Tonight In Music: Lemolo, Frightened Rabbit, LeeniPosted by Billy McManus
If you are looking for something beautifully mellow to do this afternoon, you should definitely get down to the Comet and check out Lemolo. This local act will be gracing the stage with their thoughtfully arranged and gracefully performed songs about love and longing. Their music is full simple arrangements and subtle harmonies that channel Neko Case and the Cowboy Junkies. If this video is any indication they also sound pretty amazing live. They have only been around for a little over a year, but they have already released a fantastic EP, and played stages like Neumos. Get on down there and check them out!
Usually Sunday is not a great night for shows, but tonight is gonna be pretty hot! Coming to us all the way from Scotland, Frightened Rabbit will be doing a free show at Sonic Boom this afternoon. This is really great news if you don’t have tickets to their SOLD OUT show later tonight at Neumos. Though they are from across the pond, their sound is definitely indie and will feel right at home on stage here in Seattle. Their sound is a strange mix of down stroke guitar riffs and jumbly syncopated beats that feel both clean and cluttered at the same time. Over all, their music is extremely listenable and catchy. They may not be back to Seattle for a while, so this show is definitely not to be missed. Even if you already have tickets to Neumos, Sonic Boom is always a fun place to see a band–why not do both?
Leeni has been around for a few years now and has earned her spot in the ranks of 8-bit old schoolers here in Seattle. If you are not familiar, 8-bit is what happens when you take your old Game Boy, hook it up through a sequencer and drum machine, then proceed to play it live. When done well it can be really amazing. It can also induce grade school flashbacks of Mario Bros. and Castlevania, which is also a great thing. Leeni‘s 8-bit is particularly hard to resist. Not only is it musically and technically on point, it’s packed full of her beautiful vocals and well written lyrics. If you have never heard of 8-bit, it’s time you initiate yourself. If you are already a fan, you’ve probably stopped reading by now and are en route to Fremont. It’s cool, I understand.