100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 16: High Pulp

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Artwork by Seattle-area painter E.R. Saba

Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our fifth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, once again presented by Verity Credit Union.

Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag on Twitter on a daily basis to stay on top of all the bands featured and be sure to follow Verity and NW_Music_Scene there. Some days the featured act could be an established and locally-adored northwest-based musician and other times they could be a band with a small following that just hasn’t had their deserved time in the spotlight yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured artist is High Pulp.


About the band: 

Born out of a basement in Seattle’s Greenwood neighborhood in 2015, High Pulp has been taking Seattle by storm. Obsessive attention to compositional detail and unique song structures characterize the band’s winding music. Effortlessly fusing diverse influences from jazz to funk and hip-hop to punk has lead High Pulp to call it’s music Future Funk Fusion – a melding of the past to create something distinctly cutting edge.

In March of 2017, High Pulp began playing weekly shows at Seattle’s revered jazz club The Royal Room, facilitating the development of deeply engaged in-the-moment conversations between members. As the band grew its ability to express and improvise in the live setting, the buzz grew stronger. Since High Pulp initially broke onto the scene, the band has already played to packed rooms at some of Seattle’s most prominent venues such as Neumos, The Tractor, and The Crocodile, as well as playing festivals such as Upstream, BAMF, and Big Bldg Bash.

In January of 2018, the band entered the ’studio’ (a friend’s cabin on Whidbey Island) with Jason Gray (Polyrhythmics) to record their debut album Bad Juice. Featuring eight songs, Bad Juice is High Pulp’s manifesto – taking the listener on a series of unexpected turns and all the while inducing subconscious head-bobbing. At its core, this is a band of adversaries – the moment that High Pulp seems to fit into a ‘genre’, it will be immediately shattered.

High Pulp blends a number of genres together to come up with the delightfully funky sound they are quickly becoming known for. If you are in the market for a northwest outfit to follow that delivers soul-stirring grooves that make you want to get up out of your seat, you’ve just found them. You’re welcome!

Purchase their new album HERE.



Catch them live:

High Pulp will be playing on Halloween night at Nectar Lounge with Cumbieros and General Mojos. Get more show information HERE.


Listen:


Find the band at:

Bandcamp

Facebook

Spotify

Instagram


Submissions for 100 Bands in 100 Days are still open to any Pacific Northwest band interested in submitting. If you would like to submit for a chance to be featured in this segment, consult this link for more information on how you can do so.


A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner.