Sigur Rós, New York City

Dominating my CD player for the past couple of days has been Miriodor’s new album, Mekano, which I received from Cuneiform last week. It kicks. Review coming.

Just bought tickets to the Sigur Rós and The Album Leaf show in New York next Monday. I’m really psyched for it - the last show Sigur Rós did in New York they thought was horrible, but I really enjoyed; and also, I’ve heard some The Album Leaf MP3s and they’re really, really nice. Unfortunately, I’m not able to make it to the Birdsongs of the Mesozoic free show that’s happening tonight, but one of my friends (an insatiable fan of Radiohead among others, who seems to like all the post-rock I throw at her) listened to Petrophonics and decided to check out the show… so at least I’ll get to hear a firsthand report while I stew in my envy.

In the wake of the September 11 bombings, the monologue in Godspeed You Black Emperor!’s “dead flag blues” is horribly appropriate. “The skyline was beautiful on fire” - “The buildings tumbled in on themselves” - “I open up my wallet and it’s full of blood”…

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