Erland and The Carnival: Best Of 2011

Published on December 19th, 2011 in: Art, Best Of Lists, Books, Comics, Culture Shock, DVD, Movies, Music, Toys and Collectibles, Travel |

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Reissues: Roy Harper, Songs of Love and Loss

Listened to a lot: Kurt Vile, Smoke Ring For My Halo

Concert: Josh T. Pearson at Union Chapel in London on May 11

Movies: Benda Bilili! (watched on the tour bus), Michael Powell’s The Edge of the World (1937), and The Monk with Vincent Cassel

DVD: Brimstone and Treacle (the BBC TV version, not the Sting film!)

Film festivals: Screening of Ken Russell’s The Boy Friend at the BFI on December 9

Books: Oliver Twist, started reading Michael Horovitz

Art: Grayson Perry, “The Tomb of the Unknown Craftsman” at The British Museum

Comic books: Anything by Alan Moore

Favorite cities: Dresden, Berlin, and started to enjoy London

Coolest thing found at a vintage or thrift store: A WWI officer’s compass

Best restaurant: The Golden Dragon in London’s Chinatown

Erland and The Carnival‘s latest album, Nightingale, was released on March 29. The band will be playing in Vienna at The Maifield Derby Festival on May 19 and again at The Orange Blossom Festival on May 26. For more on the band, please check out their website, Facebook, and Twitter.

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