The Australian synth-poppers energized the Brooklyn masses on Sunday
It wasn't an excuse. "We played Lollapalooza yesterday, and I'm running on about an hour of sleep," Cut Copy mastermind/vocalist Dan Whitford admitted halfway through his band's set at the Williamsburg Waterfront. Despite the exhaustion, the Australian synth-pop group seemed as energized as their fans, zipping through a host of their 80s-tinged club hits ("Lights & Music," "Hearts on Fire," "Far Away") and a few new tracks, which either delighted or disturbed the crowd with its more psychedelic, rock-tinged flavor. The band's new record is tentatively due in 2011—we'll soon see what direction they're headed. With Memory Tapes, Punches, Glasser and Restless People.