Believe it or not, The Band Mom now has THREE ALBUMS I’m working all at once for a few weeks here. I know, I’m shocked too! It’s a boom town up in here!! This week, the big new addition to last us till September is SCARVES. They’re so good! About half of you radio kids should have gotten a hard copy; if you didn’t, please don’t take it personally but do check in with me for a download right away! It’s talky, literate, mathy indie pop from beautiful Seattle. Combine the speak-singing narratives of mewithoutYou and the complex guitars of Joan of Arc and you’re starting to get an idea. Now add in the goofy fun of Art Brut and throw that into a music video about nachos. And then start spinning the crap out of it!!! We just missed the Top 20 Adds chart this week, like literally if ONE more station had added it we would have made the chart, but it’s super encouraging to know we were so close anyway – psyched so many of you are already playing these guys, and the time is NOW for everybody else to get on board!!
Current and former members of Natalie Portman’s Shaved Head, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, and Silicon Girls have come together to form Seattle’s newest mini-supergroup, Scarves. Bandleader Niko Stathakopoulous juggles his other life as a creative writing major at Western Washington University with fronting a band that wants to put all your teenage dreams into words.
“Like a mathier and mildly emo-tinged Built to Spill, Scarves interweave interestingly constructed, clean and sparkly guitars and emotionally up-front lyricism.” – The Stranger
The band recorded Empty Houses at Soundhouse, the Seattle studio run by Jack Endino (Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgarden). Dylan Wall (Captured Tracks’ Craft Spells) produced the record, which was then mixed by Ed Brooks (Death Cab for Cutie, REM, Decemberists). Together, these 8 tracks make up “an apt summation of the epic, hyperemotional messiness that comes with youth…it’s indicative of those sleepless high-school nights and moments of serenity among the hijinks; of a teenage world in which everything is like the Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979” video”. – Seattle Weekly
RIYL: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Art Brut, Joan of Arc, mewithoutYou
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Contact me for a download link if you’re a radio rep!