We interrupt this regularly scheduled posting to bring you a special Roundup that focuses on a concert the Missus and I attended last night in Hudson, NY. In celebration of the 10th anniversary of his debut album (recently re-pressed on vinyl in a limited run, and naturally acquired by me), Elvis Perkins played the entire album. This was one of only three shows where this was happening, and he was accompanied by all the people who played on that original album. It was one of those rare nights that was just as special for the audience as it was for the performers.
For those of you who are not aware of this album, it is easily one of the best records made during the last decade. It's one of those perfect combinations of beauty, sadness, and hidden joy. There are only a handful records that capture that same mixture as effectively. Astral Weeks and In the Aeroplane Over the Sea come to mind, but like those records, this one is unique in it's sound.
There are two of my favorite songs from the album, recorded last night. This is a record that should not be missed, so if you've missed it, now is the time to correct that mistake.