Live Video: The Comettes

photo by Amber Zbitnoff (view set)

What’s old is new in Seattle. It has been that way for a while, since before even the grizzled-beyond-their-youth folkies made country rock a “thing” in Ballard during the last half-decade. But now, in hepper neighborhoods like Capitol Hill, organ is the new banjo as Western psychedelia of the late 60’s and early 70’s has taken root amid the swirling haze of bands like Rose Windows, who we featured last fall, and a relatively new band called The Comettes. Led by organist and vocalist Timmy Sunshine with guitarists Sager Small and Brock Carless, and drummer Jettie Wilce, The Comettes write songs that are both backward-gazing and forward thinking as they pair bluesy rock riffs, western jangle, hash-den atmospherics and occasionally metallic fervor, a combination as likely to be found at a dusty desert highway roadhouse as in a darkened Seattle rock club. Perhaps appropriately on the last day of the Mayan calendar, The Comettes, who had as of yet played only a handful of shows in Seattle, though had recently opened for Grammy-nominated favorites The Lumineers in the Midwest, stopped by the Morning Show with John, on what could have been the very last day of the world, for what is likely to be the start of a promising musical career. Check out the videos now:

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