Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Setlist from Animal Collective last night

Just in case anyone was wondering, here are the songs they played. Hope everyone (or anyone) enjoyed (or actually read) my Twittering last night.

Setlist from memory, with highlights in italics:
In the Flowers
Who Could Win a Rabbit
My Girls
Summertime Clothes
Leaf House
What Would I Want Sky (new)
Lablakely Dress-> Fireworks
Lion in a Coma
Daily Routine
Bleed (new)
Also Frightened

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Here at Pretension and Perk, we are big fans of the future. It sounds like a pretty cool time. Because of this, we embrace any possible hints at what it may be like, such as "The Twitter". Maybe you have heard of it. We're going to operate under the assumption that you have indeed heard of it and are far more familiar with it than we are.

As you may have noticed in our "Pretension and Perk will totally be at" section, a staff writer (who, as it turns out, is also the editor, founder, and writer of this and all posts at Pretension and Perk) will be attending Animal Collective's show tonight at the Electric Factory. In order to provide our readers with the most up-to-the-minute coverage of this show, our reporter will be utilizing Pretension and Perk's Twitter account. The fact that approximately 90% of our readers will actually be at this show does not discourage us one bit. Check it out from 8:30-11:30, because that is probably when things will be happening.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

albums reviews based on the first play on words that I make from the album title

Bonnie "Prince" Billy- Beware
You should beware of this album.

Woods- Songs of Shame
It's a shame that these songs are so awful.

Pains of Being Pure at Heart- Pains of Being Pure at Heart
More like the Pains of Listening to This Album.

Morrissey- Years of Refusal
I wish this had been the year that I refused to listen to another terrible Morrissey release.

Dirty Projectors- Bitte Orca
I would rather bite an orca than listen to this album again? ...sorry

Bill Callahan- Sometimes I Wish We Were an Eagle
Sometimes I wish I had not bothered with this record.

Magnolia Electric Co.- It's Made Me Cry
Too easy.

White Rabbits- It's Frightening
Too easy.

Fischerspooner- Entertainment
Hardly qualifies as such.

I am forced to inquire: what now, bizz-itches?

Mika Miko has instantly become very close to my heart

Mika Miko is sufficiently rad to fill any sort of voids that Be Your Own Pet's split might have left. Basically, they dish out most things I love and have ever loved about punk rawk. So, to pay homage to what Mika Miko does so well, I'm going to keep this post short and simple.

Mika Miko is way hawt and you should buy their album We Be Xuxa.
And I actually just kept the post short and simple because I am lazy. What was that I had said about a Dinosaur Jr. review?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I can has logo?

The answer to the above question is a resounding "yes"!
Thanks to the immense generosity of John Teoli (founder, editor, and sole contributor to a quality new music blog called Quality New Music), Pretension and Perk now has a logo. Teoli rose to the challenge quite proficiently, satisfying all three of my requirements: it had to include me, it had to have a gramophone, and it had to fit the color scheme. He even managed to keep any sort of obscene images out of this logo, which came as a huge surprise to me.

I'm so goshdarned excited that I might actually write that review of the Dinosaur Jr. show after all! But just so you know it will mostly be just complaints about the venue.