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Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Watch Man Man and Islands SXSW Performance on Stereogum.com

This South By, Man Man were good good (last time we make that joke). We caught the face-painted Philly boys twice this week -- both outdoors -- once at Cedar Street Courtyard as part of the Anti- showcase (great), then a late-night set out at the way-off-the-beaten-path Scoot Inn for the Solid PR showcase (even better). We managed to get some video footage of Rabbit Habits standouts at the Cedar Street show -- raucous, organ-pumping "Mister Jung Stuffed" and kazoo funk-vamp jam "Hurly/Burly." Impressive beard growth, dudes. Can we do a top five bands of SXSW? OK, cool. Man Man makes the list. Meet "Mr. Jung": -Stereogum.com

href="http://stereogum.com/archives/concert/sxsw-man-man_008450.html" target="_blank">Click here to watch their performance.

It's in the blogger code to toss out superlatives with reckless abandon, but really -- we weren't lying when called Islands set at Cedar St. the best of this fest. (OK, maybe Fuck Buttons @ Volume today is a contender.) Yeah that's Nick strangling Subtitle with a drum mallet, and yes Nick was wearing white face. (Move over List Christee, there's no monopoly on theatricality.) Islands stormed the Cedar St. Courtyard with black outfits and a perfect mix of Return To The Sea + their excellent upcoming Arm's Way. But don't take these words for it: Stereogum videographer Matt Neatock (newly converted Islands fan #1) fought the crowd to capture three tunes of new and old. -Stereogum.com

href="http://stereogum.com/archives/video/sxsw-islands-are-awesome_008448.html" target="_blank">Click here to watch their performance.

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