The Maine and Anberlin teamed up for a chilled out good vibe fall tour that features From Indian Lakes and Lydia. They ended the tour in Orlando on Nov. 5. The show was full of good times and good music.
From Indian Lakes, who are really from Indian Lakes California, is a fresh faced group of guys just looking to make songs that are easy to jam out to on a lazy day. Even though the crowd was still walking in and waking up ILF was able to put on a wonderful show. Their style is reminiscent of Valencia and The Early November and worth a listen.
After FIL, long time on again off again band Lydia preformed. Their line may have changed drastically over the years, they may have a million side projects, and they may have had an almost career ending hiatus but Lydia still knows how to put on a great show. Kids were hanging on every last word and it was almost impossible to hear singer Leighton Antelman. If you have never listen to Lydia I would recommend you listen to their new EP ‘Devil’ and more specifically the title track. It is the best representation of not only their sound but overall vibe of the band.
The Maine took to the stage next and to no one’s surprise put on an amazing show. It seems as if this band could do no wrong in anything they do since they moved on from their major label days. They changed some of their older pop songs and made them sound brand new and heavily Ryan Adams influenced. It’s nice to see this band finally come to fruition and make the music they have always been leaning toward over the years. The band just announced a few days ago that they will be releasing an EP called ‘Imaginary Numbers’. They have also posted videos with teaser for each song as well as the full length version of ‘Raining in Paris’. The EP will be out Dec. 10.
Last to take the stage was Florida natives Anberlin. It was very apparent that the Florida pride was in full effect. They had a bit of a lengthy intro, but it built up just enough tension and anticipation that by the time the first song started the crowd was going nuts. Singer Stephen Christian had as much energy as a kid after eating all of his Halloween candy. It was very entertaining and of course the band sounded just as good, if not better, than they do on their albums.
Overall this was a great tour and if you weren’t there you missed out on some pretty amazing music. Definitely give these four a listen to and we will keep you posted on when they will be coming back to the area. But until then plug in and turn it up.