Monday, August 21, 2006

We Are Scientists - Live in Toronto 6/17/06

If you've never heard of em, We Are Scientists is an incredible new band from California. Describing them as like Franz Ferdinand or the Killers doesn't do them justice, but they play a similar sort of dance rock. No synthesizers or keyboards though, their tunes are stripped to their bare bones essentials, and are still catchy as hell. Every song on their major label debut album With Love and Squalor should be a hit single, and may well end up that way.

If you don't know anything about em, check out these amazingly strange music videos, the first of which features them running away from a guy in a bear costume and the second as some sort of conjoined-but-not-quite triplets or something. Sweet.
Nobody Moves, Nobody Get Hurt
The Great Escape

And now here's a show from Toronto's Kool Haus a couple months ago, on the last night of their tour opening for the Arctic Monkeys. A great recording that shows a killer live band more than equal to their great recordings. A sound they describe as "rock music of the thoughtful, sometimes epic, often loud, vaguely danceable, implicitly humanist variety".

1. Lousy Reputation
2. Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt
3. Worth the Wait
4. Can't Lose
5. Callbacks
6. Cash Cow
7. It's a Hit
8. Textbook
9. This Scene Is Dead
10. Inaction
11. The Great Escape


dylanomaniac said...

best 'opening' band i've seen this year (not counting the festivals where there are headliners playing early). they'll be on tour all over the US this October.
thx for the moving pictures (and audio)!

Anonymous said...

I was at that show and this just brings back so many good memories
seeing them in TO again in October! Woot!

Anonymous said...

Rapidshare never lets me download anything (I think it's to do with my IP) Could you put this up for download anywhere else? Pleeasse?

peanutfiend said...

I like the bear more than the music.

Anonymous said...

Is there anyway you can upload the file again? I just saw them last night in Toronto and was looking for some live mp3s 'cause they were just so awesome!

Let me know :D Here's my e-mail: nekohw[@]