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April 15, 2014 at 6:31 AM

Seattle music’s bright new face, Vaudeville Etiquette | New recordings

Vaudeville EtiquetteVaudeville Etiquette, ‘Debutantes & Dealers’ (Sunyata)

This debut album from Vaudeville Etiquette establishes the band as one of the bright new faces of Seattle music. Produced by Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees, Walking Papers), mixed by Jack Endino and photographed by Charles Peterson — this band has a high pedigree, with those talents involved.

Singers Tayler Lynn and Bradley Laina are worthy of that attention, though their music owes far more to influences like Neko Case than Seattle rock gods. “Blood & Bone” could be the Lumineers with a female front person, while “Pick Me Up” has moments that marry Dylan with Patsy Cline.

Yet this multifaceted band isn’t easy to pigeonhole or even categorize. Some songs veer more country, while others would be at home on alternative-rock radio. Many young bands put more effort into sound than songwriting, but these 12 tunes are all polished, even if they lack the ultimate catchiness of radio hits.

Vaudeville Etiquette may be debutantes, but this is a band that knows all the right moves, and seems poised for a bigger stage.

Other new releases

The Secret Sisters, “Put Your Needle Down” (Universal Republic)
Afghan Whigs, “Do the Beast” (Sub Pop)
Rodney Crowell, “Tarpaper Sky” (New West)

Comments | More in Americana, Country, Rock/Pop | Topics: Debutantes & Dealers, New Recordings, Vaudeville Etiquette

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