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October 16, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Local electronic heroes Odesza celebrate new album with two shows | Concert preview

Northwest electronic duo Odesza’s profile has grown immensely in the past two years, and the group now has a proper album to show for it. Upcoming Seattle shows are in support of “In Return,” a release that expands Odesza’s trademarks — waves of sub bass, hip-hop-lite drums and hooky melodies from a cadre of anonymous-sounding guest vocalists — to widescreen proportions. With Hayden James, Ambassadeurs.

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September 9, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Seattle duo Odesza changes course | New recordings

By Joseph Sutton-Holcomb / Special to The Seattle Times

Odesza, ‘In Return’ (Counter)

Odesza’s new album begins with a return to the group’s established sound: sped-up or “chipmunked” vocals and/or a slow, wall-rattling beat. The opening track, “Always This Late,” represents the best and worst trait of Seattle production duo Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight. The chilled-out low-end makes their music impressibly accessible, but the device wears thin.

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Comments | More in Electronic, Rock/Pop | Topics: "In Return", New Recordings, Odesza

April 11, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Seattle Odesza’s has arrived | Concert preview

By Joseph Sutton-Holcomb / Special to The Seattle Times

Sometimes, getting skeptical music fans excited about an EDM band is an incredible hassle. With this genre especially, the listening experience changes drastically based on context. The newest EP by production duo Odesza — called “My Friends Never Die” — might sound repetitive if played through a laptop for people chilling distractedly on a living room couch.

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November 22, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Local duo Odesza’s meteoric rise | Concert preview

(Bronson Selling) By Andrew Gospe Special to The Seattle Times It’s only taken Odesza 18 months to achieve the kind of stature that takes most musicians years. Clayton Knight and Harrison Mills started playing together in spring 2012, the end of their senior years at Western Washington University. Each had been making electronic music independently, but they immediately meshed….

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