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Electric Guest Coming to Wonder Ballroom 10/30/19 Preview

By GARON NEMYRE // See Electric Guest Wednesday, October 30th in Portland at The Wonder Ballroom

I’m just waiting on you, waiting on me

Waiting on something to come my way

Sometimes it’s hard to know what I’m living for

But I come back again each day

‘Cause I want more

With their third full-length studio album Kin, L.A. based music duo Electric Guest opens the door to an introspective pop journey that any modern GenX/Millenial/GenZ’er (and beyond) can relate to. Kin is a lyric driven adventure that asks you to question fleeting love, craving and consumption, and self-acceptance - welcoming you in with the wide vocal range of lead singer Asa Taccone’s relentlessly catchy melodies that have become trademark to Electric Guest’s genre-less style. In like fashion as fellow contemporary genre-bending indie-pop groups like Glass Animals and Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Electric Guest creates layered rhythms that make forgetting their songs a near impossibility, and they do it across a spectrum sounds. Kin leads with “Dollar” - a confidence building track about finding self-love in the moment - and traverses several instrumental pairings and sampling's with the guidance of Matthew Compton’s beautiful genius, climaxing on the final track “Max It Out” - a tender pop-ballad that lends support to us all.

In all, Kin furthers the growing success of Electric Guest, building off of their past party hits like “This Head I Hold” and “Oh Devil.” It gives us a deeper look at the duo’s evolution as full-scale composers and asks us to question our own association with the world around us - all while creating and endless energy of dancing freedom.

See Electric Guest on Wednesday, October 30th in Portland at The Wonder Ballroom.

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