The Coral whirled through a dizzying set that spanned their supple career and delivered oldies and newbies. Songs were intercepted with dazzling jam sessions to a packed Astoria crowd that even included avid supporters Oasis. (Now those are some fans to write home about.–ed.)

The soulful Scousers were light on the banter but heavy on the music and whizzed through a rich back-catalogue before trying out new tracks from their upcoming release, Roots and Echoes, which drops in July. The night began with classics from their debut, from “Spanish Main” to “Simon Diamond” and the ever-popular indie delight “Dreaming Of You.”

Other highlights included “Don’t Think You’re The First,” “Pass It On” and “Bill McCai”. New tracks such as “Who’s Gonna Find Me” and “Jacqueline” instantly won over a bobbing crowd of Coral devotees.

Though the boys are still in their mid-twenties, they’ve had more than a decade of their playing together. Tonight’s show proves The Coral have a staying power that transcends the current hipster-gunk-infused scene. Their talent and blatent disregard for staying on top of passing trends will soar them into their thirties and continue to make them a Britpop mainstay for years to come. Just look at their pals Oasis, after all. –Andrea D’Alessandro

 
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