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enough—through word of mouth and Internet buzz—to appear on Late1 Night With Conan O'Brien and put out a live DVD. Frontman Aaron Behrens (pictured) has been described as a disco reincarnation of Mick Jagger. and multi-instrumentalist Thomas Turner often wears a cape onstage. This month they release their latest album, Robotique Majestique.
What's the best live show you've seen this year?
I didn't get to see it! We were too tired. For Lollapalooza in Chicago we drove all night, loaded in first thing in the morning, played at noon and had to go across town and load in for an aftershow at midnight. My plan was to see Daft Punk perform that night, but by the time I got to where we were staying it was already six o'clock and I hadn't slept. I thought I'd crash for a couple of hours, then catch a cab down there and catch another cab to the aftershow. But I decided the last thing I wanted to do was get stuck behind 80,000 people trying to catch cabs and then miss the aftershow. Afterward I looked at the YouTube footage and thought. You idiot!
Do you own more than one cape?
I did own another one, but I threw it into the crowd at the Austin City Limits concert we recorded for the DVD. My wife made both of them. The one for the ACL performance was extra sparkly for the lights.
Did the cape show up on eBay?
No, but after the show I saw a dude walking down Sixth Street, where all the clubs are. and he had the cape on! He and his buddies were having a good time.