I didn’t know much about Coast Modern before they hit the stage at Subterranean for their slot on the Alt Nation tour with which they’re currently traveling. Luke Atlas and Coleman Trapp turn their indie pop duo into a strong foursome for live shows, and they keep the people moving. They opened the show with about 45 minutes of material, including some new stuff that might come up on their first EP or LP (they’ve only released singles in the two years they’ve been making music together).
The mostly-under-21 crowd seemed to know every song, even the new stuff. That caught the attention of Coleman, who asked one of the girls up front if she was following them on tour ( I didn’t hear her answer, but someone next to me said they were probably going to catch them again in Milwaukee tomorrow night).