The Last Shadow Puppets (Alex Turner & Miles Kane) @ Cake Shop, NYC 3/5/08

The Last Shadow Puppets (Alex Turner & Miles Kane) @ Cake Shop, NYC 3/5/08
Photos by Kyle Dean Reinford, Video by Abbey Braden

Remember a couple of years ago when Arctic Monkeys came to NYC for a couple of shows and everyone freaked out? Well it’s happened again, only this time Alex Turner has a new travelmate, and the shows were just a little lower key (record stores and cake shops instead of Mercurys and Bowerys). The cheeky Monkey’s joined up with the Rascals’ Miles Kane to form the Last Shadow Puppets, and here they are, USA. Actually, here they are, world: The two shows this week (Tuesday at Brooklyn’s Sound Fix Records, Wednesday late night at Cake Shop) were the duo’s live debut, period. Our friends Abbey and Kyle left impressed and sent over some video and photo souvenirs to rub it in. First up is Abbey’s vid of the “The Age Of Understatement,” which is the perfect song for the soundtrack of a spaghetti western, were it to be set in London:

Good tune. Obviously the studio version’s even better, which you can check via a just released, proper pitchfork.tv-style video at theageoftheunderstatement.com (full screen!). Meanwhile, we’ve got some more photos and video for you. (UPDATE: And now we’ve got YouTube of “The Age Of Understatement”‘s official vid, too.)


“The Chamber”

“Meeting Place”

Excellent stuff as always, Abbey, thanks. Other photo friend of the ‘Gum Kyle delivers some more still pics…

The Last Shadow Puppets (Alex Turner & Miles Kane) @ Cake Shop, NYC 3/5/08
The Last Shadow Puppets (Alex Turner & Miles Kane) @ Cake Shop, NYC 3/5/08
The Last Shadow Puppets (Alex Turner & Miles Kane) @ Cake Shop, NYC 3/5/08

Find more of his shots here. Alex and Miles are releasing a full-length debut The Age Of The Understatement via Domino on 4/21 in the UK, 5/6 in the US.

And as previously updated, here’s “The Age Of Understatement” in enjoyable official video embed format: