The buzz on Seattle's chamber-indie outfit, Hey Marseilles, started in their hometown where they quickly earned praise for their 2008 debut To Travels & Trunks. Now their new one, Lines We Trace, release in March, has taken the buzz national. This band has mastered the art of making songs that are both catchy and meaningful. Check out the video for their latest single, "Heart Beats" below.
Dr. Dog are probably XPN's favorite hometown heros- their music is a timeless mixture of catchy hooks and feel-good lyrics. The Free At Noon and Wold Cafe veterans are back for a second round at the SBC Stage this summer.
Honorary Artist to Watch in July 2012, Polica no doubt captured the hearts of XPN listeners with their eclectic mix of media. Channy Leaneagh's heavily manipulated and psychedelic voice booming through the SBC speakers for this year's festival will shoot the audience into outer space for a stellar performance.
Artist to Watch in April 2012 and an instant hit at last year's festival, this Denver five-piece has rocketed from playing small venues to being a co-headliner at the SBC Stage this year. Their music features an eclectic mix of acoustic rock, classic pop, and folk styles all rolled into one intriguing sound, creating a listening experience that is both familiar and completely unique.
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Check out photos from their sets, as well as openers Hey Marseilles and Polica, in the gallery on TheKey.XPN.org.
Wake Owl's debut EP Wild Country will transport you to a tender mountain picnic landscape. It's only fitting they play for you bench and lawn dwellers at this year's SBC stage. The sweet melodies of violin, piano and acoustic guitar is made sweeter with Cameron's scratchy folk singing.