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  1. Avatar greginak says:

    MOAM are indeed good. There stuff tends to all blend together but its still good. I’ve downloaded (legally) a couple of their live shows which do sound hot. Being a sci fi movie fan i do love the movie snips and odd bits they through in.

    BTW i’ve been enjoying Burial. I found a bunch of other songs by them on spotify aside from the most of the playlist you had. The Kindred EP is really good. Its all in the emusic buy list for this month.Report

  2. Avatar Chris says:

    Wait, is the volume on? I can’t hear anything. Umm.. yeah, it’s turned all the way up, and all I hear is this ringing sound.

    Kidding… These songs sound great. I’m going to have to check out the new album.

    As for the loudness of MBV last night, we went to get some food immediately afterwards, and there was a crowd of people who’d clearly been at the show. We started talking to them about it, and everyone kept saying, “That wasn’t as loud as I expected it to be.” So we ate in the crowded restaurant that was pretty loud, then went home listening to music loud, and only when we walked into the silent house did I realize that there was a continuous ringing in my ear, and I must have been yelling at the restaurant.Report

    • Avatar Glyph in reply to Chris says:

      So I am wondering if they turned it down a bit for some reason, or if people’s expectations were set too high from hype? Because I knew it would be loud, and it was somehow way, way louder. During the infamous “holocaust section”, I kept thinking, “THIS is the loudest thing I have ever heard” – then it would somehow get even louder.

      How long did they draw out the “holocaust section”? Did you ever get a weird feeling in your gut? Were they giving out earplugs at the door? What’d you think in general?Report

      • Avatar Chris in reply to Glyph says:

        Yes, they were giving out earplugs, and I think everyone used them. I did get a weird feeling in my gut, but it wasn’t like the dubstep show, which someone described as a “mild heart attack.” The holocaust section (I didn’t have to think long to figure out what you meant by that) was pretty long, and was pretty friggin’ loud, but I could still hear people yelling, so it wasn’t truly deafening.

        I am wondering if they had to turn it down a bit, because Austin has very strict and rigorously enforced sound ordinances downtown. The bands don’t get fined, but the venues do, so they usually make sure the bands know the limits. The only time they aren’t as rigorously enforced is during SXSW, which may be why that DJ show in March was so incredibly loud — they kept asking one of the DJs to turn it down, which he did, but it was still too loud. My ears are still ringing a bit right now, but at no point did I fear that I might be suffering injuries to my internal organs like in March. Seriously, I cannot understand how the young people that go to those shows often still have functioning spleens.

        Overall we had a lot of fun and really enjoyed it. Definitely one of the better shows I’ve been to in some time, not just because the band put on a great performance, but because unlike sooooo many Austin shows, the crowd actually seemed to be in the mood to have fun, and not merely in the mood to post pictures on Instagram proving that they were at a show.Report

      • Avatar Glyph in reply to Glyph says:

        They played in a downtown outdoor brick courtyard in my hometown (which also has strict noise ordinances, though I am unsure if they were as strict then, as they are now) around maybe 1992 or so (I didn’t attend), and supposedly the venue owner was PISSED, and said he would never, ever have them back again.Report

      • Avatar Chris in reply to Glyph says:

        The noise ordinances in Austin, which were enacted in the early-to-mid Aughts (I can’t remember exactly, maybe ’03 or ’04?), are widely credited with killing Austin’s live music scene. Before then, 6th street and the surrounding area was sort of like the French Quarter in New Orleans in that you could not go down there on any night of the week without hearing live music from every other club. After the noise ordinances were enacted, the live music clubs were replaced with shot bars and night clubs with dance floors that nobody used, and the live music either moved to the areas surrounding downtown, or out of Austin altogether. That Austin has continued to call itself the Live Music Capital of the world since then is a bit of a joke, though it might reasonably be called the Festival Capital of the World now, what with SXSW, Fun Fun Fun, and ACL, along with a handful of smaller festivals.Report