Sunday, January 15, 2006

Mi and L'au @ the Knitting Factory

Mi and L'au opened last night for Akron/Family. They played a 40 minute set that was very well received. The crowd which sat for most of their performance was very attentive. I have never been in the Knitting Factory when it was a quiet as it was last night. Mi and L'au perform quiet, melancholy folk music. The couple who live in Finland recently released their first album for Young God Records "These recordings were made with love in Mi and L'au's cabin in Finland and then overdubs were made in the wilds of Brooklyn by themselves as well as the ubiquitous Akron/Family, Julia Kent (Antony and the Johnsons), Paul Cantelon, Jerome O'Brien and others. Overdubs were made at Seizure's Palace (Angels of Light. Devendra Banhart, Akron/Family) and mixed at Trout recording by Bryce Goggin (Phish. Pavement, Lemonheads, Angels of Light, Akron/Family etc.). "(From the young God website). That is a pretty impressive list of people that worked on their debut album Mi and L'au will be on tour with the Akron/Family for the next two week. I highly suggest that you get out and see them. For tour date near you check here. They will also be back to New York on March 10th when they will play at Tonic.
Mi and L'au
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At 11:14 AM, Anonymous uwmryan said...

Great review. I will be seeing them on Tuesday in Philly.

At 4:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this band was horrible, unbearable and boring. wish more people were talking at the bar, maybe they would have said something interesting 'cause they sure weren't doing anything on the stage.

At 6:45 PM, Blogger danfun said...

Hey anonymous, I was right up front so the barr didn't bother me. I wouldn't say I thouth they were the best band in the world or even a very good band but I thought they were very good for what they are which is quiet folk music. I do agree that this was not the best bill or venue for them. Also Akron/Family did some of the over dubing on their cd and I think AK should help them out in concert.

At 7:14 PM, Blogger lippy said...

I hate to say it, but I'd agree that their set was pretty awful. It was just so boring! I went in at least 3 times and had to take refuge at the bar oustide the main space. Akron/Family were pretty incredible however. Can someone tell me what I might have been missing?

At 6:13 PM, Blogger Bushwick is Beautiful said...

Love the Mi and L'au CD, however the guitar playing and performance felt weak. It was an off night perhaps? Akron Family seemed even better after watching the two openers. A good time overall, you really can't complain with free tickets.

At 6:11 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i've seen them !!! l'au is a mix between nick drake and john fahey . Mi is the voice of the angels.and when they sing together, it's like being drunk and suddenly understand what you should have done... long long time ago ... do you have shit in your ears or what ???


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