Monday, October 22, 2007

CMJ recap: Celebration

"Hands Off My Gold"

Wednesday afternoon was when it started to get hectic. After spending Tuesday evening at the Bowery Ballroom with Bon Iver, The Shaky Hands (more about them later) and The Rosebuds (among others), we hit up Hiro latenight for a ridiculous set of obscure disco by James Murphy.
Sore from shooting lasers and head banging, we spent our wednesday afternoon bar hopping on the lower east side, popping in and out of showcases. One of the best shows we happened to catch was from B-More psych-art rockers Celebration. With an ever changing schdule dominating the Brooklyn Vegan showcase at Piano's, we were lucky to stick around for Annie Mac's DJ set and catch the melodic noise of Celebration's set of blowing Baritone's, super reverberated organs and at times 4 different percussionists, all while Katrina Ford wailed, and I mean wailed, on the mic. Still haven't heard Modern Tribe yet, released 2 weeks ago on 4AD, but I highly recommend checking them out live. This Simian Mobile Disco remix of the band's "Hands Off My Gold" might not be exactly what Celebration's about but it's a damn good intro to a band we are to sure hear alot about over the coming years. For fans of the YYY's and TVOTR.

Celebration- Hands Off My Gold (Simian Mobile Disco Remix)

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