We comb through countless bands on Twitter looking for new music we like, and we found it in spades with Straight Red, an indie band hailing from Seattle.
Travis Crowell – Lead Vocals
Arthur Peach – Bass
Rich Todd – Guitar/Vocals
Evan Peterson – Drums
This Pacific Northwest band caught our attention with their unique blend of high-energy straightforward garage rock and psychobilly (without the horror) with a touch of post-punk somewhere in between The Cramps and Joy Division.
Although we can’t find videos of shows, their danceable tunes appear to be perfect for live performances, and we hope to see them live someday. Straight Red is definitely worth your time.
You gotta listen to this new mash-up preview of the forthcoming album by Julian Casablancas + The Voidz (do it now!), which may or may not be his new band. They’re slated to play very early Saturday morning at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas. We’re hoping to hear more of the same very soon from Julian and his (maybe) new band.
Remember when Seattle was the epicenter of the music world? Yeah, I barely remember, either. But that may change if Dude York is any indication of what’s coming out of the Emerald City these days. Thanks to our friends at KEXP for turning us on to this trio that originally hailed from Walla Walla, Washington.