There were certainly bigger rockstars than Bradford Cox running around banging into things at Kutsher's Resort the weekend of Sept 11, but if you were at this year's Catskills edition of the beloved All Tomorrow's Parties fest, I'm sure you would agree that neither Wayne, Buzzo, Jon, Cristina, Steve, Sufjan, Nick, Eye, David, nor Bob totally pwned the weekend quite like the man behind Deerhunter and Atlas Sound. A quick cataloguing of his ATP antics is here called for:
- Jumping onstage with Bob Mould and No Age to howl along to "Chinese Rocks"
- summoning the ghost of Lindsay Buckingham and spitting water out his nose during a particularly hilarious interview with our Brian Turner on WFMU,
- leading a surreal (and mostly impromptu) piano-lounge karaoke session with a gaggle of wasted Australians hours after the Flaming Lips had closed out the festival on Sunday,
and an utterly compelling, always on the brink of collapse solo acoustic set at Stage 2, full of stream-of-conscience banter that was anything but "banter", and a stage manner reflecting that weird netherworld between Total Self Posession and Complete Doubt. Dude's got it down. Hear it for yourself, here, now.