Thursday, October 25, 2007

Honorable mention: Best of Manchester Orchestra

Posted By on Thu, Oct 25, 2007 at 12:00 PM

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RUNNER-UP FOR BEST GEORGIA-BASED BAND MYSPACE PAGE, CRITICS' PICK: Manchester Orchestra at the Fox Theatre, Oct. 8.

(photo by Perry Julien)

Manchester Orchestra came oh so close to winning the Critics' Pick award for Best Georgia-based Band MySpace Page in our recent Best Of Atlanta issue. But how could we deny Soulja Boy? (That's a rhetorical question.)

You gotta love a serious band that's willing to show its silly side on tape, though. Video podcasts such as the two Manchester Orchestra posted on its MySpace page two days ago remind fans (and critics) that sometimes it's cool to do lame stuff, like videotaping a squirrel stuck between your backyard fence:

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And check out this footage from the band playing the Leeds Festival, where member Chris Freeman won the Air-Guitar Challenge:

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Now how can Soulja Boy compete with that?

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