Tanlines played Brooklyn Bowl like it was a living room. Even though they were surrounded by too much stage, they somehow filled it. Maybe it was their liveliness, or just the infectiousness of their beats, either way, Tanlines looked and sounded great on Friday night.
Acrylics opened the show, which was part of the BAM Sounds Like Brooklyn fest. While Acrylics really bring the throwback way back, they could easily be a 70s band, they are also totally Brooklyn circa 2010. Their producer and record label owner, Chris Taylor (of Grizzly Bear) was in the audience, and everyone seemed to enjoy their laid back Tom Petty style pop. A few songs stick out, particularly “All of the Fire,” but the majority of Acrylics is a tad monotonous. With a little more experimentation, perhaps, they can jazz up their sound.
Check out the video of Tanlines. Long build ups do a world of good.