The Crying Spell with The Tempers & Fun X Force "Coat Drive benefiting Union Gospel Mission"

Arena Music Promotion Presents:

The Crying Spell with The Tempers & Fun X Force "Coat Drive benefiting Union Gospel Mission"

The Tempers, Fun X Force, Laser Fox

Fri, December 5, 2014

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$12 Adv.

This event is all ages

The Crying Spell
The Crying Spell
Sometimes you have to take a big step back to the past in order to realize what lies in the future. Just like the Seattle, Washington-based quartet The Crying Spell: In the past year, the US formation could already convince European audiences as support act for Killing Joke and Julien-K – and now they return with their retro future electro rock with their two singles "Never Before" and "Elemental". The Crying Spell are the future!

The band is currently enjoying the success of their latest single "Elemental" from the new album "Spectrums of Light, which features each of the band members very own mothers in a very comedic and infectious video. Currently the video is in rotation on MTVu after the band won MTV's Freshman Four contest. Vocalist Len Hotrum says "Elemental is a song about the chaos and confusion that is plaguing humanity in the 21st-century. We see things going downhill and we always have a choice to make a change that turns our negative actions into positive ones".

The band released their first single "Never Before" last August and the song quickly hit over 130,000 views on Youtube. German radio stations also added this song to their playlists. The song was written after a performance in Berlin. Hotrum was inspired to compose a song he says is "about freedom, liberation and discovering spiritual awareness".

Their debut record "Through Hell To Heaven" attracted the attention of Killing Joke frontman Jaz Coleman who then invited the band to open for them on their UK/European tour. Stylistically inspired by mostly European acts such as early The Cure, Duran Duran,
The Cult, The Cars, Gary Numan, and also by representatives of the world-famous Seattle sound, The Crying Spell have seen a growing international fanbase ever since. In the States, they already had the honor to share the stage with big names such as VAST, Thriving Ivory, Filter, Killing Joke, Birthday Massacre, William Control, and Julien-K, the latter of which recently also took them out on tour in Europe.

While the debut featured an eclectic mix of new wave and rock, The Crying Spell have clearly developed their sound on the newest album entitled "Spectrums Of Light". Modwave is the name that the band has chosen for their retro-futuristic hybrid style – somewhere between darkened wave influences à la Depeche Mode or The Cure and the current electronica elements by modern club acts. Modern wave beyond all musical scenes for a new, open-minded generation of music listeners!
The Tempers
The Tempers
The Tempers are a three-piece band from Seattle, Washington consisting of three siblings, Corina Bakker (vocals), James Bakker (synth) and Chalia Bakker (drums). They play a unique style of electronic music that blends the more psychedelic sounds of the early 70's with an experimental electronic sound inspired by artists of the last two decades. The drums combine the classic 80's Simmons electronic sound with acoustic live rock drums, and are driving, spacey, and somewhat tropical. The synths are heavy and dancey with emphasis on melodic hooks. Using a combination of vintage synths James has created a unique pop sound. Dark and heavy yet dreamy with hints of 70's funk. The vocals are dark, theatrical, and rhythmic. Corina Bakker's unique style seems to combine many different voices: dark, Dracula-esque, and monstrous, lulling, crooning, and tropical. The band is heavily focused on songwriting, creating songs that seem classic yet are distinctly different from anything that's been done. Their sound maintains pop appeal while completely defying the formula. Focused and dynamic, they are working on pioneering a new sound. Dead Disco, Love wave, Tropical Black Magic–it has yet to be defined by a genre.

The Tempers self-released their debut album (Vol. 1) in October 2010 followed by a 5 song EP (Together We Are The Love Vortex) on July 6th, 2012 in conjuntion with a West Coast summer tour.
Laser Fox
Laser Fox
Seattle’s Laser Fox deal up infectious and glittery electronic pop packed with synths, drum machines, bright guitar riffs, and surf rock tendencies. With a band name that calls to mind a Bond villain’s secret weapon or a new character on Adventure Time, Laser Fox describes their music as “Passion Pit on drugs, without the drugs.” Even though this group has been together less than a year, they have the energy and expertise to get this city dancing to their music in no time.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/