Sera Cahoone, The Parson Red Heads, Thimble vs Needle
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Sera Cahoone (born August 4, 1975) is a singer-songwriter from Seattle, Washington. Cahoone's music combines elements of both classic country-western and modern indie rock and lo-fi.
Cahoone is the daughter of a Rocky Mountain dynamite salesman and grew up in Littleton, Colorado. She got her musical start on the drums at twelve years old. Her first stage performance came in a suburban Denver bar, where, at the age of 12, she played drums behind a bunch of bluesmen on open mic night. Cahoone attended Columbine High School.
At twenty-one Cahoone moved to Seattle and drummed for many artists including Carissa's Wierd, Los Angeles musician Patrick Park, and on Band of Horses' debut, Everything All the Time.
In 2006, Cahoone focused on singing, songwriting, and guitar playing, skills she'd been honing for nearly 15 years on her own. Her first album was Sera Cahoone (2006). The album was praised by indie-rock radio station KEXP along with NPR. Seattle indie newspaper The Stranger called Sera's debut "a breathtaking collection of sad and dusky songs that reveal an artist of remarkable depth as well as a truly stunning voice."
The Parson Red Heads
Since moving to Los Angeles from Oregon in the summer of 2005, The Parson Red Heads have worked themselves up to be one of the east side's most prominent live acts with a trio of residencies at Silver Lake Lounge, The Echo and Spaceland. In 2007, their debut full length, King Giraffe found its way on to the airwaves of KCRW where the band performed on the legendary "Morning Becomes Eclectic" as well as other prominent college stations (CMJ Top 200 for 9 weeks). Last year's Owl & Timber EP helped the band get out of California, helping them secure tours with the likes of Blitzen Trapper, Earlimart and Everest behind that release's buzz. Not letting momentum stop, the band is happy to announce their first release on vinyl with the 7" Orangufang.
Centralized around the songwriting of Evan Way (vocals, guitar), The Parson Red Heads are rounded out by his wife Brette Marie Way (drums, vocals), Sam Fowles (guitar, vocals), Aaron Ballard (guitar, vocals) and Andy Creighton (bass, vocals). Orangufang was recorded at Red Rockets Glare (Broken West, Ferraby Lionheart) in Los Angeles and was produced and engineered by sometime Parson, Raymond Richards. The 7" will feature the songs "Raymond" (named after Richards) and recent live favorite "You Can Leave It" as well as a download card so you can get those two tracks and bonus song "Knew A Young Girl" onto your iPod.
"Raymond" and "You Can Leave It" features the bright guitars and layered vocal harmonies that the group is so known for, while "Knew A Young Girl" takes them back to the more acoustic based work they did on 2006's Field Mouse Carnival EP. Special guests include Richards on Pedal Steel and former bass player David Swensen with bass on "You Can Leave It" and trombone on "Raymond". With a tour of California already in place for May, Orangufang will be sure to tide over their fans as the band works on their next full length record.
Thimble vs Needle
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1212 State Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
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