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Sound Off! Semifinals #1

The Northwest's premier 21 and under battle of the bands featuring Bleachbear, Champagne Babylon, Nightspace, and Super Soaked.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Now in its 14th year, Sound Off! supports the local music scene by giving artists from different backgrounds an opportunity to showcase their work, connect with the larger artistic community, and perform live at a top venue in the region.

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Semifinals #1 features Bleachbear, Champagne Babylon, Nightspace, and Super Soaked.

The winning band will progress to Finals on March 7.

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Bleachbear

Bleachbear
Seattle, WA (indie)
Bleachbear is an all-female family band that was recently named “Seattle’s Best Underage Band” by Seattle Weekly. Packing an indie dreampop punch, they’re heavy on an atmosphere full of vintage influences, while front woman Tigerlily Cooley’s angst-soaked lyrics create an evocative, wistful vibe. With their breezily sweet harmonies layered over a fusion of distortion, Bleachbear is the perfect juxtaposition of fragile and badass.

Champagne Babylon

Champagne Babylon
Seattle, WA (indie, electronic, pop)
There’s some deep and intangible element of electronic dream pop that Champagne Babylon gets right. Hailing from Orange County, this now Seattle-based troop of friends is making waves with their multimedia performances. Their fresh and urgent delivery invokes the stadium-sized sound of Arcade Fire and the 80s synth-nostalgia of Daft Punk in a fusion of big-tent indie anthems with a glossy disco-pop sheen that’s sure to get your feet moving.

Nightspace

Nightspace
Redmond, WA (electronic)
Bailey “Nightspace” Skye’s sonic palette ranges from electronic and dreamcore to darkwave and aggressively ambient. Through it all Skye’s cavernous, echoing vocals are perfectly complemented by a brooding bass line and swirling bed of distortion. The prevailing vibe is smooth but urgent, with enough reverb to drown in—an ethereal, prodding sound that’ll melt your senses and send you to the moon.

Super Soaked

Super Soaked
Oregon City, OR (punk)
Super Soaked may only have two members, but what they lack in numbers they make up in volume. Their bouncy, fuzzy pop-punk sound pits sweet melodies against bratty, rowdy riffs and distorted power chords that bring down the house. In a world of meandering bummer pop, look no further for a change of pace: Super Soaked describes their music as “hard, fast, and to the damn point.”

 Read about all of the participating artists and listen to audio clips at the Sound Off! page.

Date and Time

February 13, 2015

8:00pm (doors 7:00pm)

Venue

EMP Museum
Sky Church
325 5th Avenue N
Seattle, WA 98109

Ticket Info

$12 ($8 EMP member and youth)

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Sound Off! is made possible, in part, by support from:

BNSF Railway

Additional support generously provided by:

ChipotledwDunlopFenderKEXP 90.3Talking Rain

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