Mike Edel, Ok Sweetheart

Thu May 9 2019

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$12.00

Ages 21+

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Mike Edel, Ok Sweetheart

  • Mike Edel

    Mike Edel

    Folk

    With his debut The Last Of Our Mountains, Edel has learned that home, love and youthfulness are neither innocent nor simple. Born in rural Alberta, his youth was spent between rocky mountains and vast wheat fields. These landscapes shaped the album; a sharp and urgent collection of 8 songs that give way to the adventurous, compassionate and delicate.

    Produced by Vancouver’s Winston Hauschild (Hannah Georgas, Hey Ocean), the making of The Last Of Our Mountains saw, a new human being birthed, the last use of Mushroom Studio’s vintage gear, an emergency trip to the hospital and many passages across the Strait of Georgia. The collection is bookended by Bottom Floor Apartment, in which smiles reassure and The Country Where I Came From where the longing for the idea of home and infinite possibilities of youth and love grow narrow. Mike Edel has since relocated from his family’s wheat farm to the seaside city of Victoria BC, where he has quickly formed a personal and musical home.

    Mike Edel is no stranger to touring, he has toured across Western Canada 5 times and the Pacific Coastal States on 3 occasions. Edel has preformed at the Rifflandia Festival, the Tongue on the Post Folk Festival and won Rawlco Radio’s 10K20 grant.

  • OK Sweetheart

    OK Sweetheart

    Pop

    OK Sweetheart’s new album ’Some Space’ is the sweetest-sounding ‘kiss off’ ever made. Delightfully crafted by Erin Austin and her intuitive players, it is a rich collection of organic soul-pop sounding as legendary as an updated version of 'Dusty in Memphis.' Every chorus is a honeycomb of hooks; each verse carries as many twists as any genuinely classic 70s singer/songwriter LP.
       
       Set for full release on February 8th, 2019 after coming out as two EPs, ’Some Space’ has been well worth the wait since Austin first recorded her band's debut in 2011, arriving in Seattle in 2014, and showing the several years of work that went into breathing smoldering, smoky life into its eleven glowing songs.  
          
       “It is so heartbreaking for me,” Austin says of the closing killer title track ‘Some Space.’ “I cried writing it. I cried recording it.” It is about a lover who didn’t reciprocate, feeling too close to see the truth. She grieves the ill-fitting relationship but celebrates the gratitude she has now in a much better place.
       
       Most of ‘Some Space’ was recorded with Andy Park at Studio X in Seattle, well-known for working with Dave Bazan, Noah Gunderson, and other distinctive singer/songwriters the past two years. “Raging Flame,” “Pranks,” and “I’m Not Losing It” were produced by Ryan Hadlock (Brandi Carlile, The Gossip, The Lumineers) at Bear Creek in Woodinville, Washington in 2016.
       
       Austin own journey started back East when she grew up in Oriskany, NY and then went to Oklahoma — hence the name OK Sweetheart — before coming to the Pacific NW after living in San Francisco, where her adult music influence started in December of 2007. “I made a choice to ‘study’ The Beatles,” she says of that time, “They are my biggest writing influence.” It’s no surprise that soon after she went on to win the John Lennon Songwriting Award for Pop.

      In her hunt for more musical encouragement, she next found Harry Nilsson, Neil Young, and Randy Newman — artists who like herself can wrap incredibly universal yet subversive lyrical ideas within pure melodies and impeccable songwriting.
       
           
       She then took two weeks to detox and “get my brain back,” resting with family and friends. But she went right back to work, collaborating on her Christmas music project Ladies with Lydia Ramsey and Miranda Zickler (Kuinka) and two others as well, plus co-writing, recording, writing, planning, doing photo shoots, videos, and producing other artists.

    OK Sweetheart leaves again for Europe after the Valentine’s Day release show at Neumos, touring through mid-April. On this next romp she brings her band and carries a new oeuvre of beloved and engaging songs that will never let her, or us, feel alone again.

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Mike Edel, Ok Sweetheart

Thu May 9 2019 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
Mike Edel, Ok Sweetheart

$12.00 Ages 21+

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