Posted On 27 Mar 2017
On Saturday, March 25th, the Bay Area indie-pop band Electric Guest wrapped up their US headline tour at the downtown Los Angeles venue, Teragram Ballroom. On February 17th, they released their second full-length album called “Plural” via Downtown Records.
The new record has earned raves from FADER (“dreamy”), Stereogum (“sleek yet soulful”), AllMusic (“a tender gem”) and more. The LP’s glossy lead single “Dear To Me” landed #1 on KCRW listener charts the week of its release, and has racked up over 2.2 Mil plays on Spotify.
Featuring contributions from Haim and Joanna Newsom, Electric Guest’s new album incorporates everything from 80s synths to iPhone drum machines to Latin and Caribbean percussion.
Formed in 2011, the band is made up of Asa Taccone and Matthew “Cornbread” Compton. Brothers Todd and Tory Dahlhoff play bass and keyboards/guitar, respectively, in the touring version of the band. In 2012, they put out their debut album, “Mondo.”
This is the group’s first North American tour in 4+ years, which sold out shows in San Francisco, San Diego, Washington DC, Portland, a 2 nights in NYC and more. Saturday night was packed in Los Angeles. The venue was packed and finding an open spot was hard to come by.
Despite a delay of about 20 minutes towards the beginning of Electric Guest’s set caused by a broken bass, they were a phenomenal band to watch live. Front-man Asa’s high energy entranced the crowd and he had all the charm and stage presence that is demanded from a front-man.
During the break in music, Asa shared funny stories of what their life has been like on tour these past few weeks. He even had the sound guy play a recording he took of a cab ride in Phoenix. Then he moved on to let the crowd ask him questions while he waited for the bass to be worked on.
Electric Guest played songs off both their albums including “See The Light”, “Zero”, “Back On Me”, “This Head I Hold”, “Oh Devil” and of course their current hit single “Dear To Me.”