September 30th, 2008
Hey, wanna go see Seattle’s best harmonizing five-piece not named Fleet Foxes? Grand Archives are just that and it’s too bad the band doesn’t get more favor (side note: maybe they do and I’m just ig’nant). Their debut on Sub Pop, The Grand Archives, is beautiful, lush, mesmerizing, and with just enough rock to make you creep around my back stair. Mat Brooke is painfully honest when he paints his vintage, picturesque scenes and stories, and the sunny, country-rock vibe illustrates the bright soundscapes the quintet has deftly crafted. Notable record guests are Sera Cahoone and Jenn Ghetto (S).
If we’re lucky, they might play some new cuts. Course, if you can’t make it, you could always patronize the Mat Brooke-owned-and-operated Redwood tavern. There are usually lotsa feral children running around there. Here’s a review of last time I saw them in back in February.
ARTHUR O: (OF ARTHUR AND YU)