Oh yes, The Fun Police are back with another disc, ‘Clown Control’, weaving their way through a collection of 13 tracks that wander through genres like a journeyman traveller through customs. From punk folk to Asian flavored folk, straight rock to reggae, The Fun Police are blazing trails through music country, with a delicious taste of their flavorful offerings for everyone. Never heavy handed, these gents and one lady (the bad cop?) seem to churn out tune after tune of quality music that never really sounds like the track before it. Add it all up, and that is a delicious recipe for music lovers.
Seattle pop band I Love Jen! released their 10-track synthy pop/rock album Stimulus Package on December 25, 2009 as a free download.
You Are Where I Want To Be
Be My Naughty CEO
Strong And Sturdy
Logan Lynn’s From Pillar To Post becomes available on iTunes, November 24th, 2009. The highly anticipated follow up to the 2006 critically acclaimed self-titled release, From Pillar to Post features a wiser and more experience Logan Lynn, who in tandem with his new label, Beat The World Records, has produced a fine album full of danceable cuts, featuring some risqué, stunning, and oft times scathing lyrics.
Norman Baker “The Art of Not Knowing” Album Release, w/ Grand Hallway’s Shenandoah Davis & The Thoughts
Saturday, April 26th
17th Chapter will be playing their CD release party for around the bend and then some, their first full length and a great start. I just came across these guys this week. They’ve got a solid set of sample tunes from the CD on their mySpace page so you’ll know exactly what you’re getting into.
They are supporting the Crying Shame who are also hosting their CD release and the Maldives who are headlining.
Lots of good ol’ local music that ain’t your father’s “beard rock”
The CD! Local Seattle Band, Half Acre Day, releasing Fourteen Trips Around the Sun avail Nov 13th
Right off the bat, Anemone, the first cut off Fourteen Trips Around the Sun, digs its nails into you like a wildcat. It reminded me of an epic Weezer ballad. Slowly sneaking through it’s first couple light and poppy measures and them BAM it’s all over you and you’re hooked into looping it over and over on repeat. The rest of the album follows this first song up with concise, well written pop songs. Some psych-pop, some indie, and it becomes obvious that this band’s members not only play along, but all have a hand in creating and forming each piece. Fourteen Trips Around the Sun is a disc that can be listened all the way through from first to last. A rarity in CDs today.