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Video: Adrift With Les Savy Fav at All Tomorrow's Parties

September 23, 2008 5:30 PM ET

While over at All Tomorrow's Parties over the weekend, Rolling Stone's Christian Hoard caught up with Syd Butler and Tim Harrington from Les Savy Fav in the middle of a lake. Click above to hear Harrigton's favorite joke and to get a demo of the band's ramming skills.

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