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“And those grand halls of correction, well I think that they’re here to stay”

Frank Black is a god damned national treasure.

“We are all we have tonight”

“Oh the dreamers may die, but the dream lives on”

Man, no one does over-the-top, magisterial prog metal quite like Iron Maiden. First album in five years, sixteenth studio album, and it features an 18-minute-long epic about a doomed steampunk airship. It’d be a joke if it weren’t so damned well done.

“…the mighty roar of the robot guns.”

The Protomen covering Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper” as only they can.

“It’s warm and golden like an oven that’s wide open”

“She caves”

As good as Bright Eyes was and is, I can’t escape the creeping notion that Mike Mogis was too good for the band by half.

“Boom boom boom boom”

John Lee Hooker covered on the gayageum. Damn I love the Internet sometimes.

“…Didn’t help.”

“I still sleep on the right side”

One of these days I will just embrace my super fandom and turn this into a full-time Silversun Pickups blog.

But today cannot be that day, because, to my great sadness and shame, I managed to miss them performing this amazing acoustic set at Sun Liquor here in Seattle last month. Definitely worth listening to the whole thing, but if you’re the impatient type, you should at least jump to 27:26 and listen to them tear through “Lazy Eye”.

“We only want it with the lights out”

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