NW Music Spotlight – Awesome!

Photo courtesy of Awesome

Deleware, the remarkable debut album by Seattle septet, Awesome, starts with a question: ‘Where did you go when we needed you most?’ That recurring unanswered plea casts an air of wistful longing that hangs gracefully throughout this often goofy, charming record. On their twisted journey after what’s missing, Awesome fills voids we never knew we had with waffles, untrue Delaware ‘facts,’ and an overflowing helping of odd instruments that whimsically inhabit their legitimately poignant songs. An ambitious comedic/melancholy concept soundtrack, Delaware plays like one of those old Peter and the Wolf -style kids’ records done by a skilled, experimental indie-pop band. It’s comfortingly folky in places, jarringly weird in others, and always distinctly dramatic.” – Kirk Heynen, Three Imaginary Girls

Download a performance from the Crocodile on May 9, 2006:

Anthem – (MP3)
Yes-No – (MP3)
Ones And Zeroes – (MP3)
Magic Mouth of Geometric Pentagrams – (MP3)
Zeno’s Rock – (MP3)
Robot Ghost – (MP3)
Mission to an Alien Planet – (MP3)
Away From Me – (MP3)
Telephone – (MP3)
Are You Aware – (MP3)

We’re happy to present Awesome this month’s Audioasis Live Broadcast Benefit. If you like what you hear, check them out this Saturday at High Dive with Love Battery, John Roderick of the Long Winters, Memphis Radio Kings, and Awesome. The show benefits International Rescue Committee and tickets are available at Brown Paper Tickets!

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  1. […] Love Battery is heading up an awesome lineup tomorrow night at our Audioasis live remote broadcast! John in the Morning will be down at High Dive starting at 6 pm, doing the show live from 6 to 9 pm with Sean Nelson, Abe Beeson, Lisa Wood, and special guest Cheryl Waters. As John likes to say… It’s so big we need FIVE DJ’s! Here’s the line up: Awesome – 6:30 pm (download MP3s) Love Battery – 8 pm (stream some songs) Memphis Radio Kings (download MP3s) John Roderick of the Long Winters (download MP3s) The Valley (download MP3s) […]

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