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.More
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If you’ve ever checked out the jukebox at a Seattle dive bar, The Murder City Devils require little introduction. The reunited locals, back on stage this weekend, provided a jolt of excitement during the lean post-grunge years. Like their forebears The Misfits, MCDs dealt in punkish rock with fright-night flair.More
Discovering Guided by Voices means diving headfirst into a catalog of more songs than there are years A.D. — a daunting prospect, perhaps, but a rewarding one.
The Dayton, Ohio indie lifers — known for their concise pop craftsmanship, surrealist lyrical slant, lo-fi production tactics, and sheer output — play Seattle’s Showbox club Sunday.More
Not many Seattle bands can pretend that a national holiday was named in their honor. The Presidents of the United States of America, known to fans by the acronym PUSA, are warming up for Presidents Day with their sixth annual PUSAFEST, a series of weekend shows beginning Friday night at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland and…More
David Nail once sang “God Bless America” at a World Series game between the St. Louis Cardinals and the Texas Rangers, so it would have been forgivable if he had been in a bad mood Wednesday night.
After all, Nail is a Missouri native and his Cardinals had just suffered a blowout loss to the Boston Red Sox in Gaem 1 of the World Series minutes before he took the stage. If he was bothered, he did a good job of not letting it show.
Instead of moping, Nail introduced the Showbox at the Market crowd to his new look (a short-cropped haircut and looking svelte) and some new songs off his upcoming third album, “I’m a Fire.”More
He might not be the country star that’s burning brightest these days, but David Nail has a low-key, polished and most importantly pleasing sound. Nail plays the Showbox at the Market Wednesday night in a show that should fill the void between smaller local acts and the huge names like Kenny Chesney that fill stadiums.
Nail has a handful of true hits, including his No. 1 single “Let It Rain,” and he’ll likely dust off that and other favorites from his 2008 debut “I’m About to Come Alive” and 2011’s “The Sound of a Million Dreams.”
He also has a single, “Whatever She’s Got,” working it’s way up the country charts right now. It’s the lead single off his new album, “I’m a Fire,” which is set to be released sometime in 2014. Expect Nail to try out some new tunes at the show.
Soundposts had a chance to talk with Nail before his show. Check out the Q&A after the jump.More
By Andrew Gospe
It’s hard not to think that bands like Sleigh Bells represent the future of rock ’n’ roll.
Genre boundaries are more blurred than ever, and guitar-based music is finding itself increasingly phased out of the popular consciousness by rap, R&B and EDM. The Brooklyn-based duo of Alexis Krauss and Derek Miller has achieved near-mainstream success in this environment by working with non-rock influences. Hip-hop flavored beats and Krauss’ cooing, bubblegum-pop vocals share space with Miller’s meat-and-potatoes guitar riffs and a compressed-to-smithereens production style.More