Add These Three Local Bands to Your Summer 2014 Playlist Now

Three of Seattle’s best indie bands have new records for your summer playlist pleasure
Brangien Davis  |   July 2014   |  FROM THE PRINT EDITION

Kithkin, Say Hi and My Goodness

Rituals, Trances & Ecstasies for Humans in Face of The Collapse, released 5/24 on Pesanta Urfolk
Sound: Like a drumline raised by wolves, this self-proclaimed “Cascadian treepunk tribe” whips up lunatic-fringe cadences and a tremendous amount of yelling. But the band also crafts surprisingly catchy melodies (more shouted than sung), all of which translate to a ruckus you can yell along with.

Album: Shiver and Shake, released 6/24 on Votiv Music
Sound: With gigantic throbbing guitars ably backed by more wailing guitars, local duo Joel Schneider and Andy Lum crank out deliciously hard-edged rock ’n’ roll with a bluesy inflection (think The Black Keys, The Raconteurs) that gives way to grungy chord progressions and screaming that would make Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell proud.

(aka Eric Elbogen)
Endless Wonder, released 6/17 on Barsuk Records
Sound: Elvis Costello meets Gary Numan in this upbeat and thoroughly appealing new record from Seattle’s beloved one-man band. With danceable beats, seductive synth riffs and clever lyrics, it’s no surprise that Elbogen says, “I created Endless Wonder for one reason: to make the world a less weary place.”