ARTIST: Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs
VENUE: The Echoplex
DATE: Thursday, August 9 2012 at 10pm
DEPARTED THE SHOW FEELING: I’m getting too old for this.
London’s Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs (TEED) made his first proper performance in Los Angeles. And people were PSYCHED!! I think his fans were refrigerating their glow sticks for WEEKS in preparation for this performance. We are talking hardcore man.
Here is the thing. TEED’s debut record Trouble is a slice of electro-heaven. It’s delicious with its twists, turns, 90’s throw back to Haddaway “What is Love?” kinda vibe. I dig it a lot. But for some reason (pressure from the cooler kids?) TEED decided to “turn it up a notch” and go the drum ‘n bass, dubstep route. What are nicely packaged tracks were quickly thrown upside down and instead made to inspire the latest rave dance party… in an already dead scene. Truly this saddens me, the raw tracks and debut album are so good and stand on their own.
TEED, yo, look. You don’t need the extra fists in the air. The music you have created is damn good. You just need to keep honest to those tracks and you would have one kick ass show. That being said, there are quite a few people who would disagree with this review. Although, I personally witnessed 99% of them taking ecstasy on the dance floor or chugging the latest drink special. So, believe what you want.
For shit ‘n giggles, the costume rules. Still trying to figure out how you haven’t passed out in it yet. Sweet venting system inside? I knew it.