As you may or may not know, Mick and I sat down with Chris Letchford from Scale the Summit this past Wednesday night in Chicago for an exclusive Brutalitopia interview. What you may or may not also know is that this interview took place during the band's stop on their tour with Mouth of the Architect and Intronaut. What you probably DO know is that all three of these bands are absolutely exceptional, both on their studio records and live in concert. So in a special sort of WDILF twist, the kind you can only get on a site that doesn't care about rules and established traditions, today you get THREE live videos, one each from Mouth of the Architect, Scale the Summit, and Intronaut. Hopefully seeing those will encourage you to get out and see the show when it stops near you, because this is the sort of show people hang themselves for missing. Check out my picks after the jump.
Mouth of the Architect - "Rocking Chairs and Shotguns"
My absolute favorite MotA song; they played this on Wednesday and I absolutely lost my mind. As in, I didn't even go crazy and headbang, I just froze because I couldn't believe they were playing it.
Scale the Summit - "The Great Plains"
Not going to lie, I was really hoping to find a good, high quality live rendition of "Atlus Novus," the phenomenal second track from StS' new album The Migration, but evidently that's not yet possible (thanks for nothing Internet). So here's a really cool video of the band playing "The Great Plains" from Carving Desert Canyons. It's a few years old (look at Chris' hair!), but that doesn't take away from how cool it is. And you know what... fuck it; here's Chris Letchford doing a play through of "Atlus Novus." I know we posted this to our fb page, and I know it's old news, but I don't care, because this song makes me act irrationally and ridiculously. So deal with it, and enjoy it while I go outside and fight some birds.
Scale the Summit - "Atlus Novus" Chris Letchford Play Through
Rationality be damned; if you don't like this song then I don't give a shit what you think about anything. Your opinion on this song is the only thing by which I'll judge you, but if you don't like it, nothing will save you from my internet wrath.
Intronaut - "Milk Leg"
For whatever reason, Intronaut's new album "Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words with Tones)" keeps getting overlooked when I want to throw something on. I need to get my head out of my posterior though, because the album definitely rocks something fierce. There's nary a poor track on the beast, and some of them are just downright amazing. Testament to the greatness of this year's music releases I suppose.
So there you have it, a