Seacats @ The Back Bar

The Crocodile Presents

Seacats @ The Back Bar

New Lungs, Candysound, Sibling Rivalry

Sun, December 15, 2013

7:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$5

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

Seacats
Seacats
SEACATS are a pop-rock band from Kelso, WA. Self-described “funny guyz,” the band was formed out of the remains of a comedy-webshow in 2009 by brothers Mike and Josh Davis. The laughs haven’t stopped since! SEACATS first made a name for itself in the PNW music scene when they participated in the EMP Soundoff! 2010 competition. They were accepted because of their “charming, funny” personalities, not based on the merit of their music. Soon after this, the band’s hilarity earned them a spot at 2010’s Bumbershoot Arts festival. The band then slugged it out in the underground for awhile, winning over audience members one-by-one with pratfalls and slapstick comedy. After two “chuckle-worthy” EPs, it came the time to release their first full-length album. 2011 saw the release of SEACATS’ first full-length. Always the ones to make a joke, the band named their first full-length album “Metal Music,” even though the band is not metal, and the album’s artwork was cowboy-themed. I mean, how random is that?!

Somewhere along the way, the group caught the eye (or should I say funnybone?) of burgeoning Seattle indie label Fin Records, where they inked an album deal. Since then, it has been “Jokes Galore” with the band even receiving Seattle Weekly’s highly sought-after “Best Cat Band” award, solidifying the band’s position as “A cute joke band, with no real substance.” Recently, the band has made even more jokes, including their “really funny” Mexican-wrestling themed music video for “Wrecked,” followed by their highbrow satire of masculinity, the music video for “Firewood.” “Firewood” was released as a 7” single entitled The 7” Burger on 4/20 (The jokes never stop with these guys!). Since Metal Music the fan anticipation had been building for another SEACATS full-length. Well, get ready to giggle! Because finally the guys have put together the perfect “laughing gas formula” that is guaranteed to make you howl, grin, and chortle until your gut busts!

And if you thought they were funny on record, wait ‘til you see em live! Known to be “The funniest live band EVER” the guys have loaded their live show to the brim with funny gags. The guys have done all types of gags imaginable in their live shows: Crowd work, high-flying stunts, food fights, audience misdirection, berating of the audience, taking articles of clothing off, IRONIC/FUNNY COVERS, (can you say Black Eyed Peas, System of a Down, Smash Mouth, My Chemical Romance, Christina Aguilera, Kid Rock, and of course fan-favorite Bohemian Rhapsody!) and EVEN jumping into the pacific ocean (How’d they pull that one off?! HAHAHA). I mean look at these guys! They’ll do anything for a laugh! You know what they always say, “you never know what’ll happen at a SEACATS live show.”

So there you have it, the gangs all here, and I’m so happy we’re all here together. So snuggle up, settle down, take a load off, and take a listen to SEACATS; and then get ready to hop onboard the laugh train baby, because here it comes! CHOO-CHOO!
New Lungs
New Lungs
Seattle's New Lungs are back to playing shows for the summer after a brief break due to their pursuit of education. Having released their second EP, "Lanterns" in January, the band is loaded with new music and
uncompomisable energy.

Also on the bill are youthful PNW bands Special Explosion, Postmadonna (who will be unveiling their exceptional debut album on multicolored vinyl), and Candysound.


"New Lungs...sound like they could fit comfortably on a bill with the best rock bands in the Northwest while holding their own and picking up new fans along the way." - Another Rainy Saturday (Seattle music blog)

"...epically beautiful breakdowns and warm indie rock vibe." - GRISL (Seattle music blog)

"...('Lanterns') thrums with a passionate vitality. The rush of isolated vocal harmonies on "Concrete" is a standout." - Seattle Weekly
Candysound
Candysound
"[Candysound] write almost-instantly-hummable pop songs of understated beauty that suggest immersion in the Zombies' Odessey and Oracle and some of those underrated Merge bands from the '90s, like Butterglory. Candysound's handle could lead you to expect twee OD, but thankfully they're more about nutritious fruitiness than that teeth-rotting junk." -Dave Segal, The Stranger (Seattle)
Sibling Rivalry
Sibling Rivalry
"Seattle indie rock band Sibling Rivalry may not be a household name yet, but they’ve produced material that some big name musicians would surely envy. They don’t hide behind fancy mixes or crazy synthesizers. Their sound is simple, clean, and timeless. Formerly known as The Family Band, the talented six piece band has been making music together since 2010. Regardless of the band’s relative youth, they’re already known for being dynamic and entertaining live performers, which can be difficult for even the most experienced artists. Sibling Rivalry aren’t signed to a label, yet, but that doesn’t keep the group from churning out some amazing music for their growing fan base. Only Child is their first full length release and was financed with the help of fan donations.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://thecrocodile.com/index.html