Night Hikes, Talktin and Easy, Peter Michel (of Hibou)

Fri Dec 20 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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Night Hikes, Talktin and Easy, Peter Michel (of Hibou)

  • Night Hikes

    Night Hikes

    Dream Pop

    Night Hikes is a Seattle-based duo making dreamy synth tunes. Matthew and Olivia met in college at Notre Dame and migrated to San Diego to record their first album, “The Blue Hour,” mixed and mastered by Rusty Santos. The band has since moved to the Emerald City to match their physical environment with the vibes of their sound. In the rare moments when they are not writing or rehearsing their new tunes, you can find them in a fierce competition for who can make the best hummus. Come hang at a show sometime and help decide.

  • Talktin and Easy

    Talktin and Easy

    Rock

    "Craft" is the operative word on Talktin and Easy's debut album "All In Our Family of Trees". The summation of 4 years of work, this record comes from a group of musicians who took a moment to consciously pause, step away, and dedicate time to the development of their craft. Featuring members of Pacific NW underground-indie-groups SEACATS, Special Explosion, and The Oregon Donor; the members of Talktin and Easy took a break from the indie-rock hustle to make a concerted effort to elevate their craft of music-making.

    Singer/writer Harry Smith has spent his working life as a house painter and finish carpenter, and the dedication to trade ingrained in him by his day-job shines through the lyrics. An almost meditative approach to detail is present in every line. Some verses call for quiet contemplation and time in order to be fully appreciated, while some hit you in the gut, the way good pop music is supposed to.

    Despite the lofty intentions that can be obligatory to a “highbrow” project like this one, these songs still "pop!" Take the amount of care and craftsmanship typically applied to classical art forms such as poetry or painting, but apply it to our modern vessel of pop music. That is the vision for “All in Our Family of Trees.”

    Musically, the band draws upon their small town upbringing as inspiration. Singer Harry Smith grew up in Anacortes, WA, a tiny Puget Sound Arts community that has had wide-ranging artistic influence regionally and nationally, thanks to groups like Mt. Eerie, Karl Blau, and The Lonely Forest. The stamp of Anacortes' musical pedigree is evident in both the sound and the attitude of Talktin and Easy. There is a small-town mindset of quality over quantity, and a knowledge of the inherent satisfaction received for completing a job to the best of one's ability.

    The record functions thematically as a half-meditation, half-manifesto on family, love, creativity and society. One senses the narrator as optimistic, but also at a loss for how to untangle the mass of humanity's failings. But there is a through line of hope that carries the whole record through to its conclusion that makes it a revitalizing listen even in its darker moments.

  • Peter Michel (of Hibou)

    Peter Michel (of Hibou)

    Indie Rock

    Amidst an atmosphere of melancholia, Peter Michel has thrown himself into a lifetime’s worth of writing, recording and touring belied by his young age. At just 17, the Seattle-based musician toured extensively with dream pop outfit Craft Spells, and most recently met critical acclaim with his personal project, Hibou.

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Night Hikes, Talktin and Easy, Peter Michel (of Hibou)

Fri Dec 20 2019 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
Night Hikes, Talktin and Easy, Peter Michel (of Hibou)

$10.00 Ages 21+

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