Up & Coming on Audioasis: Stencil, Upchuck & Discover America


photos by Mike Blankenhorn [view more]

Yes, it’s been a week already and that means another great edition of Audioasis. First off, thanks to Kim Virant and Half Acre Day for coming into the studio last week and making their mark on our listeners. Sometime in the near future allow your common sense to direct you to our streaming archive where last week’s set can be relived. Looking ahead to this Saturday, we’ve got Abe Beeson playing host to not two but three bands — all of them local, all of them well worth your attention.

Stencil (6PM), a young Seattle quintet who last year self released their debut, The Dead Lie Golden, start the evening by warming our hearts and minds to their heavily melodic indie pop. If you’re into beautiful and unshakable harmonies laced with all-encompassing string arrangements, tune in early for this set.

Switching gears, the 7PM slot features Upchuck, the vocalist for NW punk staple The Fags. He’s recently been in the studio remastering tracks from Clone, another former project. In the coming months a greatest hits compilation featuring all his past work will see the light of day. It is tentatively titled Gone But Not Forgiven.

Wrapping up another week of Audioasis is Discover America (8PM). The band consists primarily of Chris Staples, but in the studio and on the road features a range of his musically apt friends. Upon a sturdy folk pop base, Staples adds mellow electronic elements and natural sounds ending up with good-time vibes both fresh and familiar. Where else can you hear such varied and eclectic music programming? Stay tuned for next week’s show as we’re back at the High Dive for our monthly live broadcast.

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One Comment

  1. Posted April 28, 2008 at 11:39 pm | Permalink

    I loved Stencil
    Hadn’t heard about them before but found them delightful.
    Your description of there music is quite accurate.

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