Coast Modern performs at the 9:30 Club on March 19, 2018. (Photo by Brenda Reyes)
Coast Modern, made up of Lukas Atlas and Coleman Trapp, played their self-titled debut album on Monday at the 9:30 Club. Laidback and catchy sounds filled the club with everyone dancing to their songs.
The music of Coast Modern is a mix of random sounds that you think wouldn’t work in a song like a little kid barking like a dog. Unexpectedly, they morph the sound into an interlude that works for the album, released last fall via 300 Entertainment. Taking center stage, Coleman sang vocals and worked a sampler. Lukas’ guitar skills completed the perfect combination for their style of music.
The energy on stage matched the energy with the crowd; especially when they did a cover of “Electric Feel” by MGMT. Personal faves from the set would be “Dive,” “Going Down,” and “Hollow Life.” Of their singles, “Animals” was a highlight of the night, making everyone sway to the chorus.
Coast Modern delivered a solid show showcasing their skills as a weird yet talented duo. West coast vibes plus unusual sounds make them stand out from your typical indie pop band.
Shoutout to the opening acts, Dr. Robinson Fiasco and Shaed, for a great openers for this leg of the tour. Also to the boy who sang to Britney Spears’ “Toxic ” for a talent show before the openers went on stage. Coast Modern next stop will be in Portland, Maine, on March 24, and end their tour in their hometown of Los Angeles on April 17.
Here are some pictures of Coast Modern performing at 9:30 Club on March 19, 2018. All photos copyright and courtesy of Brenda Reyes.