>> Friday, September 26, 2008
Mykael here, blogging Ell-Eye-Vee-Eee from Magicial Minneapolis USA where there ain't a recycle bin in sight, where that lovely magical potion we call alcohol is dirt cheap, and, oh, where Sigur Ros just blew the minds of everyone at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minny.
Opening act Parachutes were great and were sorta like the first born child of Sigur Ros and Mum, if they reproduced. In fact, the male singer had a Jonsi-ish falsetto wail while the female singer cooed childlsly like Mum's ex-lead singer Kristin.
I wound up buying their EP and 10" and can't wait to drop the needle on the latter.
Sigur Ros were, well, transcendent. While I didn't love the show as much as when I saw them in 2005, they were utterly intoxicating, playing a healthy mix of new material peppered with select tracks from Takk, (), and Agaetis Byrjun. I was particulary blown away by the spirited "Gobbledigook", which featured members of Parachutes pounding on drums, and "Ny Battery" off AB which is still resonating, even though the show ended almost three hours ago.
I am *so* glad I made the trip. AND I just discovered Hanson (yes, Hanson) is playing tomorrow night. Their show is currently on the "possibile, but highly unlikely" list for tomorrow.
Wish you were here.