100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 68: Rich Hope

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Artwork by Seattle-area painter E.R. Saba

Music fans of the Pacific Northwest, get ready for our fifth 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, 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 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 artist is Rich Hope.

About the band: 

We recently reviewed the kick ass new album from Rich Hope, a throwback rocker from Vancouver, BC. Here’s some of what we had to say about the new release:

The opening track “It Come Alive,” is a spinning psychedelic reverb-soaked romp that slides right into the Brit pop inspired “Golden Clouds,” that features rocking guitars and sweet harmonies. The heavily effected “Creepstone,” is a spooky bit of Northern soul rave-up. The tempo slows way down but the volume remains at eleven for the deep blue flame out sludge rocker “La Iguana,” then shifts back up for the charming bit of country rock “Blow Away,” featuring a tasty horn section and just enough twang to induce us to hoist a cold one. The splendid organ from Kelly highlights the groovy “5 Cents A Dance” which is eerily reminiscent of the unmistakable “96 Tears” from Question Mark and the Mysterians. An infectious bass riff kicks off the radio ready “Some Kind Of Love,” with Hope doing his best Eric Burdon, along with a hot sax solo from Jerry Cook, making this the album’s strongest track. Hope takes a side trip to the delta for the low-down “Paranoia Blues,” before the party ramps up for the woolly-bully style garage rocker “Running Shoes,” then get his Stones on for the album closer “Heartbreaker,” for a swirling finale.

Spend a little bit of time with this album and we’re pretty sure you are going to come away a fan of this one. Check it out HERE.



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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. 

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