For the past month or so, I would answer the question “who are you most excited about seeing at Pitchfork like this: “well, I really want to see Man Man again, but I’m not sure how their live show will translate into a festival setting.” When I first saw them, it was in a dark bar in a very intimate setting. This made for a spooky and almost tribal performance. Saturday’s show was pretty tribal too, only less Lord of the Flies and more Where The Wild Things Are.
Highlights included the spray of feathers (top pic), Honus’ cap gun suicide, and two girls supplying the backing vocals for a thrilling performance of “Ice Dogs,” which they used to close their set.
MP3: Man Man – Ice Dogs
As I suspected, Man Man wound up being one of my favorite performances of the entire festival. If you’re looking for energy in a live act, they’re where it’s at.