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Music enthusiasts of the Pacific Northwest, welcome one and all to the sixth annual outing of 100 Bands in 100 Days, our year-end music showcase bringing you some of the freshest names in Northwest music you have to know about, sponsored by our four-year-strong sponsor for the showcase, Verity Credit Union. Some days the featured act could be a pre-established and locally-renowned musician with whom you may already be familiar, some days it could be an overlooked locally-sourced act on the up-and-up, and everything in between. Either way, we have faith you’ll come away with this segment with myriad new favorites. In today’s installment, we journey to the grittiest of Seattle’s underground grit, with Deify serving as our dyed-in-the-wool tour guide.
Deify are an electrifying duo hailing from Seattle, who pride themselves on “reinvigorating” Seattle rock as we know it. Although they’re too cool for school, Deify seem to come from the school of loud, soul-reverberating guitars, towering choruses, and stylishly stripped-back songwriting. Brothers Duncan and Jared Byargeon want you to feel the blood, sweat and sparks that go into each carefully-penned barn-burner. Though the lyrics may seem simple on the surface, closer inspection of its introspective and relatable feelings of suffering and anguish reveal a vividly candid approach to modern rock as we know it.
Deify’s latest contribution to the musical world was on July 26th, 2019, when they unleashed the 45-minute X unto unprepared rock fans. Right from its winning opening track, “Outta My League,” you know this isn’t just your ordinary underground rock LP. “You get any guy that you want, I know I’m not the cream of the crop / Hear me out, let me pitch my claim / Give me a chance and let’s play the long game,” lead singer Duncan Byargeon boldly sings over a fury of guitar and drums. With its raw solos, which jump out at your face immediately following unrelentingly catchy choruses, its flashy, but punchy drumming, and flawlessly-executed back-to-basics presentation, Deify is an act that needs to be on any rock lover’s radar.
As an added bonus this year, House Of Cannabis will be playing the featured bands in each of their three Washington locations.