[Moxipop] CULTURE COLLIDE 2014 (2014.10.23)
CULTURE COLLIDE 2014
Moxipop Staff | On 23, Oct 2014
Last weekend brought Moxipop all the way out to Echo Park, one of the cultural beacons of young Los Angeles, to take part in the food, drink and music of Culture Collide. We had a good time! My neck hurts. Let’s talk about the shows that stood out most:
Love x Stereo at Taix, 10.16.14
When we did a preview of the festival, I had originally described this band as dance pop-punk, sort of playing on the “dance punk” moniker that people gave bands like LCD Soundsystem. That was totally the wrong image to give now that I’ve seen them live. They’re more like enthralling electronic indie rock with intense vocals. This petite, pink-haired woman was singing her lungs out at each song’s climax, and there were a lot of them. Remember when everyone was tricked into liking that Temper Trap song a few years ago? Love x Stereo have a song called “Chain Reaction” that hits all those same pleasure points, but with that asian pop influence that makes everything sound sweet and adventurous. Highly recommended if, somehow, this Korean wonder band is in your town and you just like to see someone belt it out. SoundCloud will not do it justice.