Suburban Living, Perfect Families
925 E. Pike St.
Seattle, WA, 98122
This event is 21 and over
After spending years as a major presence in Brooklyn’s thriving music scene, Frankie Rose relocated to her familial home of Los Angeles for 18 months with the intention of establishing yet another moment in her storied indie rock métier. Gradually, she found herself short on sleep, funds and optimism. "I moved to LA, drama ensued and I ended up on a catering truck. I was like, how can this be my life after being a touring musician and living off of music. I had really lost my way and I thought I was totally done." Through sleepless nights of listening to broadcaster Art Bell’s paranormal-themed archives, Frankie’s thoughts had turned to "who am I, I’m not cut out for this business, it’s not for me." She continues, "I was literally in my room in L.A., not knowing how I was going to get out. But out of it all, I just decided to keep making music, because it is what I love and what I do – regardless of the outcome." Towards the end of her time spent in Los Angeles, Frankie reached out to Jorge Elbrecht (Tamaryn, Gang Gang Dance, Violens) and began sketching what became the basic outline of what felt like a new album. Then, rather fortuitously, Frankie ended up back in Brooklyn with the realization that "in the end, I’m on my own. I have to do these things on my own." The months that ensued meant basically working with no budget and finding ways to record in-between days. This time enabled Frankie to experiment musically with a variety of people that ultimately changed the way she worked. "I got a lot of input from people like Dave Harrington (Darkside), who was helpful reconstructing the songs, adding dynamics and changing up the rhythms."
Seattle duo Perfect Families is comprised of brothers and multi-instrumentalists, Joel and Micah Smith. Their latest work is a dreamy exploration of indie pop, complete with grooving bass, gripping vocal melodies, and meandering guitars. The brothers' do-it-yourself approach to recording and production results in a texture-rich blend of drowsy synthesizers and down-tempo, pseudo-electronic drum work.
The band has been building a steadfast following in the Pacific Northwest for the last four years, performing regularly in Seattle and Portland. They are known for their surprisingly energetic live shows featuring longtime friend Raven Macdaniels on guitar and enthusiastic newcomer Jeff Klein behind the drums.
Gradients, the brothers’ third self-released album, is scheduled to drop on cassette, CD and in digital formats on August 16, 2017. They’ll be celebrating with a release show at Barboza that night featuring local groups Cloud Person, SHIVERTWINS and Black Giraffe.
$12.00 - $14.00
ADA SEATING: (not wheelchair accessible)
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