The world is in the midst of an electronic music renaissance, and you find most of this boon of producers laying claim to the club-friendly, bass-dropping variety, holing up in the the free-flowing world of hip-hop beatmaking or pitching their tent on the out-there, boundary-pushing EDM camp.
Broncho has never been hurting in the hook department. The success of the trio’s 2011 debut, Can’t Get Past the Lips, was predicated mostly on its ability to marry melodies with kinetic guitar riffs and anarchic energy. Yet we’ve heard nothing to the degree of pure pop catchiness on display in “Class Historian,” the new single from Broncho’s upcoming sophomore album, Just Enough Hip to Be Woman.
No one wants to be forgotten; everyone wants some sort of legacy, a mark they leave behind as they exit this life for whatever lies beyond.
And for as long as there has been death, there have been monuments — whether austere or understated, abstract or concrete, prominent or tucked away in private — erected by the ones they loved to assure that remembrance, at least for a time.
Some of the best albums and artists were born out of happy accidents owed to varying degrees of early suckage — the perfect note or chord for a song found by missing the one you are aiming for, failed mimicry of an idol bearing something entirely new and great instead.
Three hours’ drive to Dallas couldn’t deter a horde of Oklahomans from seeing the state’s most recently successful band play one of the biggest stages of its career last night.
Yes, Other Lives strolled through Dallas on tour with Radiohead, and the result was nothing short of wonderful. Hearing Thom Yorke praise the Stillwater group at the end of his band’s two-hours-plus set seemed like a pretty big victory for Oklahoma.
Check out our photos of Other Lives, and then Radiohead’s set list — which included some odd surprises — below. I’d take the time to write about it, but I’m still a little bit too much in awe from the whole experience to do it justice.
To put it short, however, the evening was light on frenetic Jonny Greenwood guitar moments (I would’ve sacrificed my firstborn for “Electioneering”), and heavy on intricate, deep-groove rhythmics, as Radiohead played heavily from The King of Limbs.
Radiohead set list “Bloom” “Little by Little” “Weird Fishes/Arpeggi” “Morning Mr. Magpie” “The Gloaming” “The Daily Mail” “Pyramid Song” “The Amazing Sounds of Orgy” (note: this song failed to inspire any orgy-like behavior amongst the crowd) “Karma Police” “15 Step” “Staircase” “Identikit” “Lotus Flower” “There There” “Feral” “Idioteque” encore break “Separator” “Climbing Up the Walls” “Bodysnatchers” “Everything in Its Right Place” encore break “Give Up the Ghost” (just Yorke and Greenwood) “Skirting on the Surface” “Reckoner” “Paranoid Android”
Pitchfork reports that last night was the band’s live debut of “The Amazing Sounds of Orgy” and “Skirting on the Surface.” Related: Radiohead has an impressive army of nerd-tastic, note-scribbling followers out there.