars (you wouldn’t expect girls in the front to scream and constantly try to touch the lead singer at a Tapes n’ Tapes show)
I was really impressed with the setlist at this show, it actually seems like it was constructed for a fan just like me who loves their newer albums, but is only familiar with a few “classics” on the older ones. The best part really was seeing leaked songs like “She’s A Rejector” and “Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse” being played and people actually knowing all the words. “Till There Was You” (Music Man), “Bat Macumba” (Os Mutantes) and “**** The Pain Away” (Peaches) were all covered by the band.
Kevin Barnes clothing progression:
puffy red blouse, skirt, and big red boots –> mini skirt, flowing half-shirt –> mini-skirt (no top)–> daisy duke jean shorts, signature red jacket –> daisy dukes (no top)
I posted a video of Requiem for O.M.M. 2 a while back and here’s another video from the night. It’s called “Heimdalsgate Like a Promethean Curse” which is my new favorite Of Montreal tune and probably the song that makes me want dance more than any other song in the world. I still haven’t figured out how to pronounce the name so I just call it “Chemicals!”. Here’s the video (sorry it’s short) and MP3:
Music For Kids Who Can’t Read Good is in the midst of a change of epic porportions. Get ready to update your bookmarks!
Tags: Pygmalion Fest 06