Over 20 years ago, Seattle’s power pop darlings The Posies debuted with their self-released album Failure, which quickly brought major label attention and a long career even as the grunge bands of the day rose and fell. Although the core songwriters, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, have been on-again, off-again in this past decade, their legacy to Seattle music is undeniable and still going strong. Celebrating their 1993 release, Frosting on the Beater (yes, it’s meant to be as dirty as it sounds!), Auer and Stringfellow with bassist Matt Harris and drummer Darius Minwalla, performed the entire album last month at the Crocodile along with a few new tunes. Yes, The Posies are heading back into the studio... in Spain!... to record a new album. Fortunately for us, they stopped by the KEXP studio just a few days before the event and shared a couple of those new songs. Check out “The Glitter Prize” and “Plastic Paperbacks” along with Frosting on the Beater‘s “Solar Sister” and “Flavor of the Month” right now:
More photos by Alex Crick here.