Thursday, June 14, 2018 – Ogden Amphitheater – 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm
This Swedish electronic music band from Gothenburg was formed in 1996 and features Yukimi Nagano (vocals, percussion), Erik Bodin (drums), Fredrik Källgren Wallin (bass) and Håkan Wirenstrand (keyboards).
Little Dragon’s first release was “Twice”/”Test”, released on the Off the Wall label in 2006. The following year, the band signed with the larger British independent label Peacefrog Records and released their eponymous debut album in August 2007. Their second album, Machine Dreams, was released in August 2009, and gathered favorable reviews. The third album, Ritual Union, was released in July 2011 and was ranked at number 41 on Rolling Stone list of the 50 Best Albums of 2011. Clash then placed it at number 31 on its list of The Top 40 Albums of 2011.
The band’s fourth studio album, Nabuma Rubberband, was released in May 2014 by Because Music. It received a nomination for Best Dance/Electronic Album at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards. The band’s fifth studio album, Season High, was released on 14 April 2017. The band got their name after Nagano’s nickname she received for throwing tantrums while recording. Influences include Gorillaz, Janet Jackson, and Prince; however the band says that the dark and cold Swedish winter played a part in shaping their sound.
Born in New York, the New Jersey-based producer Seth Haley began producing electronic music before officially establishing himself as “Com Truise.” His style is described as “slow-motion funk electronica” and includes warped, bass-heavy tracks. His first EP Cyanide Sisters was produced in 2010, additionally his first album was produced in 2011 called “Galactic Melt.” He also frequently remixes popular artists such as Neon Indian, Twin Shadow, and Daft Punk. His second official album, “Iteration,” was released in 2016.
Local Spotlight 6:00
Com Truise 7:00
Little Dragon 8:30
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