Little Daylight’s ‘Hello Memory’ Release Show: Mercury Lounge, NYC (Photos)

[18 July 2014]

By Sachyn Mital

Contributing Editor

The Little Daylight trio Nikki Taylor, Matt Lewkowicz, and Eric Zeiler (plus a fourth member for the show) celebrated the release of their debut album Hello Memory on July 15th at a sold out Mercury Lounge show. The band had recently opened for Au Revoir Simone at Brooklyn Bowl but they had a funny story to share about an early performance at the Mercury Lounge. Taylor spoke of them booking the gig under an alias so they could test out their material but somehow people got the wrong belief Phoenix would be performing so the venue packed with folks. Te ruse was still successful in the end however, everyone had fun. Now Little Daylight were back with an opening set from their friends Stationary Set, whom they shared a bill with recently.

Earlier this month, NPR offered a stream of Hello Memory and I found myself listening to it several times through. When I made a simple comment about listening to the album (with some of my favorite songs) on Twitter it garnered several favorites more than expected (especially given my small audience).

Clearly a lot of people have found this album to be as infectious as I have. Although the stream is no longer available, we have a track and a remix by the band below that ought to get you hooked so that you’ll pick up Hello Memory out now via Capitol Records and available on iTunes. The band played the above favorites of mine and more easily satisfying the crowd and me. The one weak spot was their encore, a cover of Disclosure’s “Latch” when the song prior was their own “Overdose”, a highly danceable number that would have been a great finale. They will have time on their upcoming tour to flesh out their set and possible explode on the scene with their electronic pop.


Stationary Set:

Little Daylight:

 


Bastille - Bad Blood (Little Daylight Remix) Stream:


Little Daylight Tour Dates:
8/7/14         Columbus, OH @ The Basement *
8/8/14         Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge *
8/9/14         Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn *
8/11/14         Houston, TX @ House of Blues *
8/12/14         Austin, TX @ Stubbs Jr. Bar-B-Q *
8/13/14         Dallas, TX @ House of Blues *
8/15/14         Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
8/16/14         Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed *
8/18/14         Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress *
8/19/14         San Diego, CA @ House of Blues *
8/20/14         West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour *
9/15/14         Allston, MA @ Great Scott
9/16/14         Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
9/17/14         Harrisonburg, VA @ James Madison University
9/19/14         Washington, DC @ DC9
9/20/14         Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
9/23/14         Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater #
9/25/14         Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile #
9/26/14         Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge #
9/27/14         San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
10/3/14         Sacramento, CA @ TBD Festival
# with Clean Bandit
* with Young Rising Sons

Published at: http://www.popmatters.com/pm/post/183813-little-daylight-hello-memory-release-show/