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.

Recent Stories

Photo courtesy of Dusty Buttons
Rent Hike Forces Dusty Buttons Vintage Shop to Close at the End of July

Our hearts are broken over the news that Amanda Loureiro, owner of Dusty Buttons, is closing up shop after six years on East 9th street. Dusty Buttons is a favorite clothing and accessories store, featuring both vintage and new items. It was where we first discovered, among other things, the most perfect red lipstick (a life-long […]

mother-pearl-1
Sneak Peek Inside That Tiki Bar Mother of Pearl, Opening Monday on Avenue A [PHOTOS]

This is slightly outside our usual beat, but a tipster just sent a trove of images revealing the interior of Alphabet City newcomer Mother of Pearl. Bar owner Ravi DeRossi closed Gin Palace back in November due to structural issues that befell 95 Avenue A. Apparently the corner building at East Sixth Street was sinking, […]

les-enfants-de-boheme-1
An Old Favorite Returns as Les Enfants de Bohème Opens on Henry Street

Rebound. Three years a refugee, Les Enfants Terribles is back with a new permanent home and modified identity. Original owner Stefan Junot (and his wife) – who first opened at Ludlow and Canal a decade ago – headed further east to the fringe in much the same way. Les Enfants de Bohème was officially coronated […]

set-ludlow-opening
‘SET’ Launches in Former Motor City Bar Space on Ludlow Street

SET L.E.S. officially opens tonight on Ludlow Street removing nearly all traces of the Motor City Bar. It had been in soft-launch for the last week. That wooden door with its lug-wrench handle is the only remnant of the beloved rock bar, now two years in the grave. The Hell Square newcomer, which bears an […]

Photo: Y.R. Minor
Examining Gigi Li’s Community Board 3 Reign of Shame [OP-ED]

This is the second installment of a two-part editorial written by Erin Harvey. The last-minute decision to throw Gigi Li in the race to unseat Jenifer Rajkumar as District Leader reeks of Sheldon Silver’s desperation and Councilwoman Chin’s petty vindictiveness. Should Gigi Li somehow pull off a victory for the unpaid position, it would come […]