Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Reasons the New Pornographers are great

see nos. 3, 4, 6, 9 and 11

1. they're Canadian

2. they used an instrument I couldn't identify

3. the lead guitarist plays a pointy guitar

4. each of the band members had a microphone (except for the bass player, who resembled Will Ferrell as depressed, unemployed Ron Burgundy and was busy drinking anyway, so that's OK) -- and used it

5. there are at least nine people in the band

6. the drummer, who is now on my list of favorite drummers

7. they're lo-tech -- they wore black earpieces and had their mic/monitor packs clipped visibly to their pants

8. they love what they do, and you can tell

9. Neko Case: not only a beautiful, earnest singer, but a heck of a tambourine player!

10. the other girl (Kathryn Calder) plays the accordion, among other things

11. harmony! lots of it!

see nos. 2, 4, 5 and 8

1 comment:

Holly said...

Hey Kathleen!
I hope their unidentified instrument was a Theramin or a Melodica... that would definitely convince me to pick up one of their albums.
I hope I make it back to Atlanta in time for Messiah, but I'm getting home pretty close to Christmas. Either way, it's great to hear from you!