The Helio Sequence @ The Crocodile, 9/29
Tangerine, The Helio Sequence
The evening started with local favorite’s Tangerine. A charming presence on stage, they immediately gained and held the crowd’s attention with their poppy, upbeat surf-swank. Following last year’s EP release, “Behemoth!,” the band has garnered the attention of mainstream media from publications such as NME, Noisey, VICE, and even The Guardian, and deservedly so. Following a stellar performance at this summer’s Summit Block Party, Tangerine’s sound and momentum has continued to grow and impress. This particular performance was yet another high in their developing career, and certainly justifies naming them a band to watch over the next year.
Following Tangerine, renowned Northwest indie pop band, The Helio Sequence took the stage at The Crocodile for the first time since 2002 and dove right in to their much anticipated set. Debuting their newly released self-titled sixth album comprised of the catchy pop tunes of Brandon Summers and intricate beats expertly articulated by Benjamin Weikel, the crowd was quickly aglow. The set continued to build but never once waned or wavered, leading the audience along a dreamy yet driven exploration of their most honest effort yet. The intimate space of the venue, the subtle excitement of the crowd, gave the feeling of a personal and truly genuine show.
Photos and Review by Oscar Witron