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What’s another few days of waiting when your return is already 20 years in the making? Originally slotted as the first U.S. date of their comeback, the traditional club warm up before Coachella, Lush’s gig Monday night at the Roxy ended up as their “warm down” show, their last date of this initial West Coast/Coachella tour, shuffled back to the end after a visa snafu delayed their arrival.
Even before the first gloriously chorused chord is strummed, it’s clear the sell out room is won over. The love in the room is intense. A nice mix of well-preserved older scenester types and youngins pack the room to the gills. It’s almost bonus then, that the revered London band was able to rekindle their dreamy signature sound to great effect once again. The dueling guitars of Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson were right on point, the prior’s breezy vocals weaving through the miasma (though occasionally buried in the mix, wouldn’t have minded turning her up a bit). All in all, a tight, energetic set showcasing the wide range of sonics and song arrangements of their classic 4AD catalog.