100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 66: Rest as Mutes

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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 Rest as Mutes.


About the artist: 

Rest as Mutes began as a recording project with Adam King (Masks Phantoms & Yonderlow) and Jason Sciarrone (Juhu Beach, Yonderlow and I, Cordyceps). Their first album (recorded by Adam and Jason), There Has to be a Somewhere, was a conceptual soundscape loosely based on The Walking Dead and Cormac McCarthy novels. After the record was done, David Thomas (H is for Hellgate) began jamming on bass and they started writing songs that were an amalgam of post-hardcore, post-rock, punk, indie and shoegaze.

The new record, A Secret History of Our Future (Recorded by Don Farwell at Earwig Studios) is a concept record about a fictional witch trial from Colonial America. It shows the journey from conviction and righteousness to madness and violence. The record is an analogy of the current American social and political landscape. It is a cautionary tale of how ideological possession causes people to see others through a lens of fear, hate and mistrust as opposed to love, compassion and wonder.

Think Dischord Records meets shoegaze and spacerock. A lot of delay and reverb.

As you can see from their bio above, today’s featured band doesn’t just jot down a few words on a cocktail napkin and turn it into a song. Instead, the tunes are an interconnected story they tell through their music. On Rest as Mutes’ new release, A Secret History of Our Future, they bring several sonic ideas to the table in a genre bending mix of colliding guitars and drums, creating a wall of sound that is easy to get lost in. Check out “Trial” below from the album and get ready to dig this band!



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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.


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