El Cid reminds me of Rosarito, Mexico as you walk down the old, uneven brick stairs through the foliage. It's almost completely surrounded by palm trees which gives it a nice tropical vibe. This turned out to be the perfect scene for The Little Ones whose debut EP release Sing Song has a sunny, relaxed, pop feel that shines through in every song.
It's hard to believe that tonight was their third performance ever. You would've thought they'd been playing together for years or just come off of a tour because the set was so tight and natural. Bands like The Little Ones, that actually appear to be having fun on stage, always become more likable and mesmerizing as the set moves forward. They played the entire EP with a few extra tunes. Highlights include the hits 'Lovers Who Uncover', 'Cha Cha Cha', and 'High on a Hill'. The Little Ones are one of the great original pop bands in L.A. right now. They channel the best moments of Built to Spill and The Shins while making it seem flawless, original, and more modern than most bands you'll encounter these days.