Mike Edel w/ & Yet and Parlous - Seattle, WA
Mike Edel - Victoria, BC
With his debut The Last Of Our Mountains, Edel has learned that home, love and youthfulness are neither innocent nor simple. Born in rural Alberta, his youth was spent between rocky mountains and vast wheat fields. These landscapes shaped the album; a sharp and urgent collection of 8 songs that give way to the adventurous, compassionate and delicate.
Produced by Vancouver's Winston Hauschild (Hannah Georgas, Hey Ocean), the making of The Last Of Our Mountains saw, a new human being birthed, the last use of Mushroom Studio's vintage gear, an emergency trip to the hospital and many passages across the Strait of Georgia. The collection is bookended by Bottom Floor Apartment, in which smiles reassure and The Country Where I Came From where the longing for the idea of home and infinite possibilities of youth and love grow narrow. Mike Edel has since relocated from his family's wheat farm to the seaside city of Victoria BC, where he has quickly formed a personal and musical home.
Mike Edel is no stranger to touring, he has toured across Western Canada and the Pacific Coastal States many times. Since relocating to Victoria, Edel has grown to be one of the city's best singer/songwriters. He's performed at The Rifflandia Festival, The Tongue on the Post Folk Festival, won 5th place in the Peak Performance Projects Top 20 artists in BC 2012, and won Rawlco Radio's 10K20 grant while playing alongside Serena Ryder, Vince Vaccaro, Aidan Knight, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and The Cave Singers.
Parlours - Des Moines, IA
"The band has an infectious, charming and uber melodic indie-pop sound with jangly guitars and a driving rhythm section reminiscent of The Cranberries." - Bruce Warren, Exec Producer of World Cafe of NPR
"In a loud, gaudy music world ruled by Lady Gaga, Parlours is different. Understated, smart, fun, pointedly Midwestern." --The Chicago Tribune
"What makes their impressive full-length debut All Is Here truly rise above the crowded and competitive fray is the quality of Halferty's melody-driven songcraft and her gentle, light-as-air vocals. One of the nicest surprises of the year." - Dave Curtis, Direct Current Music / Sony BMG
& Yet - Seattle, WA
& Yet is an indie-folk project from Seattle, WA fronted by singer-songwriter Dane Ueland. The band is Maren Haynes (cello/vocals), Jonathan Steele (bass/vocals), Nathaniel Orwiler (percussion/vocals), Javvy Nicholson (horns/alt. perc) and has featured several guest musicians including Sarah Moyer (vocals), Wynne Nuernberg (violin), and Neel Datta (clarinet/keys/vocals).
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3223 15th Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119