December 8, 2012 - Keaton Collective, Battleme ~ Doors @ 8:30 $5
Keaton Collective - Bellngham, WA
From Bellingham, Washington, Keaton Collective is a band that brings new life to rock and roll, country and dance music. Energized by their connections on previous tours in former bands, the musicians of Keaton Collective are a product of what was originally a DIY label consisting of three bands. From the start they've self produced their own albums and set out to create something new. Their three self released albums and one EP showcase a great diversity in harmonies, melodies and instrumentation across the spectrum of rock and roll. In the past few years they were named "Best Live Band" by What's Up! Magazine Readers in 2010, played the Summer Meltdown Festival and shared the stage with bands like Tokyo Police Club, Cursive, The Head and The Heart, Los Campesinos!, Pickwick, Marcy Playground, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, and Bedouin Soundclash.
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Battleme - Portland, OR
Battleme is the story of an artist’s re-birth and re-discovery. It is the timeless sound of an artist coming of age. A view from the other side. Songs with no boundaries. Battleme is Matt Drenik, an artist who grew up surrounded by music and found himself at a crossroads in 2009. After fronting the Austin, TX rock band, Lions, he was diagnosed with an auto-immune disease known as uveitis. His vision was in question. With no known cause and no known cure, Drenik’s writing began to change. His new songs bended genres, never allowing them to be categorized. He fell back in love with childhood records such as The Flaming Lips’ “Clouds Taste Metallic” and Beck’s “Mellow Gold.” He started to find a singular voice in these songs, a voice with no boundaries. He decided to call the project Battleme. Wanting a change, Drenik moved to Portland, OR in the summer of 2010. He wrote over 40 songs in his basement. A handful of songs got in the hands of Thomas Turner of Ghostland Observatory who offered Drenik a deal on his label, Trashy Moped Recordings. With Turner signed on to produce, the two lived and breathed the songs for the next six months. The result is a sprawling mix of post-modern rock and soul — powerful hooks, bottom heavy grooves, and ethereal textures blended effortlessly with drifting, falsetto vocals. Genres coalesce, dividing lines disappear, and Battleme allows the sounds to create their own field of vision. Battleme’s eponymous debut on Trashy Moped Records is set for release April 24, 2012.
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