Eastern American experimental rock act FALL SEATTLEeleased a full stream of their excellent self-titled record, drawing on some 80s roots, bringing them into a modern, multi-style setting without being cliché. Claiming krautrock, post punk, pop, as well as post hardcore as influences, FALL SEATTLE seem to be much more than a simple sum of these ingedients. It feels like a soft contemplative flow of the river or pastel view of the wind blowing through the willows. “Fall Seattle” is rich and varied with all kinds of twists and turns that add a whole level of texture to the standard rock setting. Scroll down to listen for yourself.
“Fall Seattle” is available both digitally (see the player below) and on cassette via Faux Discx label.
Fall Seattle is a four-piece rock band formed in 2012 in Reston, Virginia, USA.
After spending over two years recording at friends’ houses and family basements, the band is finally releasing their self-titled debut album. Expressing a love for krautrock bands such as Can, Faust, and Kraftwerk, as well as pop, post-hardcore, post-punk and noise acts, ‘Fall Seattle’ is a kaleidoscope of influences and tries on an array of genres for size.
From the one-two snap of snare-in-to-wash of shoegaze-y melody that kicks off ‘Wanda Johnson’, to the dark jangle of the Cure-esque ‘Nothing You Can Hold On To’, via the Deerhunter meets Roy Orbison, aching balladry of ‘Boyhood’, Fall Seattle drink in some high watermarks of contemporary guitar music.
There’s a youthful longing underpinning much of this debut album, with the instrumentation sometimes smashing up against, but more often complementing, Orsy Campos’ delicate, melodic vocal lines. The guitar playing recalls the twists and turns of modern jangle-heroes Real Estate, albeit processed via some kind of space-rock filter, not content with the suburban backyards of America, looking upwards and outwards in to the void for sonic resolution.
Fall Seattle is released via Faux Discx on 5th February and is available on limited edition tape cassette (just 100 worldwide) and digital download.