I just saw islands yesterday they are my new favorite band!!!!!!!!! also I saw janet weiss from sleater-kinney play drums along side STEPHEN MALKMUS making it the best day ever (after the time I saw SSLYBY)
no, but for the first song (humans) he had a trash can on his head. they were playing at siren music festival on coney island which was free and also featured stephen malkmus and the jicks. I have a few good close ups of his face which i'll upload once I go to my mom's house but until then i'll leave you with what I remember from the set list- humans the arm pieces of you creeper don't call me whitney, bobby (my favorite) abominable snow kids don't know doo doo swans and there was one more that I don't remember the name of, but i'm pretty sure it was from arm's way. they were sooo good, though. especially the violin which was great to see live. at one point some rapper came in (I forget his name) and nick lit sparklers and it was great. the jicks were also incredible and mark ibold from pavement was there!
so cool! there is a video on youtube (i cant seem to find anymore) of islands doing humans and people are taking pictures of him on their cell phones and he grabs some kids cell phone, takes a picture of himself, calls someone and starts singing into the phone. it was hilarious.
thats exactly what I was thinking (and saying) the entire show! he has the most incredible hair out of anyone I have ever seen.. I just watched in awe as he flipped it. I read somewhere that islands has a reputation for being notoriously bad live and it is completely inaccurate.