Editor’s note: This article was originally published March 11, 2014
A wall to wall crowd packed into Haven for the Harvest Records showcase kicked off at 8 p.m. with a set by L.A. based art and music collective Young and Sick. With shoulder length blond hair, Hawaiian print cabana pants and no shoes the lead singer looked like he might have just wandered in off the beach, or the greenbelt, as it were.
He sang with a silky falsetto woven with tight harmonies from keyboardists on either side, one male and one female. With song titles like "Willow" and "Valium" much of the set was languid and dreamy nouveau r&b, pretty music moving at a slow pace.
Mixed in with the wall of cameras in the front row stylish twenty-somethings swayed from side to side. They were feeling it.
For their final song the band kicked it up a notch. Layering aural textures over a funky keyboard bass they grooved out a totally respectable dance track. The band is clearly a young collective with a slow burning buzz and plenty of range to grow into.