The West Album Release

The Crocodile Presents:

The West Album Release

Ever So Android, The Hoot Hoots, Ayo Dot

Sat, August 9, 2014

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$10 Adv.

This event is 21 and over

The West
The West
The West is a Seattle dance band that puts a modern twist on 80s-era New Wave and Post-punk. It's New Order meets Gang of Four and LCD Soundsystem.

Formed in 2011, the band is comprised of Anthony Darnell (guitar/keys/vocals), Bob Husak (drums), Reed Griffin (guitar/producer), Adrienne Clark (keys/vocals), and Jon Swihart (bass/vocals).

The West is thrilled to release their full-length LP Never The Place at The Crocodile on Sat. Aug. 9th, 2014. For more information visit them online at http://bandthewest.com/ or http://facebook.com/bandthewest/
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.
The Hoot Hoots
The Hoot Hoots
Seattle power pop quartet The Hoot Hoots are irresistible party starters. Their songs are powered by fuzzy guitars, fuzzier keyboards, and headhum-inducing hooks, and all these combine in a glorious, slightly insane energy in both their live shows and in their nearest EP, Feel the Cosmos.

Lead vocalist/guitarist Adam Prairie grew up with his brother/drummer Chris in the middle of Midwestern corn fields in Clifton, IL. The two played whiffle ball and Nintendo, watched the original Star Wars trilogy obsessively, and learned to play guitars, drums, and Casio keyboards in the bedroom they shared for most of their formative years.

Since then they've rounded out their sound with bassist Geoff Brown and keyboardist Christina Ellis, and they've released two albums, and their latest EP Feel the Cosmos was named Seattle Metropolitan Magazine's album of the month. Seattle radio station KEXP named the lead track Go For A Walk song of the day for Jan. 18 2012, and said, "Even now in the band’s early stages, we are seeing some seriously promising omens of success from the Hoot Hoots, and their newest release, Feel The Cosmos, is of course no exception."

They are currently working on their third studio album, which has a tentative release date of Fall 2014.
Ayo Dot
Ayo Dot
Ayo Dot is a Seattle area band that has evolved over the years, both musically and personnel wise. It started off as an MC (Ayo) and DJ (Bebop) duo and transitioned to a full live band incorporating keys (Gustavo Mori), drums (Neal Richter), guitar (Jordan haas) and base (Chris Wadsworth) with live backing vocals (Whitney Killian). Delivering heavy riffs and baselines with catchy choruses, Ayo Dot draws it’s audience in with an electrifying performance every time they hit stage.
Ayo Dot can’t be branded as just another hiphop band with their take on some of your favorite covers and originals that are reminiscent of the classic boom bap era.
You’ll be hard pressed not to bob your head to the sounds emanating from this ever dynamic crew.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/