After the ubiquity of “Young Folks,” a comprehensive sweep of NYC shows, and the indefatigable insistence of the Asian Riff, we sorta figured we’d had our fill of PB&J. But yesterday’s set at the Mojave tent was simply irresistible, the Swedes pleasing the cramped crowd with Writer’s Block faves “Amsterdam” (Bjorn remembered the lyrics this time), the heart-warming sing along “Paris 2004,” and a jaunty romp through “Let’s Call It Off.” No secret which tune the young folks were waiting for all set long, of course, and the tent erupted in welcome of the Shout Out Louds? Bebban Stenborg who pinch-hit for Concretes’ Victoria Bergsman.
If you haven’t seen ‘em in awhile, Bjorn still attempts small talk with complete disregard for has lack of English proficiency, John’s harmonies are ace as always, and Peter’s versatile guitar playing grows with each two-legged leap. And, he and Bjorn are still total hams.