The Presets are performing at the Odgen Theater tomorrow co-headlining with Dragonette and openers Classixx. In all honesty, the three could be headlining the evening with strong new(ish) albums from both the Presets and SoCal’s Classixx. The Presets’ latest release, “Pacifica,” has a tinge of Darren Emerson from Underworld sprinkled for good measure on Australia’s best hope to follow in the footsteps of Cut Copy. “Pacifica” is a step in the right direction of using more instruments versus leaning too much on the electronic element with a more organic feel compared to previous efforts.
Classixx’s “Hanging Gardens” have just released their newest offering in what sounds like a steamy summer evening on a rooftop in a bustling city. The title track is a slow simmer that eventually culminates into a a soft banger setting the stage for the full album. The contribution from DFA’s Nancy Whang on “All You’re Waiting For” is a strong second, but the rest of the release has been on non-stop rotation.
I’ve never witnessed a show where the vocalist in question was SO in to his/her art that it kind of spooked me. Read the rest of this entry »
J. Tillman of Father John Misty has resuscitated the spirit vintage Mick Jagger swag on the main stage. Read the rest of this entry »
Matt & Kim are all grown up. Read the rest of this entry »
TRST (TRUST) is hitting the road in support of one of electro’s titans, the Faint. Read the rest of this entry »
The massive waves caused by Aussie and New Zealander respectively, Gotye and Kimbra, have already passed tsunami status at this point. Read the rest of this entry »
The package of Cut Copy, Washed Out and Midnight Magic was done so well that the room in the back bar was not existent. Read the rest of this entry »
C=T sent contributors Molly Müeller and Mindy Firestone to sweat in the blistering confines of the Ogden Theatre last night to scream like 15 year-old girls. Read the rest of this entry »