David Byrne went to see the band Animal Collective at its October 1 Webster Hall show in Manhattan. And then he wrote about it:
It was a funny mixture — they arrayed themselves on stage as if they were a traditional rock band. They’re more akin to laptop DJs than a band, though a band can be anything these days, I guess. The singing and dancing about are not usually part of the laptop scene, so that part energized the show in a good way.He also pondered what “playing” means in an age of faders and samplers. And he said, of the opening band, Vampire Weekend, “I wondered if they sounded a little like early Talking Heads.” Read Byrne’s full entry at journal.davidbyrne.com.