Ever So Android + Moon Honey

The Crocodile Presents:

Ever So Android + Moon Honey

Among Authors, Fruit Juice

Sat, August 25, 2018

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$10 Adv.

This event is 21 and over

Ever So Android
Ever So Android
With a name that suggests unease with our modern forms of isolation, it is only appropriate that Ever So Android’s greatest strength is the potential energy between its principal members vocalist Hope Simpson and multi-instrumentalist Drew Murray.

Disconnect is the band’s first full-length and their sound does not so much expand in this loftier space but evolves to become more defined. Produced by industry journeyman Bill Rieflin (REM, Swans, Ministry), the rough ends of their self-titled EP –released in 2013– are sharper. Each track is its own self-contained burst of energy, reflecting the band’s want to make an album that was cohesive without relying on a template. Simpson is able to ride out every lurch and glitch Murray throws at her; kneading every lyric with a cadence akin to that of the Mars Volta’s Cedric Bixlar-Zavala. Ever So Android’s cohesive style is expansive enough to include throttling anthems (opener “Moment”), dystopian dance epics (“Leash”), and full-on punk bashers (“Learn To Crawl”) — and more.

Murray, who has played in several East Coast bands before Ever So Android, has found a creative foil in Simpson and the thrill is audible. The soundscapes are confident and lush: chunky, dynamic guitars sawing away under lean beats that sound like they are covered in permafrost, and drums constantly threatening to force their way through it all. Too good to be relegated local heroes, they were touring successfully long before recording their full-length debut — proving that despite our technological distractions, there will always be people looking for a communal, tangible release. Live, drummer Ben Hillzinger and bassist Ian Forrester help with the bottom end to bring Disconnect whole and walloping to audiences everywhere.
Moon Honey
Moon Honey
Art student Jessica Ramsey (vox) and island-raised Andrew Martin's (guitar) collaboration began in a small horse stable home in the back swamps of Louisiana in 2013. Within two weeks of meeting, the two declared each other "musical soul mates," and Moon Honey was born. Their vigorous work ethic and unorthodox approach to songwriting culminated in the critically acclaimed debut album Hand-Painted Dream Photographs, mixed by Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. The unlikely collision of Bjork-esque melodies with late '60s-inspired, freak-out guitar riffs landed the band in The New York Times, NOISEY, and NPR, launching a number of cross-country tour performances including an in-studio KEXP session and official SXSW showcases featured on NPR's Top 100 Acts.

After garnering a vigilant West Coast following, the pair relocated from Baton Rouge to Los Angeles in 2015, at which point Logan Baudean (drums) and Bobby Victor (keyboard/synth bass) joined the live act. In the short period following, the group released the single "Boy Magic" (dubbed "splendid prog-pop" by Amoeba Records), headlined Brokechella and Chinatown Moon Fest, and performed at legendary L.A. venues such as The Echo and Echoplex with numerous shows presented by L.A. Weekly and BuzzbandsLA. Inspired by their current tropical terrain and the outlandish culture surrounding the project, the band has just recorded a new album, helmed by John Goodmanson (Blonde Redhead, Sleater Kinney, Death Cab), to be released in 2017.

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Among Authors
Among Authors
A lyrically intriguing and musically emotional indie alt-rock band from Seattle Washington, Among Authors is fronted by lead singer and keyboardist Ian Ketterer. After undergoing open-heart surgery at the age of 23, Ian relocated the band from Wisconsin to Seattle, WA to further the band's music career. The band is unsure why they write such emotional music, maybe getting Ian's heart ripped out (in the most literal sense) subconsciously solidifies the band's writing process.

Among Authors has always been completely independent in all forms of the word. Aside from animating their debut music video for their single "Imitation House" in their bedroom, Among Authors' debut full length album “I AM BECOME” was also recorded over a 4 year span in the band's basement. All songs were written, produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by the band themselves. The digital version of the album is available everywhere digital music is streamed and sold. Physical CDs are also available on the band's website along with limited 180 gram transparent blue vinyl releasing in December 2017.

Among Authors has been fortunate enough to be sponsored by an analog photography company called Lomography, which is based in Vienna, Austria. They also wrote and recorded the music for a short film called “Dear Emma” and their music will also be featured in an upcoming Playstation 4 and Xbox One game called “On A Roll” which is set to release in early 2018.
Fruit Juice
Fruit Juice
"My needs were met when Fruit Juice, a band of self-proclaimed “eccentric-pop” rockers from Olympia, took the stage. Not only do their songs feel like a cool, tasty glass of fruit juice, but the band must spend more money on glitter than any group I’ve seen in a decade. I liked the group’s music when I saw them perform roughly two years ago, but they have evolved by leaps and bounds since then. Jake McCaffray and Quillian Fennessy have perfected their catchy and harmonic vocal pop hooks; Gabriel Stranahan’s bass lines are jaunty and infectious; and the arrangements are tight, fun and always get even the stuffiest Seattleite to tap their toes. Topping it all off, new drummer Ron Plaja glues the project together with a relaxed and inspired set of beats that have greater depth and fluidity than the band’s earlier incarnation. He also smiles more than any drummer I’ve seen of late; it’s excellent to watch him have fun." -Frida Ray via Nadamucho.com
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/