100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 38: La Fille

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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 La Fille.

About the artist: 

When we got our first listen of Alright Already from today’s featured band we were hooked instantly. La Fille’s latest release found a spot on our playlist right away and remains there today. Check out the tune below and we’re sure you’ll be in agreement that they are one of Seattle’s premier bands in their genre.

Here’s some of what we had to say in our April review:

After releasing a few EPs, trekking to Seattle hoping to find a like-minded musician, Louis found drummer Oakes (who had punk band aspirations) and the two feasted on their power pop clad flare, unable to unlock from their melodic building blocks. The sensational “Letting Go” scratches the pop nerve Brendan Benson isolated on his sing-along worthy Lapalco, and while La Fille isn’t pasting the exact colors, Louis’s voice has a sheen to it missing in current indie crowds. Similar with “I’m Movin’ On”, Louis isolates the best parts, working into a chorus that sticks. His voice takes over on the Morrissey indebted “Everyday Feels Like I’m Getting Older” crafting a melody and enough chorus hooks to appeal to more than just the early twenty-something crowd.

But not all songs sidestep the instrumentation in favor of vocals. “My Help” is led by a clean, silvery guitar sound not scared to veer too close to the edge. “Great Escape” transports to simpler indie times, but despite the nostalgia and 90’s slackerisms, La Fille sound like they’ve studied up and sprinkled their own ideas over rock’s never rusting guitar/drum tandem.

We also interviewed Jay Louis of the band in late spring of this year and you can check that out HERE.

La Fille performing live at Conor Byrne, Seattle, WA (From left to right: Tom Moskal, Joe Oakes, Jay Louis) (Photo credit: Cecilia Mayer)


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Catch them live:

La Fille will be playing at Sunset Tavern on November 1 with dreamcatchr and Camp Crush. Get show info HERE.

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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