Thursday, July 19, 2012

8 Overlooked Concert Films

Posted By on Thu, Jul 19, 2012 at 2:30 PM

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Yeah Yeah Yeahs - "Sealings" (from Tell Me What Rockers to Swallow)

The Lance Bangs-directed Tell Me What Rockers to Swallow was released by Yeah Yeah Yeahs in 2004 at a really weird time for Internet consumption of music video. Blogging about it, just pre-You Tube, I actually remember writing some comically dated sentence like: "Since there's no easy way to embed snippets of music video, the band's new material has been slightly ignored..." Ha ha ha. But the film did catch YYYs at the height of their power as a rock band, ripping through rad, huge-sounding post Fever to Tell songs that were weirdly absent from their so-so sophomore record. "Sealings," above, only ever ended up on the dumb-as-shit Spider-Man 3 soundtrack! It almost invents Sleigh Bells, except with, you know, a super competent live drummer, less cheesy riffs, and a way more compelling front-woman. (But not as loud. Point Sleigh Bells?)

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