Coach Phillips, Arthur James, I Wish I Was A Punk Band

Mon Jun 17 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$10.00

Ages 21+

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Coach Phillips, Arthur James, I Wish I Was A Punk Band

  • Coach Phillips

    Coach Phillips

    Indie Rock

    Coach Phillips is a Seattle-based indie pop/rock band comprised of Wade Phillips, Jessica Kim, Chet Baughman, Tom Moskal and Joe Oakes.

    Formed amidst a series of Seattle house shows in 2017, Coach Phillips has spent the last year performing in support of their home-recorded and self-released 'Learning How to Swim' EP. Characterized by guitar-driven songwriting and a mix of witty, romantic, and melancholic lyrics, the release gained support from numerous radio outlets and was highlighted by NPR Music's 2018 'Heavy Rotation' series.

    A debut Coach Phillips LP (titled ‘Never Is Enough’) is set to be released June 5th 2019 via Seattle independent label Den Tapes.

    "...when it comes to summoning nostalgia, Coach Phillips really hits the nail on the (tape) head." — Capital Public Radio / NPR Music (2018) 

  • Arthur James

    Arthur James

    Alternative Rock

    Born in Riverside, California, the oldest child in a military family, Arthur James has been traveling all his life. His songs are landmarks of his journey that paint vivid landscapes of the many thousands of miles he’s seen in a struggle to find the meaning of ‘home’. 

    Music was always a means of escape and release. “Growing up all over - all over the world - I needed a place to put things. I needed a place to go to. A place that was familiar to me. Some place safe, you know? So, I started writing songs and living inside them.” 

    His lyricism lends to his patience and attention to the substance of every song, with nods to his influences, Gregory Alan Isakov, David Bazan, Justin Vernon, Matt Skiba and John K. Samson. His writing has been described as “complex and intelligently constructed.” 

    Arthur played all over the upper-midwest and fronted 5 different bands, living between Minot, ND and Minneapolis, MN from 2000-2012. 
    After moving to Washington in 2012, he played all over the greater Seattle area. 

    When he's not on the road or writing, he’s reading about quantum physics, black holes and other curious subjects. “I’m into autodidactism; I’ve always loved science and math and physics, so I find books or documentaries on that stuff and feed my head. It’s fascinating and I feel that it gives you the ultimate perspective. We’re just so bloody small.” 

    His new EP, The 4th Floor, was recorded in his home in West Seattle using very little instrumentation. “I’ve grown to really appreciate the sound of a room when music is being played in it. Like the little things that happen on the fretboard of a guitar when fingers move over it. I wanted people to hear those things. I wanted people to hear a real voice and real fingers, singing and playing those songs. Like the songs were being performed right next to you.” 
    The idea behind the EP is something that’s very important to him. 
    “This EP was written using other people’s stories. It's a selection of songs from a plethora I wrote about things that happened to other people. I canvassed social media, requesting stories from everyone I knew. Some people gave me their journals, other stories were left on a voicemail. The purpose was to shine a light on the relationship between artist and audience. It's intrinsic. But, like, there’s a dynamic there that got lost on everyone. So, I played audience to people's stories, then turned what I heard into a songs. Recording these songs and letting those people hear their stories through my music was, you know, an effort to show people what that process looks like. That interaction. That transaction, even.”

  • I Wish I Was A Punk Band

    I Wish I Was A Punk Band

    Alternative Rock

    Seattle-based musician lost in experimentation with reverberation.

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Coach Phillips, Arthur James, I Wish I Was A Punk Band

Mon Jun 17 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
Coach Phillips, Arthur James, I Wish I Was A Punk Band

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