Ladies and gentlemen, and all local music enthusiasts, welcome back to the fourth annual outing of our year-end daily local music spotlight, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’ll be showcasing a new band or artist on the cutting edge of the Northwest, presented by Verity Credit Union. Make sure to check the #100Bands100Days hashtag at Twitter daily to stay on top of all the bands featured, and make sure to follow Verity on Twitter and NW_Music_Scene as well. 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 sun yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Join us as we take a journey to Puyallup, WA to look at an addictive, punchy power pop outfit breathing new life into the city’s music scene, Limberlost.
Limberlost likes to keep things straight and to the point. Assembled in late 2010, what originally started as the guitarist-drummer duo of Mike Burt and Ricky Dunn found itself branching out into a three-piece, and soon thereafter four-piece, rock outfit with a natural gift for writing and belting out equal parts catchy and relentless tunes. Limberlost pride themselves on catchy, but authentic rock tracks that translate perfectly from the studio to the live performance. Lead singer Krystle Pyette’s thunderous, ebullient, but simultaneously emotive vocal delivery gives the band’s music a certain edge, a fire all its own, that makes each of their songs endlessly repeatable.
Always looking to push themselves into newer and bigger territory, 2016 found Limberlost working with producers David Smith and Scotty Olsen, both of Crash Bang Booom Productions, on a series of consistent, in-your-face singles, which did wonders in bringing the band’s reputable live energy to the studio. This year was Limberlost’s first year as a live, touring rock band, and with one stage-owning live performance and festival date after another, the band took on a whole new dynamic as a local live favorite. After that, the band rocked the 2017 Puget Sound Battle of the Bands, where they not only took second place, but helped set an all-time attendance for the event with their commanding stage presence.
Limberlost has to be experienced to be believed, and those of you willing to take on their intensity won’t be disappointed.
A huge shoutout to Verity Credit Union for doing so much for the music community and for being such a great partner.