Song of the Day: Thee Emergency – Attack of the Cobrasaurus

photo by Doron Gild

Every Friday, we deliver a different song from a Northwest performer as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is Attack of the Cobrasaurus by Thee Emergency from the forthcoming album Solid on Heavy Soul.

Thee Emergency – Attack of the Cobrasaurus (MP3)

After Solid, their second full-length release, I still consider Thee Emergency to be newcomers on the Seattle scene, but they are vastly outpacing much of their Emerald City brethren. The band’s 2006 debut, Can You Dig It?, gained heavy exposure thanks to our own Kevin Cole, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and other national tastemakers. Solid expands on that initial formula with the addition of keyboardist/saxophonist Dr. Schmeckle. Sounding more raw and commanding than ever, Thee Emergency are again led by sassy fireball Dita Vox, who often masquerades as a soulful songstress before unleashing her inner demons. The band recently took their blend of dirty Detroit garage rock and Motown swagger on the road, conquering much of the West Coast with a few necessary stops in Texas surrounding the SXSW festivities. As the general Seattle sound turns to indie pop and folk, hard rocking bands like Thee Emergency constantly challenge the status quo. Keep your eyes and ears peeled upcoming news and information. Meanwhile, the following video highlights multiple performance clips of the band performing the title track to their debut album:

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