I haven't heard the new album yet (just made a spotify playlist for it today though) but I love their singles, and I enjoyed their set at Buku tremendously. Very creative stage setup within the confines of their budget. I'd be all for them playing any time during the weekend, even a late set Fri/Sat.
Post by FuzzyWarbles on Jul 24, 2012 21:16:14 GMT -5
I had never heard of them before seeing them on the Blue Stage at Fun Fun Fun while waiting for another act to start. That was definitely a pleasant surprise. I'm sure they are getting ready to blow up in popularity and hit the festival circuit next year. They will provide the soundtrack to a great dance party at Bonnaroo next year.
After this tour, they will hopefully start hitting up the festivals, which will probably include Coachella, Sasquatch, Bonnaroo etc.
01-11 New York, NY - Webster Hall 01-14 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club 01-15 Baltimore, MD - Ottobar 01-17 Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse 01-18 Orlando, FL - The Social 01-19 Tampa, FL - Orpheum 01-21 New Orleans, LA - Maison 01-22 Austin, TX - The Mohawk 01-23 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre 01-24 Memphis, TN - Hi-Tone 01-25 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge 01-26 Asheville, NC - Orange Peel 01-28 Charlottesville, VA - Jefferson Theater 01-29 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer 01-30 Boston, MA - Paradise 02-01 Toronto, Ontario - Phoenix Concert Theatre
I saw them a few weeks ago. I have no problems seeing them in the exact same spot as Phantogram and Sleigh Bells were in the past two years. It seems to be the place to slot entry level sort of alternative duos with female vocalists.
Saw them a couple weeks ago in ATL - BRILLIANT show. very creative stage set up, realllllllly great sound, and yes - mega dance party. I find them similar to Phantogram in that way - their album is very clean sounding and rather "chill" but when they perform those same songs live, there's no WAY not to move your body. Such a great show, and I'm pumped that they're on the Coach line up, so I can hope for Roo too.
They very well may not be but to act like they are too big is just wrong. Yeah they have sold out shows this tour and have a very critically acclaimed album but I don't think they are bigger now than a lot of Thursday acts we have had such as: Sleigh Bells, Deerhunter, Alabama Shakes, Big Giagantic, The Xx, Wale, Yellawolf(sad I know).
Edit: I'd say they are right around where Band of Skulls was in popularity when they played thursday because they had a song on a commercial.