Thu, December 20, 2012
Doors: 8:12 PM / Show: 9:00 PM
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
Just Like Vinyl was formed in the spring of 2010 by former Fall Of Troy frontman Thomas Erak and guitarist/vocalist Jake Carden of Seattle band The Filthy None. Henry Batts, a long-time friend and crew member of The Fall Of Troy was enlisted to play bass. The three began writing and rehearsing together preceding The Fall Of Troy's final tour that same spring, and demos for "It's Over" and "No Friend Of Mine" were cut at Dynasty Studios in Seattle with Thomas playing drums. After Thomas and Henry returned from the tour, the group immediately continued writing and rehearsing with drummer Jay Beaman, formerly of the band Schoolyard Heroes. With 6 songs written, and recordings on the way, Just Like Vinyl began booking shows for the summer and fall of 2010.
The Mothership has landed in Seattle, Washington
At the helm are four artists whose pasts are as varied as their personalities. Local Rock veteran and front man of Future Fossils John Beckman initially teamed up with Paul Fraser, the leader of the quintessentially grunge quartet Radio-Flyer. Next, the rhythmic virtuoso behind the ambient progressive soundscapes of Omni, Will Andrews brought the method, madness and restraint of a seasoned player to the mixture. Finally, Ryan Thornes, the co-writer and vocalist of the hard-hitting trio Vibrant Society climbed aboard with a bass in one hand and a PBR in the other. When listening to The Mothership it is easier to pick up on the sound of its members’ previous bands than to pigeon-hole it into conventional genres. Their repertoire is a polished and satisfying mixture of the revolutionary and the familiar. They succeed in grabbing the attention of casual listeners long enough to make an impact while providing a genuine experience for the serious show-goers who have a habit of letting good albums play on repeat. Gritty vocals and gripping lyrics come from a place of reality, devoid of the buzzwords and cliches of today's manufactured radio rock. Beckman and Fraser’s heavy guitars work together to compliment and add sophistication, not flash.