Tonight in Seattle: Young Magic, Quilt, Agalloch and more!Posted by Bebe Besch
This Thursday, Barboza will host psych electronic trio Young Magic who are based out of Brooklyn. Their debut album, Melt, came out in February of this year and packs the band’s many influences into a combination of eleven intriguing songs. With inspirations from West African rhythms, hip-hop, UK bass, and 60s psychedelic soul, Young Magic truly bring something original to the table with this debut. Recordings from 10 different countries are featured along the album, so live, they are sure to give you a taste of their musical journey.
Co-headlining at Barboza with Young Magic is the multi-layered Quilt, hailing from Boston, whose chillwave and visuals extend past any genre. The mystical longing between the notes of their song “Cowboys in the Void” from their self titled album released last November highlights their bold reverb and psych pop vocal harmonization.
Agalloch in 2005 (Photo courtesy of Agalloch)
Preview by Daniel Ahrendt:
Portland’s folk-doom grave crawlers Agalloch mark seventeen years of existence this year and on Thursday will turn The Crocodile into a righteous dirge hall. Their new EP Faustian Echos (released on their own label Dammerung Arts) is their newest recording since the 2010 LP Marrow of the Spirit, which marked a return to the bands original, unpolished method of recording. Such decisions bring out the base beauty of what Agalloch has come to be over the years, lending their use of NW metal atmospheric expanse very apt primeval placement. Their musical presence owes just as much to Ingmar Bergman as it does to Ulver, resulting in a sonically cinematic experience to accompany the unforgiving elements of nature. This show will be the second stop on a month long summer tour taking them from Portland down to San Francisco’s Great American Music Hall on August 11th. Check out the full listing of dates below. Joining them at the Crocodile will be Taurus featuring Stevie Floyd of Dark Castle and Ashley Spungin of Purple Rhinestone Eagle as well as Portland’s Eight Bells.
Agalloch in 2009