Well, I remember, and it stings a little. Finally last night, redemption! A new album, great material, and fairly cheap tickets.
I had high hopes and I wasn't disappointed. There were a few lulls in energy and as Randy J would say - parts of it were a little pitchy. But overall, pretty excellent. The place was packed with a hot crowd.
Pleasantly surprised to hear an old favorite - Teen Angst, which kinda summed up how I've been feeling this week, as things have gotten a little stressful. We Own the Sky was glorious, and segued perfectly into Steve McQueen. The young dude on guitar looked like he was living the ultimate rock star dream whenever he sang. I was jealous.
I was surprised to see Skin of the Night on setlist. Keep the studio version for your makeout sessions.
The LA Weekly did a more extensive review here (for all 4 of my friends who listen to M83).