Giraffage At Neumos 2/19
If you haven’t been put onto Giraffage all I have to say to you, my friend, is better late than never. California kid, Charlie Yin, has garnered the attention of many over the past few years. Combining a variety of sound effects, original instrumentals and samples, Giraffage always has multiple levels and layers to his songs. They somehow sneak a message or emotion adding to the complexity that the talented producer is able to create in every track. I first had the pleasure of seeing him rock a show with XXYYXX over a year ago and have been hooked onto his sounds since. Last week Giraffage headlined a sold out show originally scheduled for Barboza and later moved to Neumos–and as expected it was an awesomely kick ass party!
Being his first visit to Seattle since his latest release, No Reason, I was beyond thrilled for this show. Giraffage flawlessly blended a fantastic selection of hits for about an hour. I think the most surprising was when somehow I found myself jumping and dancing to “Who Let the Dogs Out.” Really, that happened. He threw in his take of R. Kelly’s “Ignition Remix” as well Miley Cyrus’ summer anthem “Party In The USA.” Of course, he played tracks from his album as well as his latest EP. “Hello” (one of my favorites from No Reason), “Money” and “Tell Me” got the crowd extra hyped. There was a brief appearance–with a Giraffage twist–of Rae Sremmur’s “No Type” that had everyone feeling all kinds of ways. Wrapping up his show, Giraffage played the crowd favorite remix of Alice DeeJay’s “Better Off Alone,” along with a couple party tunes that made the crowd flee to surrounding bars after the show. The whole night was epic.
Check out the talented Amelia Woodford‘s photos from the night!