First off, a big thank you to everyone who showed up at the High Dive last week to celebrate 4 years of Sonic Reducer and simultaneously supported the Environmental Coalition of South Seattle. Hopefully, the evening proved that the environment and hardcore music are worthwhile causes. For those who were unable to attend, the evening is not lost thanks to our fourteen day Streaming Archive.
Tonight DJ Hannah Levin controls the dials, bringing you the best the Northwest has to offer, including two live performances from bands that hardly need an introduction in the local scene, New Faces (6PM) and The Dutchess and the Duke (8PM).
New Faces — young, up-and-coming pop stars that they are — have been featured here quite a bit recently, claiming two Songs of the Day in months past, viewable here and here. Their debut album is reportedly dropping soon and with that in mind, the band has numerous shows lined up through August.
The duo of Kimberly Morrison and Jesse Lortz, currently known as The Dutchess and the Duke, have recently signed to Sub Pop offspring, Hardly Art. Much like their new labelmates Arthur & Yu, The DatD have successfully captured lo-fi performances incredibly appropriate for their style. After taking part in bands like The Intelligence and The Fallouts, these two have come together to shake folk pop at its roots. Unless you attended all of yesterday’s Ballard Day festivities, you’ve got no excuse for abandoning this lineup. Tune in early and stay up late.