Seattle's Open Choir Fire is self-releasing their first full-length album with a pair of shows in Tacoma and Seattle this weekend. Plus, the band is offering the album up for free, for a very limited time. Check out the band's Web site to download the album for free.
The three-piece band has been generating plenty of buzz in Seattle, with a live in-studio session last month on the great KEXP that builds on the success of their 2006 EP In Each Appreciate Everlasting And Not.
The new album, Dirt Bathed and Quilted, takes the sharp, pounding and shifting indie rock of the EP and adds a some more instrumental variation on the way to producing a record that's both heavy and catchy. The quickest comparisons are the Pixies and Fugazi, but there's plenty of Pacific Northwest in Open Choir Fire's blend of guitar-bass-drums. Consider it an indie-punk update on the grunge style that had bands flocking to Seattle 15 years ago.
The album release shows are Friday, July 10 at the New Frontier Lounge in Tacoma and Saturday, July 11 at the High Dive in Seattle.
Open Choir Fire - Dirt Bathed and Quilted (full album)
Open Choir Fire - Oh Grace