100 Bands in 100 Days Presented by Verity Credit Union — Day 83: Pound

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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 Pound.


About the artist: 

Today’s featured act released their much anticipated second album back at the end of May of this year to plenty of well deserved fanfare in the extreme metal community across the country and the world for that matter. And for good reason; it’s easily some of the most brutal stuff currently populating the earholes of metalheads. Have a listen below and we’re pretty sure you’ll agree.

A few days ago the band unleashed a sick new video for “-​-​x​-​-​xxx​-​-​xx​-​-​x​-​-​xxx​-​-​xxx” and you can check that out HERE.

Here’s some of what we had to say in our September review:

On their sophomore release, ∙∙, Pound’s Ryan Schutte (guitarist) and David Stickney (drummer) absorb the essential questions while grasping true catharsis. The many descriptors and mock up genre attempts may Pied Piper whatever’s hip, but for the initiated, this scratching fails to penetrate the itch Pound convey. True to form, Schutte and Stickney are every bit explosive, technical, and taut as the most sensational metal forward purveyors. Pound wears the speed and crust of all things metal close to the chest, as well as punk’s DIY spine and sneer for authenticity.

Opener, “x-.+.+.x-.+x-.x-.+” doesn’t shift much from their wizardry debut, yet is so off-kilter and gritty, it causes disbelief. Words won’t whittle a wood grain of understanding. You must jump in. Face first.

Void of worded titles and impossible to define, Pound’s instrumental songs are coded as patterns, flexing a near spiritual measure as each track is sensibly arranged by x’s, pluses, and symbols better suited than stagnate nouns.


 


 

Listen:


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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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