Please check out Verity Credit Union, our great partner in the 100 Bands in 100 Days local music showcase.
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 Mythological Horses.
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Early this year we reviewed a kickass album new album, YYYMF, from Seattle’s Mythological Horses. The album is packed with tunes that will get stuck in your head!
Here’s some of what we had to say in our review:
The most noticeable gene poking a sixth finger from the womb is lead singer and guitarist Shawn Holley’s expressive and pre-pubescent voice. Opening track, “Wax Lung” is like a rib eye to the face. His voice, squelchy and rough, is an alternative to alternative; punkish and unapologetic. Guitarist Kurt Bloch plays without any container as opening lines and timely solo, bend and zap like laser beams. “Turn Around” is a continuous hop and spell of pop and melodicism, while “Sick and Tired” follows with more grit and a harder flex. Bloch does well matching Holley’s vocal lap sprinting while submitting long, sinewy bleeps of enchantments. The propelled sound on “Hot Dog” is lit by drummer Jest Commons (Moldy Peaches live drummer) and bassist Kurt Danielson (TAD member) who’s interlocking tandem allows guitarist Bloch to soar and sound like the winner of every ax-man challenge this side of the Mississippi.
Recorded and produced by wizard Tad Doyle, YYYMF’s second half washes with a Dr. Bronner’s concentration of goofball fuzz and botanical zest. “Get Lost” kick drums into more ridiculously gorgeous pop sentiments. The chorus repeats too many times to count and the lyrical content barely moves; yet the surplus of shimmery chords and dual vocal add-ons and laughter from Jess Brierly and Ian Vanek equal a winner. The crash cymbal poignant “Puget Sound Lullaby” offers a meditative view, bowed in the direction of contemplating something grand, despite the smash and burn of bass and drums. The angsty high school slap on “I Don’t Want You Back” is quintessential fodder for Mythological Horses, but the final two tracks are the most provoking and warm. “The Line” whirls and chugs a sorrow expedited by Holley’s vocal shift and shine from acoustic guitar and swirl of keys. Album ender, the instrumental “Fuck Your Drone” closes YYYMF in a sophisticated eddy of building electronics, guitars, and drums.
Have a listen below and get ready to become a fan!
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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.