The Crocodile Presents: String Machine / Orson Wilds, Byung

Wed Oct 5 2022

8:00 PM (Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern

5433 Ballard Avenue NW Seattle, WA 98107

$12.00

Ages 21+

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The Crocodile Presents: String Machine / Orson Wilds, Byung

  • String Machine

    String Machine

    Alternative

    The music of String Machine is rapturous and inviting. You’ll find an undeniable magic within each note,
    a palpable energy owed in part to its creative process. Hallelujah Hell Yeah is an album of joy,
    vulnerability, and forgiveness. Through this inventive indie rock, seven friends manage to transport you
    to the bedrooms, basements, and home studios in which this was all created, conceptualized, and
    recorded.

    This recording is the band’s representation of what it means to be grateful that one is alive, regardless of
    whether that carpe diem spirit is sourced in optimism (“Hallelujah!”) or nihilism (“Hell Yeah!”). It’s a
    powerful statement that rings especially poignant in such uncertain times.

    The former solo project of vocalist and guitarist David Beck, String Machine was created when Beck
    enlisted a number of friends to help create his musical vision. The group, now seven members — Beck
    (he/him), Laurel Wain (she/her), Nic Temple (he/him), Katie Morrow (she/her), Ian Compton (he/him),
    Dylan Kersten (he/him), and Mike Law (he/him) — collaborated on two previous records — Youth
    Fossil and Death of the Neon.

    String Machine isn’t shy about sharing their heart with you, and that confessional spirit continues on
    Hallelujah Hell Yeah. “The album was inspired by moments of dealing with anxiety surrounding a lot of
    personal stuff. Usually, my instinct when anxious is to keep myself busy. Writing songs was the middle
    ground where I could solve inner-turmoils while feeling productive,” Beck said.

    Reconnecting with journaling enabled Beck to let down his guard, and for that, Hallelujah Hell Yeah has
    an uniquely spirited driving force. “This writing experience felt a lot more honest & confessional. Instead
    of writing blurbs of nonsense & attaching meaning in a subconscious archetypal way, I tried to be more
    deliberate about having purpose in what I sing/write,” he said. “Every song has a place. I’d write the music
    and hum melodies until they were catchy enough to be stuck in my head. Putting the words to the music
    this way was a lot different than what I’d done before.”

    Each single stands as a snapshot. Opener “Places to Hide,” which finds liftoff in its twanging strings and
    unexpected use of trumpet was written beachside in Ocean City, Maryland. “Touring In January'' was
    written during a solo tour in the Poconos and uses keys, horns, and a bittersweet view of touring to
    create a moment of emotive triumph. When it's all pieced together, you’ll feel as if you’re an
    eighth member of String Machine, paying witness as a band reaches their fullest, glorious
    potential.

    Since the release of Death of the Neon, String Machine has garnered praise from publications including
    Pitchfork and GoldFlakePaint. They’ve played with acts including Ratboys, Wild Pink, Slaughter Beach
    Dog, Another Michael, and Mandancing.

    (bio written by Lauren Rearick)
  • Orson Wilds

    Orson Wilds

    Indie Rock

  • byung

    byung

    Folk Rock

    Byung is the first name and moniker of instrumentalist/singer-songwriter BJ Choe.

    As a 1st generation Korean-American who grew up in the bible belt, BJ has developed an
    eccentric music palette evidenced by the first album he purchased, Sisqo's Unleash the Dragon,
    his high school prog-rock band, classical guitar training, and contemporary church gigs. It was
    only shortly after discovering singer-songwriters like Justin Vernon, William Fitzsimmons, David
    Bazan, Ben Gibbard, Sufjan Stevens, and many others that stirred BJ to write songs that tell his
    own story.

    Byung is ready to release a collection of songs that explore previous psychological melodies
    about memory, loss, relationships, and faith. For a decade, Byung has been developing these
    stories, setting lyrics to his layered ambient instrumentals, and discovering his voice. His debut
    record, Humid Memories, is set to release on September 2nd, 2022.
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The Crocodile Presents: String Machine / Orson Wilds, Byung

Wed Oct 5 2022 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:30 PM)

Sunset Tavern Seattle WA
The Crocodile Presents: String Machine / Orson Wilds, Byung

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