SCARVES – DELICATE CREATURES is at Top 200 Radio Now!!!

If you’ve been around for a while then you already know these guys (this is not the second, but the third album of theirs I’ve worked!), but if not, this record’s a great introduction. Blending Midwest emo and 90s indie influences with a bit of mathy stuff and a healthy dose of pop punk, Scarves wear their poetic heart on their sleeve in a really appealing way. And for their first time, this record was produced by Brandon Eggleston, who’s worked with Modest Mouse, Wye Oak, The Mountain Goats, and more, so ya know it’s got something special! I can’t wait to hear what you think of this one. But don’t wait for a hard copy – it’s download only. So (assuming you’re a station rep who gets my emails, of course) snag that download right away!



Good Eye Records

What should an artist release into the world in a time of collective darkness? Niko Stathakopoulos, of the Seattle,WA outfit Scarves, grappled with this question as he roamed his neighborhood during the heart of both the pandemic and the election cycle, penning the lyrics for what would become the group’s newest record, Delicate Creatures. What was initially a dire batch of songs soon morphed into a vivid portrayal of the unlikely optimism that emerges within humankind as it buckles beneath the weight of the world.

With each track, Scarves tells relatable, yet distorted anecdotes through a sheen of pop melodies and lush production, a taut thread of unease surfacing in each perfectly dissonant guitar line, in each melancholic turn of Stathakopoulos’ voice. In the act of distilling the collective dread into the vibrant indie-rock chapters that make up Delicate Creatures, Scarves finds the optimism that we perhaps all need. By breaking open the prosaic moments in life—awful wine, obligatory haircuts, worn out T-shirts—Scarves honors the anxiety we all share, as well as our ability to keep pushing against the weight in even the smallest ways. The result is a record that revives the creative spirit of late 90’s bands like Built to Spill and Pavement, while crackling to life with the idiosyncratic highs and lows of today.

Delicate Creatures was produced and engineered by Brandon Eggleston (Modest Mouse, Wye Oak) at Bocce Recording and Pet Cemetary studios in Vancouver Washington. It features Niko Stathakopoulos (Guitar, Vocals, Casio Keyboard), Nessa Grasing (Guitars, Vocals), and Elijah Sokolov (Drums, Bass, Keys, Piano). Scarves has been a growing presence in the Seattle scene over the last five years, headlining many shows and performing at Bumbershoot music festival, as well as opening for acts such as Deerhoof, The Dodos, PUP, and more. The band has been featured on A.V. Club and has made multiple appearances at Paste Magazine’s Daytrotter Sessions.

“Charismatic, inviting, instantly essential. I love this album”
– Chris Walla (formerly of Death Cab for Cutie)

RIYL: PUP, Ezra Furman, Built to Spill, American Football, Cursive

Start With: 2, 3, 7

FCC: 1, 5

Contact me for a download link if you’re a radio rep!
@scarvesmusic everywhere else!

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