Thenewno2 is no stranger to Lollapalooza.
The Dhani Harrison-fronted band had played the venerable Chicago music festival twice before, and it seems that dedication has built quite a loyal fanbase in the Windy City.
As Harrison and Co. took the BMI stage around 5:40 p.m. on Friday, several spectators spectators were wearing the white paper masks that were featured on the cover of their debut album, You Are Here. A few fans even had t-shirts with thenewno2′s neon font emblazoned across the front.
Harrison confirmed that he loved Lolla, as well, proclaiming that it was the “raddest” festival.
He’s obviously feeling good after thenewno2 dropped their second album – thefearofmissingout just a few days ago.
It’s impressive that thenewno2 can pull off the arty psychedelia of their latest record in a live setting.
An array of pedals, knobs and keys emitted bleeps and blurps, all while bone-rattling bass thumps kept you on your toes. Guitars – and even a ukulele – added to the rich texture.
Thenewno2 pulled heavily from thefearofmissingout, including “Make It Home,” which the band played last week on Conan.
It was an adventurous show with a lot to aurally digest, but there is no doubt that you can nod your head to these new tunes.