Sorry to have to do this, and also very psyched to have to do this: Scott, Brandon, and I are piling into a rental car in a few minutes, making the trek from Brooklyn to Monticello to join the welcome wagon for My Bloody Valentine’s first US show in 16 years, at ATP NY this weekend. It’s like a blogger high holiday. Things get started tonight with full album performances from Tortoise (Millions Now Living…) and Built To Spill (Perfect From Now On) and etc., and keep going at the Kutshers country club until Sunday night’s noise holocaust.
Going? Bring earplugs. (And also the the full timetable.) If not, you still can partake thanks to WFMU’s live streaming sets on Saturday and Sunday, (including Growing, Low, Om, Polvo, Thee Mt. Silver Zion Orchestra, Lightning Bolt, Lilys, Yo La, Mercury Rev, and Dino Jr. — and they promise even more, so keep an eye on the site). While you’re streaming, check in here for photo/verbal reportage through the weekend.
And in case you don’t know why this MBV thing is sort of a big deal, please accept this refresher:
And that’s what they sound like now. Damn.