The Pulsars made a rare NYC appearance opening for Wye Oak and Field Music (who canceled) at The Bellhouse in Brooklyn. I didn’t get “the skinny” on why The Pulsars showed up in NYC, but it seems that the show was for someone’s birthday, since The Pulsars and Wye Oak repeatedly mentioned it, saying things like “Thanks for having us out and Happy Birthday”. I wonder what it would be like to have the clout to say, “hey Pulsars dudes, its my Birthday, why don’t you come to NYC and play” and actually expect them to come out. That would be sweetness.
What is sweetness is when a true TSOI favorite like The Pulsars crosses streams with another TSOI favorite. In this case, The Pulsars covered The Magnetic Field’s Deep Sea Diving Suit, which is among the very best MF songs. The lyrics were muffed a bit in this cover, but nonetheless, a much welcomed bonus to an otherwise unexpected treat of a show.
Ed Note: The Magnetic Field’s have announced that they will drop another (what! what!) album, “Realism” in January 2010! HouseofTomorrow for deets.[audio: http://www.thesoundofindie.com/archive/2009/20091218/Pulsars-DeepSeaDivingBoots.mp3|titles=Deep Sea Diving Suit (Live)|artists=Pulsars]
Download: Pulsars – Deep Sea Diving Suit (Live)