Los Angeles' psychedelic pop four piece Incan Abraham recently announced what they are calling a "Microtour" with just three tour dates for this week. The tour is in support of their latest single, "Tuolumne", coming out this summer on White Iris .…
Opening for Incan was Cotillon, another LA based band that have labeled themselves “ﬂower punk”. They're an energetic group led by Jordan Corso, who dons sunglasses and funky attire onstage. The guitar riffs were sophisticated and impressive and seemed to have a bit of Lynyrd Skynard inﬂuence; however their sound is anything but. Their new EP Votive Flower is available now and the band has residency at the Echo every Monday next month.
Incan opened their set with a new single Midwife, and as Teddy's vocals ﬁlled the room the crowd gave them an incredibly hyped applause. For those unfamiliar with the band, their sound could be categorized with the likes of Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear and High Highs... music that goes hand in hand with the strive to be an enlightened being.
The Echo is an ideal venue for such bands; the sound is always spot on and it's intimate enough to get up-close-and-personal with the artists. One added bonus at an Incan Abraham gig is the slideshow they play in the back, which has everything from footage of nature walks to skeletons and psychedelic spirals that certainly enhance the overall experience. As Guils harmonized with Teddy while triggering samples (ﬂawlessly, I might add) he politely prompted the sound guys for more synth. Tell me, is there anything more enticing at a rock show then having it dripping in brilliant synth-guitar sounds? Everything about this band pulsates; it's a splattered Jackson Pollack, a heartbeat of a long-lost love.
This show was also a chance for the band to debut their new single Tuolumne which dropped on Spin this same day. Again with Teddy's dreamy vocals and an uplifting melody, it seemed like Andy Warhol-inspired laser beams circled the band as they wailed on their instruments and engaged the crowd. This song has more grit than anything else they've put out, using an industrial-type sound while still holding true to their intellectual lyrics and heartfelt vocals. The camaraderie is crystal clear between these lads, and they never fail to perceive themselves as fearless and romantic while performing. Near the end of their set, accompanied by space graphics, they howled their mega hit Springhouse. They ended with a new song they're releasing next month, with a video they will be producing to follow. For a truly spiritual experience and one hell of a show, see this band as they continue to rise to the top of the indie-rock mountain.
Incan Abraham at The Echo, Los Angeles (07/11/13)