Metronomy (early show added)
The Regent Theater
Los Angeles, CA
This event is all ages
Joe Mount hasn’t always been the songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist auteur Metronomy fans know
and revere him as today. Eight summers ago, he was – in his own words – “25, constantly drunk, single and
living in London desperately trying to be cool.” Then a fledging bedroom producer, his second album,
Nights Out, was a few months away from release, and life was a restless whirlwind of boozy cab rides from
gig to gig, grimy London dive to grimy London dive. “I can’t remember a single night in, sat in a nice room,
just watching the telly,” he reminisces now. “It was quite manic, remembering it.” Instead of burying that
wild-eyed time in his memories, Mount’s about to return to it. Summer ’08 is his sequel to Nights Out. And
it’s album he’s waited eight years to make.
“It’s not a regressive record at all,” says Mount, who wrote it – playing every instrument himself, as on every
Metronomy album – from his newly adopted home city of Paris “between tours and breast-feeding” (he’s
recently become a father of two). “I’m always listening to the world, what’s going on. But to help my creative
process, I tried thinking back,” he says. “So, here’s what happened. Nights Out came out in September.
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