Valentine's Day Party w/ The West & Ever So Android

The Crocodile Presents:

Valentine's Day Party w/ The West & Ever So Android

Dead End Friend, Goodbye Heart

Sat, February 14, 2015

8:00 pm

The Crocodile

Seattle, WA

$10 Adv.

This event is all ages

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.
Dead End Friend
Dead End Friend
Forged in the damp underground of Seattle, Dead End Friend has created a unique and heavy blend of rumbling blues and cascading rock. These young musicians have made it clear that they intend to infect your mind with rhythm and melody.
Goodbye Heart
Goodbye Heart
Seattle dream pop duo, Goodbye Heart, takes us in to their dynamic world of atmospheric synths, gritty electronic percussion, and heart-wrenching vocals. With influences drawn from Michael Mann's lush movie soundtracks and their native New York City’s hip-hop roots, Goodbye Heart creates an emotional, multi-layered sonic experience suitable for dancing, driving, falling in love, or falling apart.
Venue Information:
The Crocodile
2200 2nd Ave
Seattle, WA, 98121
http://www.thecrocodile.com/