25 May 2008

Islands @ Webster Hall, NYC 5/24/08

In case you couldn't already tell, we really love the new Islands album around here. It's all in the strings, I swear. And seeing their two violinists go at it live in an all-out, rapid fire duel just solidified how truly epic the band's newfound sound really is. Holy crap, those guys handle their bows with a vigor and passion reserved for lovers.
Naturally the new material translated fantastic live, especially the 11 minute epic "Vertigo". But old faves like "Rough Gem" were also a blast. And hey, not one, but two encores.

Islands - Kids Don't Know Shit.m4a

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