Furniture Girls is a funky electro rock band from Seattle. Their innate ability to connect with fans and fellow musicians alike has made them one of the most respected and sought-after bands in Seattle's music community. With a seasoned lineup that includes lyricist/lead vocalist stayC Meyer, bassist/producer Jim Watkins, drummer Thane Mitchell, guitarist Jason Lightfoot and vocalist Kate Bradley, the band has been filling clubs across the U.S. with audiences hungry for something dynamic and different since 2007.
Dichotomy in a partnership is always tricky, but not for Seattle’s Fly Moon Royalty. Bleeding with all the heart and soul of blues and r&b, combined with the contemporary aesthetics of modern day electronica and hip hop, the collaboration of the Seattle-based duo is a perfectly fitting contradiction.
Scotty Smith grew up surrounded by the natural beauty of the Puget Sound and Cascade Mountains in his hometown of Everett, Washington. Instead of exploring nature, however, he spent his time discovering psychedelic pop sounds in his parents’ garage. All that fiddling away from the bright blue sky has paid off. He assembled drummer Richie Owen and bassist Derek Johnston to form Fauna Shade in 2013, and now they’ll release their debut LP, Baton Rouge, on April 28th.
"Sweater Weather" has updated, perfected and gilded intertwining, riff/metallic-punctuated underground instrumental music — post-rock to math-metal and beyond — and made it more human than any band has since this stuff was invented in the ‘80s. These songs are flat-out beautiful. I am recommending "Sweater Weather" harder than I have recommended an album in ages... my #1 album of 2014.
The Hasslers, local Missoula Americana/ Alt-Country troubadours, have been spending the last year in the Pacific Northwest, getting their feet wet in the big city music scene, playing venues weekly in Seattle and Portland, and most importantly, recording their full-length album, State Center.
For Seattle-based Kris Orlowski and his band, making music is about more than fulfilling personal agendas; it’s about creating something that touches the soul. Through relatable storytelling, husky harmonies and knack for hitting emotional highs, the band has touched the souls of people across the Pacific Northwest since 2010.
Heatherfield is the sophomore album from Silver Torches, AKA Erik Walters.
"...an impeccably crafted set of folk-tinged pop-rock reminiscent at times of Ryan Adams. The album features a warm, often-melancholy sound combining acoustic and electric guitars and a variety of keyboards with Walters' raspy vocals, heartfelt lyrics and wistful melodies." - Don Yates, KEXP
"... Walters’s music tells a story, whether of an old friend or a long drive, and those stories are bound to trigger some memories.” - Lemonade Magazine
"...a soothing sonic delight in our overly-compressed world." - NW Music Scene
Bryan John Appleby is a singer/songwriter and composer living in Seattle, WA. After moving to the Pacific Northwest from Central Coast California in 2007 as a drummer in short-lived indie rock outfit, Bryan switched his focus to guitar and spent several seasons penning the songs that comprised his 2009 EP Shoes for Men and Beasts. Bryan’s early live shows – many of which took place at open mic nights, dubbed “the batting cages” – quickly earned him a reputation as a notable lyricist and a compelling solo performer, often surprising crowded bars and basements to a heady, affecting silence with his clear voice and intricately crafted lyrics.
In the 19th century, metropolitan Seattle was founded by freemasons, occultists, and spiritualists—but today, it’s being dramatically rebuilt by the tech sector. Out of this strange intersection of energies in the city’s history emerges Charms, a biomechanical noise punk trio whose necro-electro sound is akin to a thousand broken computers surging with blue crystal power. Propelled by the piston-like industrial drumming of Ray McCoy, bubbling cauldron guitar of E.J. Tolentino, and the haunted alchemical bass synth of Josh McCormick, the group’s hyper-kinetic freakouts are a manifestation of the anxieties of Seattle—a city staring down what could either be a transhumanist utopian biofuture or a posthumanist dystopian decline.
It’s a concept the band drives home both sonically and visually with the help of projectionist Kevin Blanquies. Charms frequently plays shows in front of live feeds of themselves performing, the video feeding back on itself into an uneasy infinity as the group writhes around in epileptic fits. The future, as Charms’ music, weighs heavy, and there’s no telling where the intersection of man and machine really begins or ends.
- Kelton Sears, Seattle Weekly
Magpies hail from Havre, Montana, which is about 30 miles from Saskatchewan and home to the Big Bud 747, the world's largest farm tractor. Founded by Samantha Pollington and Tolan Harber, the band released "Diable Highway Sessions" in 2007, followed by 2009's "Pica Pica." In 2012, after relocating to Missoula, Magpies released "Pretty Big Time," which one regional newspaper called shimmery, badass, sweet and sinister. It's music for music geeks." Magpies have played from Seattle to Los Angeles, Billings to Chicago. With recent additions of Hank Donovan (guitar) and Jamie Rogers (drums), they recently released this fourth album "Tornado."
Biddadat is derived from the musical talents of Cameron Brownell, Cody Karr and Kyle Miller. Some of us have been collaborating musically longer than others, but all-together, we have been writing and performing for about two years. We are currently based out of Seattle, but we all were born and raised in the Inland Northwest: Sandpoint, Idaho and Missoula, Montana. Our goal has been to provide our friends and family with musical entertainment, and provoke thought by combining current, authentic lyrical content and progressive yet catchy composition. With deep roots in the blues, our sound is a unique blend of varying genres like reggae, jazz, folk, funk, and even progressive rock.
MATTRESS is a hybrid of synth pathos and soul shouting. A solo project born of struggle and heavy thoughts. Something like Iggy Pop and Tom Jones mixed with Kraftwerk and Suicide. Drum machines rattle basslines swoop the voice croons about survival, lost dreams and pains. Rex Marshall is from the sinful city of Las Vegas, Nevada. MATTRESS is not easy listening.