The Band in Seattle television/web show’s Oct. 1 episode will feature up-and-coming local groups Wishbeardand Prom Queen, to be filmed live Oct. 1 at Victory Studios. Each band will play 45-minute sets and be interviewed by host Warren Etheredge and blogger Jake Uitti, who will later field questions from the audience.
Stranger freelancer Trent Moorman accurately described Wishbeard’s sound as “forlorn at times, bleak even, but it’s a scenic, symmetrical, and cogitative bleakness that picks up speed in the straightaways. It’s pop heading toward Joy Division if Joy Division had teamed with Vangelis to score the Blade Runnersoundtrack.”Prom Queen (Celene Ramadan) lovingly resuscitates the vibe of sophisticated ’60s pop vocalists like Nancy Sinatra, Jane Birkin, and Dusty Springfield. The instrumental and production details on the Night Soundalbum—glistening glockenspiel, twangy guitars, intimate, burnished vocals—are very on point.