Tanlines, on Matador imprint True Panther Sounds, stayed true to the hype at the ND on the East Side early evening on Friday night. The tropical, glitch-heavy beats hit the mostly full, off-the-beaten path venue with the help of drummer/keys frontman Jesse Cohen and Eric Emm (guitar, vocals)… Emm showed his humbleness by staying mostly in the background and seemed surprised when the showgoers asked for more of his voice in the mic. The 2010 breakout artist, also from Brooklyn, follow up the highly touted Settings EP with a full length, Mixed Emotions, coming out on Tuesday.
Santigold kickin’ it at Spin Live at Stubb’s this afternoon, to a full house — enthusiastic crowd, but she’s a little subdued for her dance-y jams… A set full of hits, she did turn it up by bringing fans up on the stage. What separates her from other young soul/r&b-infused electropop? I guess her image and some luck. Regardless, shit’s getting crazy up there — ass wigglin’, lots of outfit-changing and horse suits (?) permeate through the heavy bass.