The Social Animals @ The Timbre Room

The Crocodile Presents:

The Social Animals @ The Timbre Room

The Foghorns

Thu, February 23, 2017

7:00 pm

The Timbre Room

Seattle, WA

$12 Adv.

This event is 21 and over

The Social Animals
The Social Animals
The Social Animals are a full time, van-living, beer-drinking young band. Experts across the globe have called them "The Opposite Of Toby Keith". They speak through elegantly sarcastic and thoughtful lyrics splattered across a canvas of indie rock/Americana instrumentation. They don't do backflips at their live shows or slide across their knees into guitar solos. Instead, they play their music
passionately and honestly, leaving room for a shirt-staining dance party in a crowded club, or one too many glasses of wine and a cab ride home from a listening room. Between songs, their dry commentary on the status of their lives and the world around them often causes people to look up from their phone screens, an action known to be scary and difficult for people throughout the nation.

They recently finished an album recorded at Ice Cream Party Studios in Portland, Oregon. The studio, (owned and frequently used by Modest Mouse), is as eccentric, hidden, and professional as it is smoky. Produced by Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, Deer Tick), the album highlights their shift toward indie rock, while simultaneously retaining the Americana edge that helped push them to where they are today. Through a mixture of both his tremendous beard and his very intelligent ear for all things music, Berlin helped shape the band's second release into something worth stealing online. Captured almost completely live, the album showcases the band's growth as a professional entity, driven by powerful vocals and the dirt of endless touring. If you've made it this far, congrats.
The Foghorns
The Foghorns
For more than a decade, The Foghorns have been presenting their brand of folk blended with punk-- playing the streets of Reykjavik Iceland with an acoustic, a bucket and an overcoat, the clubs of Brooklyn with bluegrass backup, the rowdy bars of the Midwest with a screeching hollowbody.

Finally settling in Seattle in 2008, the band found a home with regular gigs at the Comet Tavern, Blue Moon, the Tractor Tavern and Conor Byrne.

Their 2009 release A Diamond as Big as the Motel Six, was featured on KEXP's Music That Matters and Greg Vandy's fantastic show ROADHOUSE.

Their follow-up in 2011, To the Stars on the Wings of a Pig, was described by Seattle Weekly as "one of the year's best albums."

The band toured the US with its full American and Icelandic lineup: Bart Cameron, Katie Quigley, Rich Quigley, Kristjan Oli Petursson, Bara Sigurjonsdottir.

In Europe, Bart Cameron and Katie Quigley performed as a duo, with help from guest musicians.

The blog World's Biggest Corporation once wrote the following paragraph about The Foghorns: “In the middle of some frozen nowhere, a man is warming up his poor raggedy ass in a cabin, sipping whiskey and dreaming of home. He'd probably feel a lot better if he could hear The Foghorns... Wisconsin native Bart Cameron and his Icelandic pals play bluesy, folky tunes that make reliable companions in the middle of this shitball winter. It's the kind of music that tired people play best..."

It's out of date now, but we're still happy with that description.
Venue Information:
The Timbre Room
1809 Minor Ave.
Seattle, WA, 98101
http://www.timbreroom.com