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The Intelligence - 2010-11-11 - Eagle Tavern SF
MOON BONG LIFE
PUKE LIKE UNIVERSE
ESTATE MOM DEBT HORSE
COPS THANK COSMIC MALES
Catchy "lo-fi" garage-y rock. Like like like like like like like. While some wonder why the Intelligence's pop ditties aren't more popular, some have a greedy desire to see them remain underground, so they remain all yours. The paradox of Indie, I guess. I'm not going to go there. This is not Pitchfork. I had a blast, and while not as insane as they were during Thee Oh Sees set, the crowd certainly were buying what Finberg and Co. were selling.
Tuning a 'tar, taking a swig
I had seen The Intelligence once before, at Part Time Punks in 2009. They made a positive impression then, and it continued forward to seeing them a year later. I quite liked "Block Of Ice" not realizing it was a cover of the group they played after. Or is it the Thee Oh Sees who cover it? No, I was right the first time.
My recording was done with the trusty Sony PCM-M10, which I had set on top of a video poker machine stage left-ish.
Setlist (the entire set was filmed with my iPhone 4, all songs linked):
The Universe / Nice Tries / Debt & ESP / Dating Cops / Thank You God For Fixing The Tape Machine / The World Is A Drag / The World Is Not A Drag / Block Of Ice (Thee Oh Sees) / Like Like Like Like Like Like Like / Black Hole (The Urinals) / The Unessential Cosmic Perspective