And (haha, surprise!) they have taken spots 1 & 2, despite stiff competition from Mastodon and Lady of the Sunshine (and god DAMN I'm looking forward to the new Angus & Julia Stone record for next year). Two more Townsend records are slated for next year, half done and put on hold while the band tours on the first two records.
So uh... this was the first glimpse I got of Devin for 2009 -
...I'd be forgiven for thinking that the upcoming record was going to be a goofy exercise in insanity, right? The next two videos are actually even weirder.
But Ki threw Townsend fans a curveball.