The Music Book Interviews – Furniture Girls

The Music BookWhen I had Furniture Girls, into the Critical Sun studio, I introduced them quickly and mentioned the name of the song they would launch into, and when I was done talking, right when they were about to start the music, singer Stacey Meyer, spoke into the microphone, “We love you, Dave.” And then the song started, but the sentiment was mutual, and spot on.

I first saw them at the University Fair in the summer of 2011, and though they aren’t quite as heavy now as they were back then when they had two guitarists, they still rock. They’re more dynamic these days with a backup singer who gives the vocals as much lift as the second guitar once did with the guitars. It’s a different kind of heaviness, one that sticks more in your head than in your gut. And since backup singer Kate Bradley couldn’t make it into the Critical Sun studio, check out this brief clip of the band performing with her on the Bob Rivers Show last March.

In October, lead singer Stacey Meyer was kind enough to come to my little home studio to do a song with me for The Music Book CD. And wow, it was impressive to watch her recording. All I had to do was hit record and let her have at it. She came in with only the main vocal track in mind and laid down two harmony parts that she seemed to pull right out of thin air. She was done in about thirty minutes. And it is, of course, her vocals more than anything else that make the track something worth listening to, that make it something I’ll be able to point to years from now and say to anyone who will listen, “Look, I got to record a song once with Stacey Meyer.”

OK. Enough of my rambling. Let’s listen to them in the Critical Sun studio.

Furniture Girls are playing Friday November 14 at the Admiral Benbow in West Seattle. 21 and Over, $5 Cover, Show @ 9PM See you there.


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Dave O’Leary is a writer and musician living in Seattle. The Music Book, his second novel, was published by Booktrope in September 2014. In addition to writing for Northwest Music Scene, he has also had work published in The Monarch Review and on Slate.com. Visit his website at http://www.daveoleary.net. Photo by Stacy Albright, stacyalbrightimages.com.