Thursday, October 08, 2009

Song of the Week 10/2/09

Phoenix - "1901"

I didn't see as much music at this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival as I have in the past three editions. (Stupid drought-ending rain.) Out of the acts I had never watched before, Phoenix were by far the best. Who knew a bunch of Frenchman could be so entertaining? And when the band played the opening notes of "1901," the crowd (which was an extremely impressive size for a Friday afternoon at ACL) went nuts. (See an example below.) The band fed off that energy all afternoon, and were genuinely moved by the amount of people who had decided to check them out on a beautiful day in Zilker Park.

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