Posted in music | pictures on October 25, 2012

photos by Debi Del Grande

Ultraista @ Echoplex - 10/19/12

The experience shows. Their U.S. live debut may have only been eight songs long, but the band imbued each album cut with an air of nonchalant cool. With the atmospheric consistency of their self-titled debut, and the help of some Piet Mondrian-like backing videos, the show was not unlike an art rave. It was an ideal manifestation of their art movement namesake that asserted surreal variations on minimalism are superior to more ornate styles. [Under the Radar]
Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich's band with drummer Joey Waronker (Walt Mink, Beck) and singer Laura Bettinson (Dimbleby & Capper, FEMME), Ultraista played their first US shows this week and last, starting at LA's Echoplex (10/19), then hitting San Francisco's Independent (10/22), and finally NYC's Le Poisson Rouge last night (10/24). We missed them last night, but we did catch their LA show and pictures from that one are in this post.

The band will make their network TV debut when they play The Late Show with David Letterman on November 2. They also just made a video for "Our Song," which you can watch below.

That video, more pics, the setlist, and some high quality videos from Echoplex are below.


Ultraista - "Our Song" Official Video

Ultraista - "Small Talk" at Echoplex - 10/19/12

Ultraista - "Easier" at Echoplex - 10/19/12







Ultraista @ Echoplex - 10/19/12 Setlist: (via)
Bad Insect
Gold Dayzz
Our Song
Wash It Over
Static Light
Strange Formula



Comments (7)

More of this bleep bloop shit?

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2012 9:30 AM

very short setlist
they only have a record out, but why wouldn't they play it whole?

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2012 10:15 AM

i went last night, they were really good.

Posted by Anonymous | October 25, 2012 10:43 AM

45 min set at LPR.
Some was pretty enjoyable, some was plain lame, but nothing too smart or rich. Made me miss Faithless, Olive, Mono And other late 90s electronica.

Posted by ME | October 25, 2012 3:20 PM

Very interesting article, I look forward to more research coming out regarding the remaining two thirds

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 4:47 PM

I wish I could see this in person.

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