Thursday, September 1, 2016
Columbia City Theatre; Seattle, WA
Written by Kristen Schell
Sex appeal, drums that give you chills, and crisp vocals. Night Argent live is an entirely different experience than say… listening to their EP via Spotify, with a bottle of wine and two cats, which is what I did before going to their show at Columbia Theater in Seattle, WA.
Not only does the band have a clean performance, Night Argent also handled their sound check perfectly – and, I must admit, it is flawless. No mic-squeaks or pitchy vocals, they are basically perfection.
The first song of their set was amazing, all thanks to their heartthrob drummer, Zac Burrell. Drums pounding, full of emotion, yet equally steady and confident. It immediately drew doting fans to the front. The set included the cleanest vocals and guitar riffs I’ve heard in a while and it’s safe to say Night Argent has their stage performance down to a T!
The highlight of the night was when Night Argent circled around the drums at center stage. BOOM BOOM, I immediately find myself inching to the front of the stage. All of the band members begin beating the drums and explode out right into their hit “Widowmaker,” off their self-titled EP!
Talk about a show that ends with every fan pressed up against the stage, props to Night Argent! While frontman Chase Manhattan was a bit jumpy (not in a bad way – just hard to get a good IG pic in all honesty), I loved the overall vibe of the show! I highly recommend you check out their latest EP, Night Argent available on Spotify here. I also suggest you look out for their tour dates… or at least hang a band photo on the wall because these guys are hot, in every sense of the word!
Summertime calls for feel good, jam alone or sing along with the windows down type of music. For us, that also means giving our readers some free tunes from a few of the artists we have worked with in 2016 so far. We are happy to share our latest compilation, SPF16 – Summer Playlist For 2016! Featuring tracks from BRAEVES, Mayberry, Stalking Gia, A Boy Named John and six other amazing artists, we hope this is a compilation you guys will be jamming out to all summer long!
You can listen to it on Soundcloud by clicking here,
You can download it FOR FREE on Mediafire by clicking here,
And you can check out our digital booklet by clicking here!
It’s almost summer time, and out on my side of the earth (California), it’s creeping faster than normal. If I’m being honest, summer is my least favorite time of year. I’ve never been a fan of the heat, and I tend to gravitate more towards the crisp fall air and the sound of rain tapping on the windows. But at the same time, there’s something oddly comforting and exciting about this time of year. It’s easy to have a romanticized perception of summertime, but one of my favorite pastimes is just to drive. Even if it’s
just down the highway, having a small taste of escape while cruising around, windows down and music blasting, is always welcomed. I’ve discovered some of my favorite bands and albums while driving, and that sense is always seemingly heightened during the summer months. Night Argent has become another one of those bands for me. Their self-titled EP is as infectious as it is creative, and it’s the perfect fit for those summer night drives.
We are thrilled to share that we have teamed up with the incredibly talented Amanda Markley to premiere her latest single, “Cold (Revisited).” Much like the weather in the city she calls home, this stripped-down version of Seattle vocalist Amanda Markley’s “Cold” is dark, damp, and dreary. But lowered temperatures and tempos come with plenty of chills, and Markley’s aching voice sends shivers running over your skin. “‘Cold’ is a song about longing and sadness,” Markley states, “and I wanted to revisit it because I connect so closely to its lyrics. I wanted to record a version where the raw emotions I was feeling in the lyrics match the way they’re delivered.”
Markley has been hard at work over the last few weeks, diligently writing and recording her self-titled EP, which will be released May 6th. The five-track EP, which was written and produced with the help of some fellow Washington-based artists (Adamm Mitchell, Chase Manhattan, Matt Bacnis, and Chloe Hendrickson), features this revisited single. Whether it’s the fuller version or its gray counterpart, “Cold” is sure to please and Markley is poised for something special. Don’t believe us? Give “Cold (Revisited)” a listen below!
Following the release of her brand new EP, Markley will be heading to Nashville to record a few songs with singer/songwriter/producer Will Pugh (Cartel) and fans should keep their eyes peeled on a possible duet in the near future! To stay caught up on Amanda Markley and all her music making magic, check out her socials below.
This track is off the band’s upcoming self-titled EP, to be released April 22nd! Frontman Chase Manhattan had this to say about the video, “’Nothing More Beautiful’ has always had such a big sound, so we decided to challenge ourselves and see if we could bring out a more chill and raw ambiance to the track while maintaining the emotional impact of the original. We wanted a video that accomplished the same rich, lush simplicity we set out to capture with the new recording. We decided to shoot the video in black and white to allow the focus to be on the contrast of the light vs dark and the quality of the light itself, with our individual performances playing the supporting roles in each shot.”
Washington alternative rockers, Night Argent, have shared the details of their debut self-titled EP! The EP, which is set to be released on April 22nd, features five original tracks and a bonus deconstructed version of their track, “Nothing More Beautiful.” The band has had an incredible year thus far, having played Warped Tour last summer, signing on with Outerloop Management, and just a few weeks ago partnered with Artist Group International.
Check out the artwork and track listing for Night Argent below! To pre-order the EP, click here!
1. Nothing More Beautiful 2. Comet (Light It Up) 3. The Towers 4. Kamikaze 5. Widowmaker Bonus Track: Nothing More Beautiful (Deconstructed)
Vocalist Chase Manhattan states how the song is more than just one about a seductive love, but can also be used “as an allegory for addiction.” He shares, “As one of the most commonly shared human experiences, up there with love and death, we all experience it. It knows no boundaries or barriers, it affects the lives of everyone it touches.”