Last weekend started off with a dance party. Friday may have been the single nicest day of the year; it was like nature was air conditioned. What better way to celebrate than with a show at Stubb’s? How about a little Cut Copy to add to that pleasantry? How about a solid opener like Kauf?
The show wasn’t a total sell out, but it got close which is not really surprising given they were at SxSW. Cut Copy was sharing some new jams surrounded by all the hits. This was the second date of the actual tour after a few small fest sets and aforementioned SxSW action.
Did you go? Did you miss it? Click through and let’s review while viewing all the photos together…
If you don’t know anything about me, know that I will go see Cut Copy any chance I get. Of non-Austin bands, I’d say they are the one band I have seen more times than any other. That kinda snuck up on me. Sure, they played one exclusive party during SxSW and did some DJ sets, but tonight, they play Stubb’s, the unofficial home of Cut Copy in America. I am curious if they are just hanging about, playing Dallas last night, but being almost two weeks removed from SxSW, you have to wonder if they were doing some recording here?
But they are the known here. How about I give some love to the opener? Kauf has been in and out of The Bucket playlist over on Soundcloud. I use that playlist to mix newer faves into other playlists when entertaining. The song featured below is called “Pacify”, a song with an understated elegance that builds, ebbs and peaks before release; Nicole shared it on ATH in late 2016. Maybe also check out “A Ruin”. Hopefully, it will push you over the edge to pick up a ticket, show up early and dance with us.
It’s hard for me to get behind electronic music a lot of the time, but when I heard the latest from L.A.’s Kauf, I couldn’t help but dig it and share it with you all. “Pacify” is a single taken from Kauf’s upcoming debut LP, and it shows off the texture that this artist puts on the electro-pop genre. The song builds slowly, various elements gently and seamlessly fade in; there’s a whole lot going on at all times in the track, but never overwhelming you. You get a danceable rhythm and various builds, but there’s also those moments where you marvel at the well orchestrated combination of instruments. Sleek vocals with just enough reverb on them to fit in with the synths ride smoothly over the top of the mix. Overall, it’s a gorgeous track that you should take a listen to.
Regrowth will be out early next year. Keep your eyes and ears alert.