Stereogum Does CMJ: We Are Wolves/Cut Off Your Hands/Imperial Teen/Biffy Clyro @ FADER Sideshow, NYC 10/18/07

By Stereogum / October 20, 2007 - 2:21 pm

That’s Biffy, nearly in the buff up there. So. We’ve had more than enough bands from Canada and/or bands with lupine names over the past few, but Abbey hit the FADER party on Thursday to see if Montreal’s We Are Wolves are yet another worth loving. And they are, opening the day festivities at the space with a set laced with howls and “merci”s before Imperial Teen shifted things up a bit, sometimes losing the crowd but always keeping it sharp. Cut Off Your Hands were on the bill, too, with a set of manic dance-punk that put Foals’ MHOW set to shame. Shades of ¡Foward, Russia! for sure, but those exclamatory Leeds kids aren’t here (where are they, anyway?). Cut Off Your Hands, say yeah, etc. Last up was the NME-beloved Glaswegians Biffy Clyro, whose solid set landed “like a punch to the head.” Some sonic samples:

We Are Wolves – “La Nature” (MP3)
Cut Off Your Hands – “You And I” (MP3)

More pics (plus) video of Biffy Clyro’s “Glitter” and Cut Off Your Hands covering Sonic awaits…


Cut Off Your Hands – “Witch” (Sonic Cover)

Biffy Clyro – “Glitter”

BIFFY CLYRO



CUT OFF YOUR HANDS


IMPERIAL TEEN

WE ARE WOLVES