Welcome back to the 2016 Northwest Music Month, where June becomes an early contender for the best month of the year, as we’re featuring a different local band or artist for your music discovering pleasure every day this month, to help ring in a summer of local music. Some days these artists could be a regional favorite that’s already got a respectable following, and other days they could be a complete unknown that you’ve never heard of. Today’s spotlight beings us to Seattle’s down-and-dirty DIY rock scene, to explore the exploits of prolific four-piece FairLady!
Formed in 2012, FairLady is among the best in Seattle’s unabashed DIY scene. With Dylan Fuentes, Dylan Trujillo, Colton Harold, and Jeramee Lasick behind the wheels, this dingy quartet has kicked ass all over the West Coast, before eventually calling Seattle home, bringing their garage-punk sound to the Emerald City and winning over the hearts of those drawn to raw and grungy rock through one solid release and live performance after another.
Not that the band ever feels overwhelmingly hardcore or anything like that. Their energy and lo-fi aesthetic accentuates the band’s general playfulness and exuberance much more than it does trying to create an air of tryhard anger and heaviness. If you can imagine the unhinged vigor of a band like FIDLAR, but with the endearing quirk of an act like The Unicorns, and that sounds appealing, then FairLady is probably your new favorite band.
FairLady dropped a new record, Thieves at Work, just a week ago, and it’s definitely worth listening to if you’re looking for a fresh new name with an admirably no-bullshit style and dynamic performances. With nine tracks of grit and eccentricity, FairLady is a local band to really dig into and rock out to.
You can follow FairLady on Facebook, Bandcamp, and Spotify, and sample Thieves at Work below. The LP is available for pay-what-you-want purchase/download at fairladytheband.bandcamp.com/album/thieves-at-work.