Tonight in Seattle: The Intelligence, Unnatural Helpers, Until This Sunrise, Fallen Traitors and more!Posted by James Reeves
The Intelligence are last year’s Stranger Music Genius winners and now they celebrate the release of their newest album, Everybody’s Got It Easy But Me. This latest release on In the Red Records will be the band’s eighth full-length studio album since 1999, and in addition, have been featured on eight different compilations, released several EPs, and five split singles, just to name a few of their many accomplishments. With such a fast-tracking prolific career, The Intelligence are always pushing themselves to do better and experiment sonically. Abandoning the lo-fi recording approach, the band returned to The Hanger in the Bay Area and pursued a much clearer and crisper overall sound. The result is a mix of fuzzy post-punk guitars that scramble in all directions and crisp, bone-dry drums that provide a solid rhythm to the chaos on top of them. If this sounds like music you may be interested in, check out The Intelligence’s album release party and The Crocodile.
Preview by Jessica Kaminski:
Electro-stringed instrument slingers, The Unnatural Helpers, will be laying into some deep grooves and solid rock as part of the album release festivities. Known for an irreverent and loud live performance — things are bound to get hot and heavy in record speed. If you still aren’t convinced that you need to be at this show, consider that this merry band of musicians has been “culled from the ditches of modern society” and have set out to celebrate the full spectrum of emotions (with an emphasis on the darker recesses of the psyche).Get up, get down…or whatever way you get, make sure you get to the Croc on Thursday night.
The Wimps and Dream Salon will be kicking off the show.
When one thinks of metalcore, it’s not uncommon to think of distorted guitars, heavy double bass drums, and immense breakdowns. And one would be normally be correct in this assumption, unless talking about Until This Sunrise. UTS, a Puyallup based band, is carving their own path through the metalcore genre by use of heavy electronic sounds in addition to the standard metal fare. This combination of dubstep/electronic and metalcore are what set Until This Sunrise apart from many other metal bands. Co-headlining with Until This Sunrise is Fallen Traitors, a four-piece metal band who is working in the studio and tracking their first album, Empty. For all metal-heads out there, this is one show you don’t want to miss, check out Until This Sunrise, Fallen Traitors, Last Known Address, Citizen’s Arrest and How We Fall.
Preview by Bebe Besch:
Limes might not be the craziest venture that creator Shawn Cripps has experienced throughout his vibrant life, but it’s an intriguing one nonetheless. With a revolving cast of backers, Cripps’ collective Limes has been playing small shows for nearly a decade while slowly putting out recorded material. Some singles were made in a variety of places, however, such as France and Italy amongst his local surroundings – and this all ties to Limes’ fan base being firstly and primary overseas, despite Cripps being Memphis-based.
Perhaps that will change this Thursday at Barboza, though, as Limes surely will create fans out of our local crowd. Limes will be brining their blues/garage band pop to the intimate space, accompanied by Sad Horse, a Portland-based duo who are celebrating their recent release of Purple on Purple Makes Purple, and Abductee, a minimalist punk duo who represent Seattle.