Well, ladies and gentlemen, here you have it, the 50th and final day of 50 Bands in 50 Days, where for the remaining days of 2015, we’ve been doing everything in our power to turn you onto some of the best local bands our beautiful region has to offer. All in all, we would say our 2015 edition of our annual end-of-year daily band showcase has been a resounding success, with hundreds of talented bands and musicians signing up for our proud sponsor, GigTown, in hopes of being featured for this segment and sit comfortably next to all the other worthwhile bands and artists.
On this feature, we’ve had the pleasure of featuring everything from folk-y roots music to dingy post-rock, alternative soul to nerd-punk, hip-hop to postmodern electronic music, and today, we’d like to end things with a bang by talking about one of the most impressively diverse rock bands we laid ears on this year, Seattle’s Science!
Award-winning musical duo Science! (yes, the exclamation mark is an imperative part of the band’s name) is a band whose music will sound radically different depending on what song you listen to from the acoustic project. If you took the band’s three-release discography and put it on shuffle, you’d have a pretty potent and interesting mix of indie folk, power pop, jam rock, and even twangy, full-blown country on a select handful of tracks. Science! is like a musical buffet for rock and folk aficionados of all decades.
In January of this year, Science! released their debut full-length LP, titled Alcoves and Alleyways, an album that sees the band’s unique tendency to explore rock styles expanded to a whole new level of quality. With how multi-layered these tracks are, it’s hard to believe they came from the minds of just two individuals. The album is available via Science!’s Bandcamp page under a humble pay-what-you-want model. We recommending copping a copy of this skilled and remarkable album as soon as possible.
No matter what way you slice it, Science! is a Seattle must. Fans of rock music of any period or generation will find a little something to love in what these two musicians bring to the table.
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And with that, we close out 2015’s 50 Bands in 50 Days daily feature. We hope you enjoyed following this series just as much as we enjoyed pumping them out for you. Have a happy new year, and to all, may great local music be in your future!