Great to see Super Furry Animals back at Bowery Ballroom after eight years of playing other NYC venues. A better show all around, and a definite change-up to the setlist. The band opened with "Slow Life," a number that has for the last few tours the first of the encore. We were also treated to "Fire in My Heart" and, most excitingly, "Ice Hockey Hair," though nothing from Radiator or Mngw. (We got both at Music Hall of Williamsburg last month.) Actually there was no encore at all this time, just one awesome 100-minute set. For those keeping track, tonight’s "The Man Don’t Give a F***" clocked in at a relatively brief seven minutes.
Openers Times New Viking were pretty great too; rowdy indie rock a la Yo La Tengo, Superchunk, or the Fall. And really, really loud.