Just kidding. El Guincho needs more fans, but Union Pool in Williamsburg maybe needs a stricter door policy or a bigger building because—and we know we contributed to the building hype around the Guinch—we couldn't even drink our damn beers due to it being fire hazard crowded in there. We also didn't have room to dance which is a shame because El Guincho gets down like Animal with a sexy Penelope Cruz lisp. He's slight, wears red jeans and jams the shit out of his sampler, layering heavy percussion on heavy percussion to the point where the house system is overwhelmed and you can't hear any of the little samples that make his album Alegranza so crazy on the hi-fi. We never quite understood the Panda Bear comparisons outside of being one-men shows and making sweet songs, and especially now that Pablo rocked our bodies while Noah made love to our minds, we are definitely sure they can both fill exclusive parts of our lives without us having to be like Oh you like that one you'll like this one too every time someone says they like one of them. And now that El Guincho has signed to biggie XL, we are sure there will be bigger fish trying to make the comparison.
March 20, 2008