100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 27: J. Martin

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Artwork by Seattle-area painter E.R. Saba

Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our sixth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’ll be showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about. For the fourth year in a row, the showcase is 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 on 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 act is J. Martin.

About the band: 

In 2013, J. Martin released his sublimely melancholic solo debut, Awake or a Dream. J. Martin’s long-awaited sophomore effort, Both of Those Things, finds him taking a giant leap forward from the understated folk-rock of his earlier work, into a kaleidoscopic and formally ambitious future. Lush, dynamic, and audacious, Both of Those Things finds J. Martin embracing heady experimentalism while only amplifying the heart that has always made him compelling.

One of the cool things about doing this showcase every year is finding songs, albums and/or artists that have somehow previously slipped under our radar and today’s featured artist is one that fits in the last category. We recently premiered the entire new EP on our website and upon first listen we loved what we heard and although all of the songs on the new EP are top notch, if we had to pick a favorite it would the one below. It’s been stuck in our heads more times than we can count. Have a listen and see if the same thing doesn’t happen to you.


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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. 

As an added bonus this year, House Of Cannabis will be playing the featured bands in each of their three Washington locations.



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