HARRIET + CLARA-NOVA + KOREY DANE @ THE TROUBADOUR
Photos and recap by Scott Sheff
It’s been four years in the making, but L.A.’s very own Harriet had reason to celebrate with the release of its first full length album American Appetite at a sold-out Troubadour. The quartet, led by lead singer/guitarist/keyboardist Alex Casnoff and his pitch-perfect falsettos, kept the energy high and upbeat throughout the evening in front of an enthusiastic crowd. Despite the demands for more music following the end of their set, music lovers would have to settle for two encore songs from Harriet to whet their American aural appetites.
Clara-Nova, the indie-pop/synth project of Sydney Wayser, wowed the crowd thanks in part to Wayser’s out-of-this-world set of pipes and the beautiful harmonizing from the band. Whether she was serenading the crowd from behind the keyboard, beating the drums, or laying down licks on guitar, the multi-talented Wayser captivated the audience wherever she was on stage.
The evening kicked off with the soulful Americana sounds of Korey Dane, who seemed to win over the crowd with his music and charm. While the band fell short on the joke front in between songs, the real charm came in their interaction with each other to bide time while tuning their instruments. The group’s comfort level with one another flowed effortlessly with the laid-back tracks played by Dane and his band.