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- Posted on Jul 15th 2010 9:30AM by Jenny Charlesworth
Mixing discothèque beats with psychedelic pop flourishes, Dan Snaith, the mastermind behind the acclaimed laptop project, whipped the adoring crowd into a frenzy of bouncing bodies. Snaith and his resident stickman gathered around an expansive drum kit, basking in the glow of swirling kaleidoscope lights while a bassist-guitarist team jammed out behind them.
As newer tracks like the electro-lullaby 'Odessa' and pulsating 'Sun' got into full swing, Snaith made a compelling case as to why he deserves another Polaris win (his last album, 'Andorra,' clinched the big award back in 2008). Fans were clearly impressed, their hoots and hollers booming throughout the room, while one whimsical audience member showed appreciation for the quartet's atmospheric clatter by filling the air with bubbles.
Near the end of their spellbinding set in the historic Impérial de Québec theatre, Snaith paused for a moment to plug his buddies, slated to play at the nearby Le Cercle: "Hope everyone is going next door to see our friends Born Ruffians." The acclaimed producer wasn't just being polite with the impromptu endorsement either; not long after wrapping their set, he and his crew were seen down the street nodding along to the Born Ruffians' infectious pop.