New York labels Woodsist and Captured Tracks release so many songs you could listen exclusively to them for a week and A) not repeat any song once and B) be pretty happy about the whole situation. Variety is the spice of life and all that, but sometimes it's cool to follow a Woods track with a Ganglians track with a Dum Dum Girls 12-inch with a Mayfair Set 7-inch. Last holiday weekend, this unofficial bond became real as both labels banded together to blow minds in an empty lot underneath the J train—and a whole lot of people showed up.
In between drinking beers, getting dripped on by the subway up above (grossest thing ever) and eating Polish sausage, those people watched almost every band on both labels. A couple highlights: Kurt Vile's miniature stadium rock punctuated by the tentative pop of the 4th's first fireworks, and Dee Dee bka Dum Dum Girls appearing live for the first time ever as some sort of gothy dream-like Stevie Nicks, singing beautifully while waving long black fringe. We managed to Flipcam songs from a bunch of the acts, including Vile, Dum Dum Girls, Ganglians, Woods, Fresh and Onlys and Vivian Girls, all of which are below.
Fresh & Onlys
Dum Dum Girls