Spin’n Sundays: #2 Beirut – Guaymas Sonora

When I first heard the cut “Guaymas Sonora” off of Beirut‘s second LP “The Flying Club Cup” my mind immediately went floating into lands of fairy tale.  Hot sands and yellow steps.  Long cool snake etched out rivers on torn and tattered treasure maps.   This album takes me off to a far away place and lets me wander and coast through imagination.  Out of body music listening?  The Flying Club Cup is a great record to spin on a beautiful summer day.  Open up the windows and let the breeze carry you into a pleasureful place.  Entertain your mind.

>>>Take it in<<<

Beirut-  Guaymas Sonora




Late Night Obsession – 6/27/13 – Pinback “Syracuse”

Thank you to a fellow who contributes on here to reintroducing me to this band as more than just the one single I knew of from The O.C. The song emotes a lot as do many of Pinback songs, but tonight it is this one because sometimes it just feels right in the moment and thats what Late Night Obsession is all about! Thank you and enjoy this one and many more to come! See Pinback August 26th at Showbox at the Market in Seattle, WA and on tour all summer long!


Spin’n Sundays: Fleetwood Mac – Dreams

Here is our newest installment at Seafoam Couch.  Every Sunday I will spin a song off an album in my collection.  Up first is Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” off of their smash hit record “Rumours“.  Rumours sold millions of copies and is one of the top selling albums of all time.


La Luz @Neumos 6/19/13

Complete with resonant reverb and surfy snake like arrangements La Luz shined over the Neumos crowd casting out rays of doo-wop and beach party 60’s style tunes.  The crowd at La Luz shows are a bit different than others in that they really like to shake and tap to this rock and roll sound.  It’s as if this wild surf cast a spell and made everyone in it’s wake a believer.  It is common at shows in Seattle that many folks don’t really fall into the moment and let go.  I’m not sure why this is.  Could it be that Seattle is such a music town that most take it for granted.  We are spoiled with the large amount of awesome bands that play here week in and week out.  The local scene is ridiculous for Pete’s sake.  The people at La Luz concerts like to dance.  I love this.  I’m a dancer, and moving here from the Midwest not being spoiled with my favorite bands playing in my town every month lets me appreciate each and every good show.  In this case last night, a majority of the believers were on the same page.  These people wanted to dance and were not afraid to show it.  Thank you La Luz for making this beach scene inside Neumos a reality.  Midway through their set bassist Abbey Blackwell asked the crowd, “Have you guys ever heard of Soul Train?”  Crowds response, “yes!!”  Abbey commanded, “Well then split yourselves down the middle and let’s get this Soul Train grooving!”  How often can you recall a Soul Train dance off during a band’s set?  Well that just happened last night.  Seems like these ladies have been practicing a bit since the first time I saw them play in a tiny garage in the U-District.  Drummer Marian Li Pino was killing it on the drums.  Shana Cleveland’s surf guitar is always bang on.  It’s hard to keep still while listening to La Luz.  They have formulated a boogy woogy sound that people are starting to recognize and certainly dig.  Thank you for the rad show!

Watch La Luz play a live set on KEXP Seattle:


Farewell Old Boy

Oh we are crossing that Jordan river,
We’re moving on, we’re moving on,
Oh we are crossing that Jordan river,
We’re moving on, we’re moving on,
Well Jordan river, deep and wide,
Got a hope on the other side,
We’re crossing that Jordan river,
We’re moving on.
Early in the morning,
Gonna reach the shore,
We’re moving on, we’re moving on,
Early in the morning,
Gonna reach the shore,
We’re moving on, we’re moving on.
Getting weary,
Can’t lay down,
We’re moving on, moving on,
Getting weary,
Can’t get on,
We’re moving on, we’re moving on,
Chorus x 2
We’re moving on, we’re moving on, we’re moving on.



Foals in concert: Neptune Theater, Seattle, WA

Foals stopped by KEXP to perform some songs off their new album Holy Fire Saturday before night two of back to back shows here in Seattle.  That’s important, but first imagine this:  We got a chance to see their performance last Saturday night @ The Neptune Theater and it was all I anticipated.  Foals have always been a band that make me get antsy like a little boy to see live. There are a handful of bands that I just love as much as Christmas and they are near the top.  I was actually telling Steven (aka Stevotothemax) one of the other writers on Seafoam Couch that if I could be in any band possible as the drummer it would be these guys.  Jack Bevan kills it on the kit and pushes me with his unique beats to be more creative as a drummer.  Jack, Rickie Mazzotta (mewithoutyou), Dave Turncrantz (Russian Circles), Chad Houseman (Tom Hymn, Muteflutes, Soil & The Sun, Gloworm) and pretty much any drums on a David Bazan record are all among my adored.  The show was frighteningly breathtaking.  These Brits know how to put on a show even after touring non stopped for months switching countries back and fourth.  What a dream job right?  Over-sized foam hands signaling “you’re number one” would have fit the scenario like a dream.  iPod commercials for the encore “Two Steps, Twice”  raced through my mind; shadows of a character sliding on his knees, arms all flailing and squiggly,  head shaking, long hair blasting in the wave of sound.  Man… Yannis, the lead singer, sizzled through the crowd with his trusty guitar.  As the crowd watched in sweaty titillation he appeared not in the back valley of the main floor, but rather on the balcony in attempt to jump off.  Security guards raced to stop him in attempt to prevent seriously bad outcomes for the Foals and/or the people looking upward like they just spotted a man on a wire walking across the twin towers.  That’s it, the iPod commercial is over.  The smelly man next to Heidi has left to use the bathroom.  Christmas is over.  Here are some photos:

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Listen to this live in-studio by one of my favorite bands Foals: