Hi everyone, it’s been quite sometime since our last post here on the website. Today we are sharing the debut album of Big Wild from Seattle, WA. If you don’t already know his name let this be an introduction to one of the best new electro-pop artists that are out there. This album, Superdream, is spectacular from start to finish. It combines soul, pop, funk, and electronic all into non-stop grooviness. Superdream starts off with the rambunctious tracks “City of Sound” and “Joypunks”, then it slows down for a few extra close-up and sensual tracks, “6’s to 9’s(ft.Rationale”, “No Words”, and “Alley-Oop(ft.iDA HAWK)”. Then pops back off with pretty much the rest of the album. This new album from Big Wild has been stuck in my head constantly for the last week. If I had to to choose a track that is my favorite, it would have to be the last 4 tracks of the album, yeah it’s that good. Check out Big Wild on tour this March, he’ll be at Roseland Theater March 15th.
Close Encounter is a new band from Seattle. They just released a 7-track EP called First Light. The EP is so groovy and catchy, I can’t stop listening to it. Driving beats, dizzying synths, and well-written guitar parts all make up the excellent song writing that Close Encounter has. I really like how the sound is on the darker side of shoegaze, but still has that super groovy bass line and guitar riffs. You get a feel of the album as soon as the opening notes of “Lumina” hit your ears. Overall, First Light by Close Encounter is a fantastic album with plenty of indie-soul, dream-pop, and shoegaze. Tell your friends!
Spirit Award is from Seattle, and will be playing at Treefort Music Fest this year. Their single “Las Vegas” came out back in August, and it sounds great. These guys have a classic indie-rock sound to them. They have great driving beats, along with catchy guitar riffs. It’s hard to believe that their sound comes from just three members. Definitely put them on your radar, they are going to come out with some excellent music!
THEESatisfaction is a hip-hop duo from Seattle, WA, and their brand new album is called EarthEE. But the music is something more than just hip-hop. There is a lot of soul to the new album, along with incredibly smooth beats. THEESatisfaction has some serious sexy music, with their vocals ranging between sultry breathiness to crooning choruses. It’s hard to pinpoint my favorite song on EarthEE because the album is solid gold through and through. Ishmael Butler from Shabazz Palaces makes an appearance on a couple of songs “Blandlands” and “EarthEE”. THEESatisfaction has made one of the best albums this year already with EarthEE so make sure to listen to it.
New music from the rocking duo out of Seattle. It’s The Grizzled Mighty with a new LP called Closed Knuckle Jaw. The Grizzled Mighty is a powerhouse blues-rock band from the Pacific Northwest. With just a guitarist/vocalist and a drummer, there’s a bunch of sound that comes out from the two rockers. The new album Closed Knuckle Jaw is packed full of party anthems, that have a sound similar to early Black Keys. The album starts off with a heavy hitter “Chantael” which immediately has a super catchy guitar riff. My favorite track from the album has to be “Miles Of Cocaine.” It is real gritty and has a wicked awesome guitar solo, along with singing about a bunch of cocaine. This band is a must see live as well, so check them out.