For many artists, it’s often difficult to sell out shows on your very first headlining tour—hell, it’s difficult for established artists to sell out shows. But with heaps of fans in the west, Seattle-based experimental electronic duo ODESZA has been selling out shows left and right. They even added a second night to their Denver stop at Larimer Lounge. So if you didn’t manage to grab a ticket to Sunday night’s sold-out show, you’d better get one for Monday the 24th or you will probably throw a FOMO tantrum when you hear your friends talking about it.
Just two years out of college, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight—who met in school—have already toured with Pretty Lights, opened night two of Decadence NYE and have a remixed PL track featured on the anticipated box office hit Divergent. When I spoke to a humble Harrison Mills in December, he mentioned that both guys were still taking in their rising popularity.
Still whippin through the city in my ford escort. THA GAME CANT CHANGE ME
— ODESZA (@Odeszaaa) February 24, 2014
ODESZA’s music strays from many cut-and-dry production endeavors, favoring understated arrangements heavy on the melody and less focused on bass drops and big room shakes. In their latest release, “Sun Models,” ODESZA pairs their signature sharp, looping vocals—supplied by Madelyn Grant–with a solid bass line and tropical synth notes, creating a summer track just as teases of spring arrive in the Mile High City. Really though, my only qualm with the mesmerizing track is how abruptly it ends. I just can’t get enough of these guys.
Rumor has it that accompanying the guys on stage is a newly unveiled graphic display as well as some drum pads. We’re all for adding these attention-grabbing elements, so long as they don’t interfere with the significance of the music, which I don’t expect to be an issue with ODESZA, whose emotion-driven approach to electronic music provides listeners with the ability to establish an actual connection to the tracks.
Tickets to the ODESZA show at Larimer Lounge are still available for Monday March 24th. They won’t last long, so make sure to buy yours today before they’re gone!