Everyone knew Brad, and pretty much everyone dug him. Tall, scruffy, a little stinky and a lot gorgeous, he hummed with infectious optimism; he radiated joy.
Sure, its 2:30 in the afternoon, but youd be tired too: in the past week, Beirut has played five shows in the New York area, some with full orchestra. On Friday, the sixth, the band made its network television debut on Letterman. And this month marks the release of March of the Zapotec and Realpeople Holland, the followup to 2007s chanson-inspired The Flying Club Cup.
I wonder how many New Yorkers visit, or even know about, the roomful of unicorns in Fort Tryon Park.
Whatever you do, dont ask him about the hat, she says. Ive just met Jen, 22, and her husband Luke, 27, as were waiting for Junes Lightspeed Champion show to start at Maxwells in Hoboken. When I tell them Ill be interviewing the bands driving force, Dev Hynes, in a couple of days, Jen raises her eyebrows.
In 1987 Kristin Hersh had a baby and a six-year-old band with three recordings.