Friday, March 28, 2008

Chris Garneau @ The Music Hall of Williamsburg on 3/23/08

I recently attended the Music Hall of Williamsburg, aka, "McBowery" for a performance by not only Xiu Xiu but a man known as Chris Garneau. You may have heard his music during Grey's Anatomy episodes or maybe you are just cool enough to know that it's some of the most beautiful music being made right now. My history with his music is bitter sweet. I went to a Frog Eyes show that featured Alex Delivery and Chris as the openers. I arrived just in time for A.D. and was really impressed. After Frog Eyes completed their usual amazing set i couldnt help but think how incredible Chris' act must have been considering the other talents sharing the stage that night. I got home and immediately downloaded some hard to find tracks of his and was an instant fan. I have since been to any and every of Chris' shows that I possibly could've. Even left a Beirut show prior to their encore to make his appearance @ Soundfix in Williamsburg a few months back. He's that good. With no other similar sound for my ears to compare it to, I would have to say Music for Tourists and C Sides are my favorite albums in the last year or so. WIth this being said, here are the songs he performed on Easter Sunday and if you ask me they are more amazing than someone rising from the dead.

1. You

2. Castle Time

3. Relief

4. New Song

5. Black and Blue

6. Between the Bars (Elliott Smith cover)

7. Blackout

8. Not Nice

enjoy! and stay tuned for XIU XIU !


At 11:31 PM , Blogger CocteauBoy said...

we need to know each other! i have been to every show, too! actually, DO we already know each other?

thanks for the mp3s! that was my first time hearing the "new song" and I am so happy to have a copy!


troy aka CocteauBoy

At 8:40 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for a great recording! i don't have a chance to visit xiu xiu concerts, so this is the only way i can hear them live.

patiently waiting for more recordings!

thanks again

At 7:41 PM , Anonymous j_faren said...

tracks 1 4 5 and 6 downloaded aren't Chris Garneau... would you by any chance be able to re-upload them ? Thanks so much for posting these !

At 6:04 AM , Anonymous olivier said...

Thank you so much for posting these live tracks.
Could you please re-upload tracks 1, 4, 5 and 6.

At 12:29 PM , Blogger olivier said...

Thank you so much for posting these live tracks.
Could you please re-upload tracks 1, 4, 5 and 6.


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