SEATTLE ROCK STALWARTS
HEAD SOUTH TO SHOWCASE STELLAR NEW ALBUM
Sometimes all one needs is the perfect messenger to remind them what a splendid idea rock 'n' roll is. Seattle's Flowmotion do just that, extolling rock's fundamental pleasures with palpable exuberance and naked talent. In celebration of the release of their fab new album, Ghost Pepper, the band will be performing a series of dates in Oregon, California and Washington, offering an opportunity for lovers of classic, melodic rock with serious muscle to see this powerhouse quintet in action.
Crafted with Grammy Award winning producer Scott Colburn (Arcade Fire, Animal Collective, Sun City Girls), Ghost Pepper has the feel of Wilco, ALO and The Mother Hips, or leaning further back, Traffic, Journey and Little Feat in their fighting prime, an emotionally honest, believably hopeful song cycle that reacquaints one with the power of a fully formed album and not just some random jumble of new tunes.
"I've never seen anything quite like it," says Colburn. "It made me realize that a band like Flowmotion is the kind of band that would be huge in an earlier decade because they are REALLY good, professional musicians that take music making very seriously. They have all the cards in the right place and do what it takes to succeed in making music for a living. These days, you don't see this level of musicianship. I think over time, the general public has accepted less and less in terms of quality of music, so it makes it hard when a band like this comes through. The general public doesn't know quite what to make of it because they've been exposed to dreck for so long. They can't handle something that is truly great. That's why the legions of Flowmotion followers are an elite club of people with taste and the ability to personally find the orchids in a sea of dandelions."
Ghost Pepper West Coast Tour
3/31 - Cultureworks - Ashland, OR
4/1 - Jambalaya - Arcata, CA
4/2 - Miners Foundry - Nevada City, CA
4/3 - The Connecticut Yankee - San Francisco, CA
4/4 - Aubergine After Dark - Sebastopol, CA
4/9 - The Brick - Roslyn, WA
4/10 - Knitting Factory Concert House - Spokane, WA
For more on Flowmotion check out JamBase's coverage of the group's annual Summer Meltdown Festival 2009 installment.
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