1325 E Madison St
Seattle, WA, 98122
This event is 21 and over
Seattle’s Fotoform create guitar-based dreamy post-punk. Propelled forward by Kim House’s melodic bass and Garrett Croxon’s (Fleet Foxes, Erik Blood, Moon Dial) swinging backbeat, Kim’s vocals glide over intertwining guitars from Geoff Cox and Stephen Jones (Red Martian).
Taking their name from a mid-century expressionist photography movement, Fotoform recall the gauzy atmosphere of UK alternative (The Cure, Cocteau Twins, Lush, Slowdive, Siouxsie and the Banshees) with the immediacy of US indie and post-punk. A captivating and arresting live band, Fotoform released their debut LP in early 2017, following an ultra-limited hand-lathed acetate 7” single.
Fotoform draw from the band members’ history in shoegaze/darkwave veterans, C'est La Mort, who enjoyed critical attention in the US and especially Europe.
After weathering multiple line-ups (some bordering on the Spinal Tap-esque: one drummer left because of narcolepsy; another moved to Belgium to work for the DEA), C'est la Mort released one album and contributed to a number of compilations (including a tribute to The Smiths, alongside Stars, Doug Martsch, Telekinesis, Wedding Present, etc).
C’est la Mort began performing as Fotoform in late 2016.
Kim House: bass, vocals
Geoff Cox: guitars
Garrett Croxon: drums
Stephen Jones/Greg Forschler: guitars