Photos by Bailey Lecat
This cool Chicago night at Thalia Hall brought together a crowd full of lo-fi/psych rock/moody music lovers. The evening was introduced by the Brooklyn trio, Sunflower Bean. Calling themselves “neo-psychedelic for the digital age”, Sunflower Bean’s music also has some dark rock and lo-fi tones. Their set featured songs from their January 2015 released EP, “Show Me Your Seven Secrets”.
Following the digital age rockers was Montreal-based group, No Joy. Their set brought a partially violent, partially melancholy sound to the evening, as their guitars were absolutely blasting throughout, and the vocals from Lloyd and White-Gluz felt like a cloudy, distant dream.
When DIIV finally took to the stage, the crowd was hit with visuals from grainy homemade videos projected behind the Brooklyn band. Their set of course featured their critically-acclaimed 2012 album, Oshin, as well as the song “Dopamine” from their new Is the Is Are. DIIV was filled with punk energy, and they left their Chicago fans fully satisfied with their reverb-infused sound.