Saturday, December 02, 2006

This Is Live: The New Deal In Ottawa

The New Deal play at the Bowery Ballroom in a couple weeks as part of their eastern US Tour. They're a bit of an anomaly in electronica, as their body of work is entirely focused on live shows, a striking contrast to a genre dominated by studio production. Their albums are actually constructed with various excerpts of past performances, and it's possible to hear (distorted) crowd noise at points. As strange as it may sound, they're basically an electro jam band, but they pull it off quite well.

This set was recorded at Ottawa's Babylon Club on January 18th, 2002. Thanks to J-P Thibault and etree for the original recording. It's a bit daunting, but I've also included links to some samples, courtesy of the official site, as a bit of an introduction. These offer a pretty good taste of the band, and you could also try either half of "Receiver" before diving into the full set. Incidentally, I had a bout of déjà vu when hearing "Don't Blame Yourself" for the first time, as I had just been listening to Feist's Red Demos. Your ears aren't deceiving you; she provides the vocals.


Gone Gone Gone (90 sec sample)
Don't Blame Yourself (90 sec sample)

1. Intro
2. Glide / The Ray Parker Suite: Part II
3. Back To The Middle
4. Self Orbit
5. Back To The Middle
6. Ravine
7. Deep Sun
8. Interlude
9. My Head, My Head
10. Receiver
11. Funkytown
12. Receiver
13. I Feel Love
14. Moonscraper

Bank Holiday: Here

In other news...

Chris Walla is producing the next T&S album! I'll definitely have to put up a celebratory post at some point, but here's some instant gratification:

Tegan and Sara vs. Mylo - Walking With A Ghost In Paris

Again, head over to the official site for many more samples.

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