I saw Tallest Man on Earth last night at Webster Hall. Tickets were available over the weekend, but I guess it sold out, line around the corner and up 3rd Ave. For those that don't know, Tallest Man on Earth is Kristian Matsson, of Sweden, and the first time you hear him you think "Bob Dylan". But he's got his own thing going on and the more you listen the more that comes out. I really liked his first album "Shallow Graves", but his newest one, "The Wild Hunt" is even better. Really great show, and I have such respect for the guy to be able to play solo and totally capture everyone's attention in that place. He said it was the "biggest indoor show" he'd ever done, a sold out night in NY as the guy is blowing up, so it kind of had a special feel to it. He's a killer guitar player and he's got such a strong vocal presence. I got all my favorite songs--"I won't be Found", "King of Spain", and "the Wild Hunt"--early on so I was psyched.
BTW, anyone got the new Deerhunter record yet? I haven't even captaincrawled it but I would guess the record companies are going to be working the blog patrol pretty hard on this one.