Tonight in Seattle: The RaZor Skyline, Codeine, The Awfully Sudden Death of Martha G and more!Posted by James Reeves
The RaZor Skyline is a Seattle-based gothic rock band who originally formed in 1994 under the moniker Journal of Trauma. Also originally a two-piece outfit, the duo of Karen Kendall and the_gun added a third member to round out the lineup on electric percussion. In the short year and a half that followed, the band recorded their first album and signed to C.O.P International. At the same time however, they ran into name troubles with the American Association for the Surgery of Trauma, who had also published an article by the same name, thus The RaZor Skyline was born. For being under the label of “gothic rock” The RaZor Skyline’s music is very rooted in the electronic/dance-ish genre with Kendall’s vocals pushed above steady electronic drumbeats and the intermittent guitar riff. Check out The RaZor Skyline along with Soil & Eclipse at El Corazon!
Seattle-based The Awfully Sudden Death of Martha G is headlining tonight’s show at The Crocodile. TASDoMG is a rock band who has that same sort of upbeat tempo music as Flogging Molly with folk influences. They are playing with Roll Acosta and Vanity Mirrors, the former of which is an indie-pop trio who recently released a ten-track full-length album. Vanity Mirrors is another three-piece indie-rock band who are currently recording their debut EP. The lineup of folk-influenced rock and dreamy indie-pop tunes should have something to appeal to everyone, check it out!
Preview by Chris Green:
Codeine‘s first US release, Frigid Stars, came out on Sub Pop Records in 1992, and the band broke up 2 years (one EP and one LP) later. Codeine were one of the pioneers of the slowcore sound. Their songs move at a languid tempo that allows the listener to be swept away by the guitar tone and drifting reverbed vocals. During their brief career, lineup changes within the band had them recording with members of Squirrel Bait, Antietam, and B*tch Magnet.
After 16 years or so of playing in other bands, the original members were contacted about releasing a box set of all of their original recordings and a large volume of unreleased material. This came out as 2011′s When I See The Sun. Renewed interest caused them to be solicited by Mogwai to reunite for his curated I’ll Be Your Mirror festival (known for high profile reunions) in London. The band decided to do a short tour after their May festival gig, which has them visiting us in Seattle for two nights at the Triple Door.
Each night will have a different opening band. On the 9th, British singer/songwriter Scout Nibllet (she takes her stage name from the character in “To Kill a Mockingbird”) will be starting things off. On the 10th, Rivulets (AKA Denver singer Nathan Amundson) will be the opener.