Last Wednesday I saw two very interesting groups perform at the infamous Viper Room in Hollywood. The bands were Standing Shadows and Hyena, who both killed it on stage.
Standing Shadows is an alternative-indie-electro band based in Los Angeles. They mix together heavy guitar melodies and soundscapes with vintage synthesizing sounds and emotional vocals, singing in a trilling voice. They have diverse vocals varying from uber-chill whispers to heart-pounding screams. They had excellent stage presence and really got the crowd rocking. My favorite track they performed is called “Silent Revolution”. Enjoy!
Right after Standing Shadows concluded their set, Hyena came on stage with their creative and unique sound. They are a San Diego based duo who have similarities to Cut Copy, Phoenix and The Bravery. The group puts together dark, electronic-fueled beats tied with upbeat synthesizers and energetic bass lines. To add to that, the two have interesting vocals which help make them stand out. They were truly a joy to watch live and I will definitely see them again in person soon. My favorite song that they performed is called “Puma”. Enjoy!