Friday, March 27, 2009

Chairlift Play Exit/In Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 8:08 AM

Greenpoint electro-popsters and former MGMT roomies Chairlift come to Exit/In on Saturday. Their song "Evident Utensil" sounds kind of like a bunch of Natasha Khan, Right Said Fred and "Who's Gonna Drive You Home, Tonight?" all trying to squeeze into the same pair of skinny jeans. This song might be about a pencil--which is an implement, not a utensil. Then again it might be about love and law and poverty. Tevs.

You might notice that this video is pretty much horrible-looking, but in a way that might be familiar. Like Kanye's "Welcome to Heartbreak," for instance, or the video it's posted on YouTube as a response to, Paperrad's "Umbrella Zombie Mistake." The technique is called datamoshing (sometimes written as data moshing) and is basically the visual equivalent of Auto-Tune: It looks bad and is totally "now." Which means it will soon be "so five minutes ago," which hopefully won't take longer than five minutes. I'd rather have some glitchNES anyway. (9 p.m. Acrylic and Oblio open. $10 or $12 at the door.)

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