[Bellingham/Seattle, Washington] [Indie-Chillwave] Manatee Commune

Manatee Commune - Brush (album)

Manatee Commune has been reeling me in for the last year and a half with his somewhat mystical synths and layered strings. He takes a lot of inspiration from our natural surroundings up here in Washington and it absolutely shows. His live performances are filled with very tribal drums, his viola and guitar, and accompanied with gorgeous visuals captured around the Pacific Northwest.

6 years ago by AllianceOfLions with 4 comments

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  • AllianceOfLions (edited 6 years ago)

    Cuff Lynx is another artist duo from the area that is on the rise recently. Much more of a "night-drive through the city" sound, but fun nonetheless.

    Lastly, self plug because I feel like it would fit with these two a bit. Go Periscope is a mix of indie, dance, house, and of course that exotic/tropical sound that is still making its way around the electronic music scene.

    Love the idea of this tribe, and I'm really hoping it picks up!

    • clammysax

      This stuff is awesome! I'm a big fan of this chill electro stuff. I'm gonna be coming back to listen to more Go Periscope, trust me.

      • AllianceOfLions

        (Just got back from a weekend of camping) Thank you! Really glad you enjoy some of this. When I saw you post about "math rock" I immediately thought of This Town Needs Guns. So good, live and in studio. Definitely check them out if you haven't.

        • clammysax

          Hope you had a good time! To be honest, I never had a good idea of what math rock is. That band I posted is self-proclaimed as math rock so I followed their lead. This Town Needs Guns is really cool though, and math rock is a very appropriate name for it! Really busy sounds, really thought-out lines that just fit in somehow.

          For anyone interested - From the math rock wiki page:

          "Whereas most rock music uses a 4/4 meter (however accented or syncopated), math rock frequently uses asymmetrical time signatures such as 7/8, 11/8, or 13/8, or features constantly changing meters based on various groupings of 2 and 3. This rhythmic complexity, seen as "mathematical" in character by many listeners and critics, is what gives the genre its name."