The Gods Themselves
The Gods Themselves Concert Films
Band In Seattle: Episode 218
Jupe Jupe & The Gods Themselves
Runtime: 22 minThe Gods Themselves are reminiscent of the male/female vocals of talking heads built on a punk foundation, yet their music is a fluid, ever-evolving sound. Astra Elane’s newfound independence as a lead guitarist has led her to evolve into a confident, engaging front woman. While listening to the rhythmic punching of the drums and the laidback guitar styling, audiences can be found closing their eyes, and just grooving to the punk-pop melodies of The Gods Themselves.
My Young creates a characterization of himself in every performance. He and his band mates make up a quartet of cerebral musicians whose sound is self-described as “mournful dance, new wave music”. Young’s rich vocals are suggestive of a Depeche Mode sound, but then it stands on a foundation of heavy synth, rough guitar, and pounding drum lines. Coupled with Young’s pointed lyrics, Jupe Jupe has discovered a whole new sound for their Pacific Northwest audience.
Band in Seattle: The Gods Themselves 218
The Gods Themselves
Runtime: 35 minThe Gods Themselves are reminiscent of the male/female vocals of talking heads built on a punk foundation, yet their music is a fluid, ever-evolving sound. Astra Elane’s newfound independence as a lead guitarist has led her to evolve into a confident, engaging front woman. While listening to the rhythmic punching of the drums and the laidback guitar styling, audiences can be found closing their eyes, and just grooving to the punk-pop melodies of The Gods Themselves.
The Gods Themselves Top Tracks
Band in Seattle: Season 3 Episode 5A
Runtime: 34 minErik Blood is known across the city as a prolific producer, but he somehow manages to create his own music while nurturing countless other artists. His songs are heavy on synthesizer, but not light on artistry. Reminiscent of 80s greats, Erik Blood’s music is like waking up on a cold morning but going back to bed covered in a cozy blanket.
Band in Seattle: Smokey Brights Concert 228
Runtime: 49 minWarm, vintage, pop savvy, yet slightly wry rock music. The kind that streams from the boombox all day at your uncle's barbecue, or crackles through the AM radio on an all night drive through some expansive American highway.
Band in Seattle Episode 214
Grace Love And The True Loves
Runtime: 22 minIn a modern musical landscape where we can argue about what the term Soul Music really means today, when you just close your eyes and listen to Grace Love & the True Loves, what Soul music ‘IS’ suddenly becomes crystal clear. …and when you open your eyes you’ll see that SOUL MUSIC is happening in Seattle right now. Grace is the Queen, guitarist Jimmy James is the King, and together they are unstoppable. They are the vanguards of an active scene that will KNOCK you out. Grace and Jimmy and Their True Loves, are getting serious love from everyone that hears them.
Band in Seattle: Concert 304
Runtime: 44 minWild Powwers has more oomph than Ws in their name. Jordan Gomes is a beast on bass, Lupe Flores is the human embodiment of a kick drum, and Lara Hilgeman manages to channel riot girl and soul diva at the same time. It’s dark and heavy and dirty and magical. The three of them bring in all kinds of influences, but it all still manages to sound like the same band in every song, somehow. This trio – no, trifecta – has the prolific songwriting chops and hardworking road mentality that it takes to make it as a band. They’ve got a unique sound, great attitudes, and songs that get lodged in the deepest, darkest bits of your brain.
Band in Seattle Concert 209
Runtime: 29 minPony Time creates some great sound coming from only two artists, Luke Beetham on Bass and Stacy Peck on drums. At first you might think it’s a rhythm section without the melody line, but not so. Luke can provide both melody and rhythm with his diverse and unique style. With Stacy’s great drumming, they create something extraordinary.
Band In Seattle - 201 Concert
Runtime: 40 minProm Queen, headed by Celene Ramadan, writes all her music and lyrics and has created a Parisian pop sound reminiscent of cinematic 60’s rock. She’s backed up by Tom Meyers on drums and Jason Goessl on guitar. Celene adds all the rest including the work on her rhinestone studded pink guitar. Celene also produces her own brand of music videos of which exerpts from her album Midnight Veil are seen in the episode.