Rain City Ambience

Seattle-based Northwest music source established in 2005
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    1. News : Emery Announces West Coast November Tour With The Classic Crime

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      Having toured the Eastern half of America with Norma Jean, our boys in Emery will be returning through Texas, California, Oregon, and landing in Seattle this November with The Classic Crime and Artifex Pereo. PNW dates include Portland’s Hawthorne Theater 11/20 and Seattle’s El Corazon 11/21. VIP tickets with acoustic set and meet-and-greet perks are up now for purchase!


    2. Album Review : ’68 – In Humor And Sadness

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      For me, Josh Scogin is the renaissance man of today’s hardcore scene. He created the almighty Norma Jean and left. Depending on your tastes, you never forgave him for it, or you dug right in and embraced his next project, The Chariot. After releasing a few mediocre but totally improvised albums (seriously, their first two albums were recorded in one take), the final two records gave the band more of a mass appeal while breaking away from the initial cult following status. While in the frantic hardcore band, he released a solo alt-folk/country project A Rose, By Any Other Name, showing that yes, this screaming dragon can sing. After disbanding with The Chariot (which still shocks me), Scogin is back again fronting and manning the guitars of ’68, with former Becoming The Archetype drummer Mike McClellan behind the kit. The debut full-length In Humor And Sadness was produced by longtime friend Matt Goldman (The Devil Wears Prada, The Chariot, Underoath), and is due out July 8th.