- Posted on Mar 16th 2011 5:55PM by Mark Collins
He was clearly hobbled by the injury, sitting on a stool during the entire set, but it didn't stop him and his bandmates from delivering an outstanding SXSW showing.
Geographer fully embraced technology, employing their typical array of laptops but also using an electronic cello, beat machines and a cowbell made of plastic. It was a short set, only four songs long, and closed with the band's 2009 single 'Kites' which sounded great live, Deni's vocals as true onstage as they are in the studio.
"'Original Sin' is our favorite song to play live but our set got cut five minutes short and you gotta play 'Kites,'" Deni said after the show. He also elaborated on his injury, saying his friends were giving him a hard time about not getting out of the house so he went out to get lunch and got hit by a car only 10 blocks from his house.
"Tell those hipsters out there, you look cooler with a helmet than you do with a concussion."
The band has seven shows throughout the week, and plan on playing more extended sets, so there's ample opportunity to see the California band.