Lowlands, General Mojo's, Nick Foster

Sat Jun 15 2019

9:00 PM (Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$10.00

Ages 21+

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Lowlands, General Mojo's, Nick Foster

  • Lowlands

    Lowlands

    Alternative Rock

    Lowlands trade in expansive, grey-tinged indie rock that serves as a fitting musical accompaniment to their adopted hometown of Seattle; lush, perhaps a bit rugged, and with just enough blue sky peeking through to buoy hopes. Songwriter and vocalist Tom Rorem founded Lowlands in 2010 after relocating from Chicago with his original bandmate and co-conspirator. Halfway through recording their debut EP the rest of the band quit. Despite this setback Rorem finished the record on his own and it was released in February of 2012.

    Still reeling, Rorem fell in love, got married, and set music on the back-burner. It didn’t take long until the pull of the creative took hold, and by August 2012 he was ready to get back to it. This time, however, he was careful in choosing his compatriots. Talent was a requisite of course, but so was commitment. Soon enough he had his men in Ben Jahn (bass), William Mapp (drums), Alex Huth (keyboards), and Steve Miller (lead guitar). They got to work, and in 2015 released their debut The Whale. Since that record’s release they’ve worked tirelessly, opening for bands like Carbon Leaf, Motopony, and The Autumn Defense, building a small but devoted fan base.

    Their new record, The Valley Below is an examination of self-doubt. It wrestles with the undying questions of worth, meaning, nostalgia, betrayal, love, and crisis of identity. Stylistically, the band has been working with purpose to create music that feels both immediately familiar and unique; carefully crafted to support the story-driven lyrical journey of The Valley Below. Rorem provides the skeleton core of each song. From here, the band works synergistically to give flesh to the musical vision. This process, slow by design, gives space for the songs to grow naturally over time.

    With The Valley Below Lowlands builds on their already strong foundation, turning out a record that is at once both lyrically vulnerable and sonically broad. A cohesive artistic statement - and an immensely enjoyable collection of Northwest Indie Rock - The Valley Below stands as a bold declaration of the band’s dedication to their craft.

     

  • General Mojo's

    General Mojo's

    Alternative Rock

    On their new EP All of the Greats, Seattle, WA psych-pop acolytes General Mojo’s manage to cram a vision-quests’ worth of soaring vocal harmonies, multicolored oil-drip synth lines, and shimmering fuzz-guitar wash into a concise – and incredibly compelling – journey. Reach out and take their hands, and they’ll lead you into a world where everything is just a little more colorful (and quite a lot groovier.)
     
    In 2012 Dune Butler had a vision; craft a sound that was psychedelic yet deeply melodic, firmly grounded in pop with its head floating well above the clouds. Recruiting guitarist David Salonen, drummer Sam Veatch, keyboardist Eric Vanderbilt-Mathews, and vocalist Tekla Waterfield into the fold, they set out as General Mojo's Key Project.
     
    It soon became clear that their sonic vision demanded a full-time co-lead vocalist. Kate Copeland filled that role. The success of their first tour - in support of eponymously titled General Mojo's Key Project -cemented the foundation of what would evolve into their signature tone. That sound continued to bloom on their follow up release, How Hollow a Heart. Not long after the record was tracked, Copeland returned to her home city of New York, NY to pursue a solo career, and the band elected to drop “Key Project” from their title. Prominent Seattle artist Heather Thomas sashayed into the co-vocalist role, and brought her percussion gear along for the ride.
     
    Written around the Pacific Northwest, All of the Greats was tracked at Electrokitty in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. It was produced by General Mojo’s, recorded by Garrett Reynolds, and mastered by Levi Seitz of Blackbelt Mastering. While the record broadly deals with the transient nature of existence, the title track in particular resonates (so much so that it’s the focus of the bands breathtaking, deeply inspiring video). “There's a beautiful book called Desert by graphic novelist Travis Rommeriem that inspired us” says Thomas. “It addresses mortality and other planes of existence in a way that felt like a psychedelic trip. It was a way of coping with the loss of some very important people, and recognizing "all of the greats have gone to space". You have your time to do what you are going to do and then you're going to leave behind whatever you created.”
     
    In the last few months the band has released their new EP and numerous music videos, including a live video collaboration with guitarist Andy Coe and organist Delvon Lamarr.
  • Nick Foster

    Nick Foster

    Singer-Songwriter

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Lowlands, General Mojo's, Nick Foster

Sat Jun 15 2019 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
Lowlands, General Mojo's, Nick Foster

$10.00 Ages 21+

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