Live music has a way of touching one’s soul; add some electricity and that soul is set on fire! LA based band Electric Guest has created a unique sound capable of just that. They have done so with their captivating live shows and their ’60s-esque, melody-driven beats dedicated to the dynamic viscera of feeling. They have broken through the stale, inanimate boundaries of modern musical genres and seem to psycho-sonically sum up the story of one’s life.
When is the last time you had your soul set on fire?
The creative conception of Electric Guest is comprised of lead singer, Asa Taccone, and drummer, Matthew Compton – with some inspired production by Brian Burton (aka Danger Mouse of Gnarls Barkley and Broken Bells fame). An unsigned band boasting only a handful of shows and a limited amount of internet fanfare, the mysterious Electric Guest is already wooing audiences with their electronic-tinged neo-psychedelic soul and are slowly, effectively gathering nods from industry élite and word-of-mouth promotion by savvy music appreciators.
Emotionally speaking, Electric Guest is a very visceral experience. A combination of spirituality-infused storytelling and fluid musical movements of pure soul evoke a sense of sonic sorcery, with songs like “Awake,” “Amber,” and “Under The Gun” burrowing deep into the subconscious. They would have made Salvador Dali very proud.
While this all sounds incredibly intense, they have managed to diffuse any over-emotionalism with a few melodic, but dance-driven ’60s-esque joints like “This Head I Hold” and “Waves.” Taccone acts as a darkly alluring nucleus to the magnetic energy of Electric Guest. With an onstage energy reminiscent of Prince, Taccone’s boyish face never loses a sense of ecstatic passion, vacillating between introspective brooding and illuminating charm.
Having worked with genius producer, Danger Mouse on their melancholy indie pop tracks, it’s no wonder these catchy tunes are catching the ears of many. Featured on MTV’s list of Artists To Watch in 2012, Electric Guest obviously has the potential to rise as a new staple of the indie-pop genre.
Don’t miss out on this live show, and did I mention it’s FREE! Also to perform are Chains Of Love, Gangi, and Evan Voytas
Listen and watch their latest music video here.
WHAT: Electric Guest Concert
WHEN: Monday February 27, 2012 | 8:30 pm
WHERE: Echoplex | 1822 W Sunset Blvd | Los Angeles, California 90026
CONTACT INFO: (213) 413-8200
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- Electric Guest: American Daydream (trendland.net)
- Electric Guest: “This Head I Hold” (thewoundedjukebox.com)