Last week on Audioasis we brought you very special performances from Jaguar Love and Throw Me The Statue, both live from Neumo’s during the Capitol Hill Block Party. If you missed the Block Party entirely or were jammed in the middle of the crowd for Chromeo’s set, you can still go back and relive these two sets by visiting our Streaming Archive, and even this video from Sync Live:
This week we’re back at the High Dive with Hannah Levin and Michele Myers bringing you Panda & Angel and Skeletons With Flesh On Them. This week’s show will benefit the Alzheimers Association, an organization that provides free programs and services to sufferers of the disease while also helping to advance research and promote brain health.
Panda & Angel (6:30PM) formed in 2004 and have been honing a delicate combination of shoegaze, indie rock and electronica ever since. Most bands lean on one of the aspect of their sound, but P&A let melancholy melodies tiptoe across a sea of reverb and various well-employed percussion. Above it all rises the vocals of Carrie Murphy, sometimes in monotone over distorted guitars, sometimes channeling Chan Marshall. The band recently spent a good deal of time in the studio with Grand Archives’ Ben Kersten, working on an upcoming full length. In addition to their Audioasis performance, they can be found 8/14 playing the Tractor Tavern.
Skeletons With Flesh On Them (8PM) consists of four guys, none of whom are from Seattle, who came together to make rock & roll the way it used to be. According to their 2007 debut EP The Fish Don’t Mind, their initial objective has been met. Frontman Scott Roots and company have a crisp indie rock sound that evokes the simple pop pleasure of bands like Weezer and Ben Folds. At the same time, the band apparently has a full length coming before the year’s end that abandons some of the poppiness they’ve shown thus far. But with their demonstrated individual talents and democratic creative process, this band is destined for success no matter which direction they go. Enjoy the show and tune in next week when we’ll be broadcasting live from our 6th annual KEXP BBQ.