Born out of a no-name Seattle basement, High Pulp has been taking the Pacific Northwest by storm. What they first brewed down there is a monstrosity - a high-octane jazz, funk, hip-hop, punk, psychedelic cocktail with foul odors and a bitter taste. It’s chewy too. The addicts call it BAD JUICE and their warning is clear: DO NOT CONSUME. IT WILL MAKE YOU SICK.
How did it come to this? In March of 2017, High Pulp began playing weekly shows at Seattle’s historic jazz club The Royal Room. As the collective took shape and grew together, so did the hype. There’s nothing better than a weekly gig to experimentally develop a new genre - “Future Funk Fusion” in this case. Since then High Pulp has performed Seattle’s most prolific venues and festivals including Showbox Market, Neumos, The Nectar Lounge, The Tractor, The Crocodile, Upstream Music Festival, BAMF, and Big Bldg Bash.
In January of 2018, High Pulp entered the studio with sound engineer Jason Gray of the Polyrhythmics to record their debut album "Bad Juice”. Featuring 8 tracks, this album whisks the listener through a Bad-Juice-induced stupor of euphoria and narcosis. When at any given moment High Pulp drops into a heavy groove on this record, in the next moment the hallucination is shattered. From those shattered remains the next beat develops forward to the next fiery peak, and the cycle continues.
“It’s hard to imagine throwing on this LP and feeling anything less than joy. From the pink flamingos on the cover to the buoyant, flashy grooves embedded in each song, Bad Juice is the soundtrack to your carefree, balmy summer nights. It’s a call to arms for Seattleites to toss away their coffee cups (compost, preferably) and trade up for a tiki drink of their choice. From the magnetic flutter of “Hookai” and the deliciously greasy tribute to local fried Chicken chain “Ezell’s,” the band does their best to encapsulate an endorphin rush through their music.” - KEXP
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