February 29th, 2012
Local independent label, Critical Sun, is sending a number of its bands to SXSW, and in the spirit of such, they have released a compilation of said artists who will be making the trek south to Austin. And I must say, I’m simply digging this Furniture Girls tune. Since this was recorded, they’ve added a second guitar player, Jason Lightfoot from Sightseer, and having seen them a number of times recently, their heavily danceable electronica is even beefier now, maybe danceably heavy, and apologies to the vegetarians out there, but more beef = good. Catch them live for the beef, and for Stacey Meyer’s sultry swagger. I’ve seen them play the Dead Kennedys’ “Too Drunk to Fuck” as a show closer, but I think that listening to this music, one would never have that problem. It feels too good.
Furniture Girls be at the Sunset on Thursday, March 8 along with fellow Critical Sun bands Sightseer, In Cahoots, and The Januariez, and the same line up will be in Bremerten at the Hi-Fidelity the following night, March 9. Rumor has it that a Seattle Subsonic staffer will be filling in on bass for Sightseer for the Bremerten gig. The best way to verify the rumor, of course, is to head to Bremerten at the appointed time.
Don’t forget to Check out the full Critical Sun SXSW compilation.