December 13th marked Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaur‘s (TEED) largest New York City headlining date at the 1400-capacitied (though, not sold out) Webster Hall. TEED - electronic production project of Oxford-born Orlando Higginbottom – turned Webster Hall’s main floor into an all-out rave, while also providing spot-on live vocals.
Orlando tore through the majority of his six month old debut full-length, Trouble (released via Polydor Records), with tracks like the crowd-accoladed “Garden”, the Hot Chip-sounding (and my personal favorite) “Stronger”, and the massive title track that got everyone up and dancing throughout the entirety of the production. Between the live vocals and massive electronic sound, the UK artist was able to create a live sound that sounded like something straight out of James Murphy‘s DFA label.
So the live vocals were great, the live electronic sound was great, but then there was the show production: between a massive stage setup, killer lights, and two dinosaur-garbed dancers, the entire show was absolutely enormous, solidifying TEED‘s constant rise into both the indie rock and electronic music blogospheres. Already quite massive overseas, it seems as though Orlando is finally making his mark on US soil with hopefully many more American shows.