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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 band is Wimps.
About the band:
Not long ago we reviewed the latest offering by one of Seattle’s funnest bands, Wimps. We were hooked instantly and here’s a bit of what we had to say in the review:
The Wimps’ Rachel Ratner never looks disappointed. Despite singing songs about Mondays, boredom, and not wanting to go to work, her contagious smiles and seemingly ‘on the verge of chuckling’ countenance is part of what makes The Wimps so easy to root for. Garbage People (out now via Kill Rock Stars), the new record from this comical, punkish trio, stab the daily hardships we all step…er…perhaps fall in. Ratner, bassist Matt Nyce, and drummer Dave Ramm excel here at crafting songs that require no membership fees, outside of being human.
Pulling in nods from Weird Al to The Ramones, and all-things Pacific Northwest, The Wimps infectious punk style is founded on fun and charm. Musically, they strike a sound elevated by a keen sense of tempo variables and delays, where sing-a-long melodies abound. The smooth pummel of “Giant Brain” warmly evokes a Saturday morning watching nothing but cartoons. “Cave Life” offers a comedic, deadpan spin on early human living. Ramm’s drums pound the earth as guest Gabi Page-Fort’s squelchy sax rakes off the duff. The title-track is a dialed-in, bass fueled workout, pulsed by tidy dynamics followed by spry guitar stretches on “Mope Around.” “Trip Around the Sun” possesses a dark, spiteful riff that molds into one of the catchiest treats The Wimps have fashioned and album-ender “Insomnia” is a saccharine laced ditty worthy of endless radio play.
If you are looking for an irresistibly catchy, energetic band that dishes out heaping amounts of enjoyment every time they play, today’s band is definitely for you. Check out their latest offering HERE where you can also support them by purchasing the album.
Catch them live:
If you happen to be in Reno, NV this coming Friday, check them out at the Off Beat Music Festival on November 9, 2018. Details about that one are available HERE or you can keep an eye on their Facebook event page HERE for the next local show.
Find the band at:
To view all of the wonderful northwest artists we have featured this year, click HERE.
A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner.