Loney, Dear at Union Hall (01/31/09)
NPR Music will webcast Andrew Bird‘s concert from the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, Feb. 3. The live stream will begin online at approximately 9 p.m. ET, with an opening performance by Loney Dear.
Opening for Bird is Emil Svanagen, a Swedish singer and former pro cyclist who writes and performs as Loney Dear. Loney Dear’s music is sweetly innocent and mostly joyful, with candy-coated layers of delicate tones and atmospherics. As with his 2007 debut, Loney, Noir, Svanagen recorded the new Dear John by himself in his living room and his parents’ basement. For the 9:30 Club performance, Loney Dear will feature a full-band lineup, including Samuel Starck (keyboards), Malin Stahlberg (tambourine, vocals, keys), Ola Hultgren (drums) and David Lindvall (bass). [NPR Music]
More photos and set list after the jump.
Loney, Dear Set List
Titans (I Was Only Going Out) #
Now, Let It Go %
Everything Turns To You #
Under A Silent Sea #
Harsh Words #
Airport Surroundings #
Your Time Is To Come %
Carrying A Stone @
Nama (Ignorant Boy, Beautiful Girl) !
I Call You Cover ^ /I Am John @
* Sinister In A State of Hope @
# Dear John
% The Year of The River Fontana
! Citadel Band
@ Loney, Noir
^ Album Unknown
SET LIST UPDATED: 02/05/09
* Much to my disappointment, “Sinister” wasn’t actually played on Saturday night. I asked Emil about it after the show and he told me that he was going to play it (it’s on the set list) as a second encore, but the sound man put on the house music before he got the chance to come back out. The new songs played well live, and in most cases, I think I enjoyed them better than their album counterparts.