MP3 The Lonesome, Crowded East
posted by January 14 at 11:43 AMon
Jeff Kirby has a great feature in this week’s paper about both the past and present young music scene thriving on the Eastside.
It’s a rainy Wednesday night in Issaquah. I arrive at an average-looking house off the downtown drag and make my way around to the side door, following my ears. The small basement, half of which is a makeshift bedroom, is crowded with 30 or so startlingly young faces, most in the beginning throes of high school. Someone is wailing a song about pyramids over lo-fi homemade beats as the crowd stares in the dark. I find the show’s organizer, Jayden Long, the 16-year-old bassist of the band Seahouse. I explain that I’m there to write an article about Eastside bands.
“It’s a good thing you came, then,” he says. “Because they’re all right here.”
While you read the full story, you can check out some of the songs the bands have posted on their Stranger Bands Page. Click on the band name to go to their page/bio, and click on the song title to hear the MP3:
Deer City: “Sharpen Your Spears”
Shed: “Car Song”
Last Slice of Butter: “Powers Ten”