This Summer I was in Seattle and I fell in love with the city. Music is one of the most importan things in this beautiful place and there are a lot of good musicians and locations for gigs and music events. This is our selection of 5 Seattle artists you need to know.
Briana Marela. Briana Marela is an interesting songwriter with an amazing unwordly voice. All Around Us is her second album. Listen to “Dani“.
Nat Evans. Nat Evans is a composer and a sound-artist from Seattle. The Tortoise is his latest album. In the summer of 2014, he spent five months hiking the 2,600 mile Pacific Crest Trail writing music and making hundreds of field recordings in a project called The Tortoise. Along the way he sent SD cards filled with field recordings to a series of composers who created works responding to the recordings made nearby where they lived. Those works were posted online all summer so that people could hear how the sound of the trail changed as Evans moved northward, and how different people respond to their landscapes. Upon his return Evans recorded his own works from his long walk. This album features those works, as well as the pieces by his collaborators.
Mutiny Mutiny. Mutiny Mutiny is a Seattle-based band lead by Jason Dean and Jenn Schmidt. They had post-punk and post-hardcore roots. Undefined is the debut ep.
Valley Maker. Valley Maker is the stage name of songwriter and musician Austin Crane. When I Was A Child is the debut album (Brick Lane, 2015). Listen to ”Pretty Little Life Form” that highlights the double line of male/female voices and the arrangement elegance.
Childbirth. Childbirth is a female trio (with members of Chastity Belt, Tacocat and Pony Time) with a punk background. Women’s Rights is the debut album. Listen to “Let’s be bad“.