Photos by Makena Cummings
Electric Guest played a sold out show at Bowery Ballroom last week in support of their widely acclaimed sophomore album Plural. The show began with an ethereal performance from California-based duo Nine Pound Shadow. The band soothed the crowd with atmospheric sounds, reminiscent of Fleet Foxes or Bombay Bicycle Club. The music perfectly complimented the acts to come, likely in part due to the close relationship of the band and Electric Guest’s own Asa Taccone (who produced their EP).
Shortly afterwards, sister duo Chaos Chaos took the stage and played their hearts out. Asy and Chloe are incredible performers, killing it with beautiful indie rock sounds. The sisters have continued to excel long after their days as Smoosh, opening for the likes of Sufjan Stevens and Death Cab For Cutie. It was surely a treat to see these women rock out.
And then Electric Guest took the stage. The electronic R&B sounds filled the room and frontman Asa Taccone instantly stole the audience’s gaze. The beats were gorgeous, upbeat and fun, and the entire crowd danced and sang along to songs like “Dear To Me” and “Back & Forth.” It was an incredible performance, fully entertaining from beginning to end. Electric Guest’s music is bright and colorful, with a depth that I very much appreciate — it’s emotionally raw and enjoyable at the same time, making for a truly genuine experience.
Nine Pound Shadow