Baeblemusic Concert Music Videos: eXIT cLOV at The Mercury Lounge

Full Concerts From The Best Bands.
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DATE

1.11.2007
LOCATION

The Mercury Lounge
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38 minutes 49 seconds
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5439
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Song Listing
#1 HitsDistrict MenagerieBeast Simone
Band SeekingCommunist BBQMoving Gaza
DIYMK UltraRitchie Valens
Show Review

To fully grasp Exit Clov's mash-up of musical genres, take a listen to Respond Respond's kick-off track "DIY." A violin plays the opening riff, synchronized vocals anchor the chorus, and ‘80s-sounding keyboards harmonize atop the violin during a Nintendo-sounding solo break.

Just when you think the song is over, the band launches into a percussion interlude. Whistles blow, cymbals crash, and cowbells boink in polyrhythmic precision. Then Exit Clov flies into the solo section again, with Aaron Leeder's electric guitar joining the keyboard/violin mix. The chorus resurfaces, jabbing its hook-laden melodies into the listener's eardrums, and then it's over. Bam. Just like that. Four minutes of foot-thumping, genre-jumping music. And if you think it sounds great on record, you should hear it live.

-Andrew Leahey