I was out of Dublin for the weekend so missed Deerhunter, DM Stith (dreamt I was there though strangely), Jape and Africa Day but my trip included a visit to Belfast for Club AU where I saw the Belfast Egyptian Lover in the form of 19 year-old Space Dimension Controller rock his 808 and cowbell. Tremendous.
As you’re probably aware by now, Grizzly Bear’s new album Veckatimest is one of the albums of 2009 and as well as an the album being officially released, a couple of interesting related videos and bits popped up on Friday after I left. Number one – the sparkle exploding heads of weirdness video for one of my tunes of the year, ‘Two Weeks’ as directed by Patrick Daughters. Second, the glorious album is streaming in full on their Myspace and third, a Black Cab Session.