Tonight in Seattle: Defeater, Nite Jewel, DIIV and more!Posted by James Reeves
Within the hardcore genre, if a band isn’t emulating what other bands have been doing for the past quarter century, then something is very wrong. However, Defeater, a hardcore band from Massachusetts, takes those words and throws them right out the window by including four acoustic tracks at the end of their second album. A concept band, the five piece have released two full-length albums, whose songs contain an over-arching story line throughout, for example, focusing on the hardships of a middle-class family post WWII. The emotive and thought-provoking lyrics are what set Defeater apart from other hardcore bands, though their sound remains true to the genre. Check out Defeater with Cowardice, A Hope Not Forgotten, and To The Wind at The Vera Project!
Nite Jewel is the dance-pop brainchild of California native Ramona Gonzalez. She first began crafting her minimalist dance rhythms in her own home with the assistance of a drum machine, keyboards, multi-track recorder and pretty much any instrument she could find. Live, however, Gonzalez teamed up with Cole M. Greif-Neill, among others, and Nite Jewel became a four-piece act. While the sound of Nite Jewel is definitively infectious dance-pop, the undertones are rooted in warped lo-fi and the likes of Debbie Deb, an 80s Freestyle Electro artist. Supporting Nite Jewel will be Golden Gardens, along with Terabytes and the Battery Eaters.
Preview by Bebe Besch:
Wild Nothing and DIIV are both two of Capture Tracks’ most beloved bands, and after playing MFNW yesterday in Portland on the Captured Tracks (Ted’s Berbati) stage, the two bands will both be playing again together tonight at Neumos. Both bands are coming hot off of new albums – Wild Nothing with their sophomore attempt Nocturne, and DIIV with their catchy debut Oshin. Their performances at Music Fest Northwest were some of the most memorable of the weekend. If you’re on the fence about attending their sets in Seattle, locals Seapony will open – which says a lot. Their charming pop will shimmer as an opener with the only female vocalist for the night.