Performance Date: Friday July 21
Stage: Barboza Stage
Set Time: 6:30 PM
“The Gods Themselves have come to rescue you from the musically mundane. No, not those gods, but this human three-piece from Seattle brandishing a fresh bit of woozy wha-wha pedals and shrewd rhythms, and offering zero apologies for their forthright grooviness.” –CMJ
Since the early 2000s, band members Astra Elane, Collin O’Meara, and Dustin Patterson have all been active in the Pacific Northwest’s live music scene. Now as members of TGT, they each contribute a unique imprint of perceptions, passions and life experiences shaping a sound that echoes of 80’s dance beats, raw, angular guitars and art-punk aplomb. Exuding a new wave nonchalance, Paste Magazine calls their sound “a formidable combination of melody and swagger”.
Provocative and no-nonsense at once, Elane’s guitar revisits the new romantic era with a modern rock punch. O’Meara’s syncopated percussion provides guttural fuel, while Patterson’s baritone guitar laces each song with longing. Atop disco undertones, hypnotic vocals by Elane and Patterson add tales of sexual encounters and self-confidence.
Esteemed Seattle music critic Dave Segal, The Stranger states The Gods Themselves create “some of the sexiest and most danceable rock from Seattle’s musical underground.” In continuing to amp up the glamour, their third LP Be My Animal is set to be released January 2017!