Artist Spotlight: The Comettes

Posted on: February 15th, 2013 at 10:11 am by

thecomettes drum kit[Photo: The Comettes]

This Seattle trio dropped their debut in December, and it’s worth checking out.  It’s a slender half-dozen tracks, but each is a rich lesson in easing into psychedelic jam.  Vocalist Timmy Sunshine has a haunting cadence that reverberates around quavering organ notes and bluesy guitar.  Guitarists Sager Small and Brock Carless, along with drummer Jettie Wilce create a hypnotic, jangly 60s vibe.

the comettes band

The Comettes used Kickstarter to successfully crowdfund the pressing of their debut record.  They recorded in the recently renovated Washington Hall in Seattle, a building that historically housed immigrants and later gave way to performances by Billie Holiday and Jimi Hendrix. Pretty cool.

Speaking of cool, check out their album’s lead off jam, “Deserts” performed as an in-studio for KEXP.  The Comettes also did a stint with the Lumineers this past fall, and will most likely be taking the west coast by storm later this year.  It’s only a matter of time before they make their way to our neck of the woods.

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