One fangirly Instagram picture of FRANCIS INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Kulturkirtag Gaspoltshofen, 10 August 2012 (courtesy of littleliongirl)
In 2010, when I was interning at Ink Music, our office roadtrip to the Bock Mas Festival to see Francis play was easily one of my top 3 things of that summer. The band hadn’t released In The Woods yet, but we had all already heard it and couldn’t stop listening anymore. The roadtrip was amazing, however the concert itself wasn’t what it could have been.
Fast forward two years later, when some friends and me went on a roadtrip to Upper Austria once more just to see Francis play, I stood and watched and forgot everything else around me and never wanted it to end. (That is a bigger statement than it may seem; I always want shows to end, no matter how great - 90 minutes is enough time spent standing around, holding plastic cups of beer and watching people on a stage make music. But this one, it could have gone on forever. It was pure bliss.)
There were new songs, too. I may have been slightly drunk so my judgment may or may not be reliable but I think they were crazy good. And while In The Woods still is my iPod album of choice every time I’m on a plane (it is the ultimate soundtrack for returning somewhere or going somewhere or even going nowhere), please Gods of Music don’t keep the world waiting much longer and let their new album see the light of day as soon as possible.