Sunday, May 15th, 2011
"I'm Good, I'm Gone"
Friendly Fires cover Lykke Li
popwreckoningI try not to repeat myself too much with this feature, but sometimes it’s impossible not to. Like back in March 2009 when St. Alban’s Friendly Fires were coming to town on the back of their self-titled debut and opening up for White Lies, just a month a bit after Lykke Li herself had been through for the third or fourth in support of her own debut, Youth Novels.
Fast-forward a couple years and both acts are back with sophomore efforts that will only elevate their status’ even higher – Lykke Li released Wounded Rhymes back at the start of March and Friendly Fires’ Pala is due out next Tuesday. Further, both are coming to town in the coming weeks – Lyyke Li has a sold-out date at The Phoenix on May 22 and Friendly Fires are at that same venue on May 30. So you can see why I feel compelled to again bust out this cover that they did of her when they toured together back in 2008; synchronicity demands it. But in the interests of mixing it up just a bit, I’ve taken a different crop of the image of Friendly Fires hamming it up with Lykke Li and cut out a different member of the St. Alban’s trio. If and when I post it a third time, I’ll just Photoshop out Ed MacFarlane entirely.
Also curiously coincidental, when I posted this last time, I was all discombobulated trying to get my shit together to head down to Austin for SXSW. And this time, I am similarly unprepared to leave for Primavera in Barcelona this Saturday.