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Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our fourth annual year-end daily local music showcase, 100 Bands in 100 Days, where every day until December 31st, we’re showcasing a new band or artist you have to know about, presented by Verity Credit Union. Make sure you are checking the #100Bands100Days hashtag at Twitter on the daily to stay on top of all the bands featured and make sure to follow Verity on Twitter and NW_Music_Scene as well. 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 sun yet. Either way, we’re fairly confident you can come away from this daily segment with plenty of new favorites. Today’s featured artist is dreamcatchr.
We’ve reviewed the last few releases from dreamcatchr and they quickly became a favorite around here. They have developed a unique and catchy sound, while becoming one of Seattle’s most listenable bands. Do Dog Ghosts Exist, the latest EP, released in March of this year, got a lot of people listening and a lot of DJs spinning the tracks on radio stations across the country. They are clearly on the rise and it’ll be exciting to see what comes next from this talented group.
Here’s some of what we said about the latest EP in our review:
Let’s be honest; when indie-pop music is mentioned, the first image that pops into your mind is probably of four fashionably dressed white guys with a couple of guitars, and maybe a keyboard but dreamcatchr’s new EP transcends any barrier that may have have been placed down upon the boundaries of modern alternative music. While there are definite aspects of indie pop throughout all their music, like breezy guitar melodies and an all around chipper feel, dreamcatchr cleverly infuses elements of funk and rock in many sections of the EP.
After listening to Do Dog Ghosts Exist?, one thing that stands out are the impressive and cutting vocals of Shannon Clark. Clark has one of those voices that could fit in beautifully with any genre of music, and this fact is definitely shown off throughout the EP. On tracks such as “Haunted Face,” her powerhouse vocals are so intense that it will nearly catch you off guard.
Though Clark’s talent is vital to dreamcatchr’s sound, the other four members of the band are just as important. For instance, the excellent guitar work in each song is brought to life by Ben Dorcy and Raven MacDaniels. The first track, “Plans,” possesses a few rhythm and tempo alterations that added to the interest of the song, which couldn’t have been done without drummer Eduardo Martinez. Michael Bruno the pulls off an intriguing double-performance on the bass and synth, which pulls all of these different tracks together.