Beautiful. Noisy. Orgasmic. Truckasauras makes a swirling music concoction of lo-fi, electronic, devo-ish, audio-visual stimulation that might be too much for too many people. But the sounds of Truckasauras are definitely worth listening to. The band has a new album, "Quarters" with nine electro hits to take you on a quite a musical ride. Enjoy because it is dam good!Truckasauras "Quarters" (mp3) from "Quarters" (Fourthcity) Buy at iTunes Music Store Buy at Amazon MP3 More On This Album
Tour Dates:Sep 1 Urbana, IL - Canopy Club Sep 2 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall Sep 3 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Sep 4 Toronto, ON - El Mocambo Sep 6 Montreal, QC - Casa Del Popolo Sep 7 Cambridge, MA - TT The Bear's Sep 8 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom Sep 10 Washington, DC - Black Cat Sep 11 Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary Sep 12 Cleveland Heights, OH - Grog Shop Sep 13 Columbus, OH - The Basement Oct 13 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore Cabaret w/ Superchunk Oct 14 Seattle, WA - Showbox at the Market w/ Superchunk & Teenage Fanclub Oct 15 Portland, OR - Wonder Ballroom w/ Superchunk & Teenage Fanclub Oct 19 Los Angeles, CA - The Music Box w/ Superchunk
By Cathleen Robertson Seattle, WA
Nouela Johnston, a.k.a. People Eating People, played Seattle’s historic Fremont Abbey for a Bumbershoot preview at Round 63 recently. Rounds at the Abbey consist of poets, painters and singers in a multimedia performance, all acoustic and all on-the-fly.
I had seen PEP at the Crocodile last year, and the chance to see her in an improve situation was a show I couldn’t resist. Johnston is basically a solo keyboardist who is occasionally accompanied by a drummer, but she doesn’t need any backing musicians, especially when she has a pair of perfectly good feet and hands to use for percussion. Her songs are plaintive, jazzy, poppy and gritty all at once. For example, “For Now” is simple, musically, until you listen to the lyrics: a wistful, melancholic love song that is so personal- and common to us all – that it will stick in your head for days.
A more lively, but wickedly sarcastic song “I Hate All My Friends” belies a sweet exterior and impressive vocal range. I don’t know who pissed her off, but now everyone knows about it. Johnston changes tempo and key signatures enough to prevent anyone thinking every song is the same. Razor-sharp riffs evident on “Building Armor” highlight her familiarity with the 61-keys better than any other song on her self-titled debut CD, but my favorite song is “Rain, Rain” because the lyrics are so perceptive and frank, and I wish I had written them.
I hope the Seattle radio station managers are listening; this girl needs to be in their rotation. People Eating People is scheduled to be at Bumbershoot on September 6th and then she heads to Portland for MusicFest NW on September 10th.
Swell. Uplifting and simply too good to not pass along, meet Hey Marseilles and grab the download below. Wow, really, can they pull off a sound that connects orchestral, pop and folk rock? Yes they do and the music is lovely. Sweet melodies laced over accordion, viola, cello and trumpets set a tone of reflection for the band as they weave their stories for you. Be sure to see them on tour as they will be promoting their new album, "To Trunks & Travels" that drops in June.Play Rio [audio:http://loudvine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/HM-04_Rio.mp3|titles=HM-04_Rio] MP3 : > Rio Tour dates: 5/21: Seattle, WA The Vera Project [All Ages Vinyl Release Show] 5/22: Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern [21+ Vinyl Release Show] 6/10: Portland, OR Mississippi Studios** 21+ 6/13: San Francisco, CA Hotel Utah** 21+ 6/14: Santa Cruz, CA The Crepe Place 6/15: Santa Barbara, CA Muddy Waters 6/17: Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater** 21+ 6/25: Seattle, WA The Harbor Steps [afternoon show] 7/18: Lake Oswego, OR Milennium Plaza Park
What is it about Seattle musicians and the vastness of their creativity that keeps me in awe? Yet another band from Seattle has a grip of me and just wont let go of me.
Thunder Buffalo. Remember the name. Listening to this band makes me feel invincible. I can chew through metal, walk on clouds, tell people they smell, tell the IRS to bugger off, skip backwards up hills and quite possibly walk around town naked with my new Thunder Buffalo tattoo on my chest. The music leaves me feeling protected as if sporting an invisible shield of bad ass and letting people they better not screw with me when listening to Thunder Buffalo! Cut through the fuzzy hacking pop-psych laden guitar riffs and you find yourself being called into the womb that is Thunder Buffalo. Dam, I might never want to leave this place.Play Gloomy in All of Us [audio:http://loudvine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/ThunderBuffalo_GloomyInUsAll.mp3|titles=ThunderBuffalo_GloomyInUsAll] MP3 : > Download Gloomy in All of Us Buy Album
Seattle music is alive and well. Again. This time with Feral Children. They are anything but a ravenous bunch. Unless you consider the depth of their honesty, which simply sucks you up with a subtle, brooding, yet welcoming, all encompassing sweetness that lends weight and worthiness to its music and keeps coming for you.
Feral Children let the wildness they feel inside, ooze gently outwards via an eclectic and swirling music that is both radiant and dark, powerful and caressing, and knocks you along so you can listen to their story on their new album, "Brand New Blood."Play On A Frozen Beach [audio:http://loudvine.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/FeralChildren_OnAFrozenBeach.mp3|titles=Download On A Frozen Beach] Download Buy the album here:
With a shot of nostalgic, amp'd up f*&! you we're doing it our way sound, the band is starting to storm Seattle's famed music scene with a powerful sound all their own, a growing and loyal fan base along with inspired ears everywhere that tingle with delight when their music is played. As the album grows in sound and complexity, so does the resonating music of Feral Children. And what I like the most is that each song seems to find its own defining genre so it makes you realize this bands' sounds may jump all over the place, but who cares when it is just all sooo good!