Following a competent set by schizophrenic electro-openers the Frausdots, Unicorns singer, guitarist and synth-ist Alden Ginger, along with fellow multi-tasker Nicholas Diamonds and drum-batterer Jaime Tambeur ambled onstage. Their set was full of glitch-y keyboard flourishes, fractured, cart-wheeling guitars and barely there vocals, which somehow meshed together into a delicate, sunny, candy-colored pop stew.
The Unicorns worked their way through most of their superb Alien8 Recordings, Who Will Cut Our Hair When Were Gone? mixed with in a smattering of onstage banter ranging from time travel to math, to politics to cookies.
Standout jams included the whimsically eerie, sea shanty strut, "Sea Ghost," and the full-on Casio blowout, "Jellybones." The show suffered from a breakdown in momentum at times, but by the time The Unicorns tore into the anthemic "I Was Born (A Unicorn)," with the help of pinch-hitting hip-hoppers Bus Driver and friend, the shabby-chic confines of The Echo pulsed with the energy of new believers.