By Kory Thibeault //
If ODESZA is not on your radar, they soon will be, especially after their sold-out performance at The Independent last weekend. Friday marked the Seattle-based duo’s third appearance in the Bay Area since last fall and likely their most notable. The Independent crowd was noticeably more diverse than those present at their 1015 Folsom show, evidence that their following is seriously expanding, never mind the fact this performance was sold out over a month ahead of time.
It may be their unique sound or their ability to blend all their tracks into a musical collage that is so distinctively theirs that keeps everyone coming back for more. Whatever it may be, Friday night’s audience lapped up every minute of their set which featured everything from “iPlayYouListen” to “My Friends Never Die”, as well as their most recent track release, “Sun Models”. To be honest, there seemed to be teases of all their tracks spliced in throughout the night, leaving one to feel like they caught it all.
Openers Kodak to Graph and D33J helped to fill out the Friday’s bill of glitched out, ambient tracks that kept the room moving throughout the night. My advice? Get your tickets early next time these guys come to town.
Kodak to Graph