Rising Seattle Trio The Flavr Blue Bring “Catchy Beats, Stunning Breakdowns, And Beautifully Soaring Vocals” (Esquire) On Bright Vices EP Out Next Week
Esquire Premieres New Track “Magnetic;” The Flavr Blue’s Hollis Also Making Noise On Latest Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Hit “White Walls”
October 10, 2013 - “One of the most curious and interesting bands in Seattle” (The Stranger), The Flavr Blue will release their new Bright Vices EP next week on October 15th. The independent electronic trio – comprised of Hollis, Parker and Lace - pull from a vibrant musical spectrum of house, R&B, alternative rock and pop to create sophisticated and memorable recordings, distinguished by their impressive male/female vocals and world-class songwriting. Complex says Bright Vices “explores new and exciting soundscapes,” and the Seattle Weekly says their “genre-bending, vibe-y electro-pop is one of the freshest, most danceable things coming out of Seattle at the moment.”
Listen to Esquire’s exclusive premiere of “Magnetic,” which they dub “a slinky jam that will have you bouncing through the rest of your day, stuck like honey in your head” here:
The group is a rising light in the Seattle music scene, drawing praise from outlets like Complex Magazine, KEXP, The Stranger and Seattle Weekly. The Flavr Blue also recently played on premier stages at this year’s Bumbershoot Festival and the Capitol Hill Block Party, headlining the Neumos stage. Additionally, Hollis has received a great deal of recognition for her work on the latest Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit "White Walls," on which she supplies the song’s infectious chorus. She’ll join the duo for their three headlining shows at Madison Square Garden, November 13-15, and The Flavr Blue will perform at Mercury Lounge on November 15th.
Read The Stranger’s feature on The Flavr Blue here:
Watch the group perform “Surrender” for AXS.com:
“No Remedy” opens the Bright Vices EP with pulsating synths and Hollis' smoldering vocals, before breaking into an undeniably catchy chorus, with Parker and Lace contributing to the trio’s deft vocal interplay. “Hearts Racing” is a downtempo toast to a flamed out relationship that still manages to stay dancefloor worthy. "We Can Go Blind” is a sterling slice of electronic R&B with trap sensibilities, where Hollis' vocals sit center stage. A slinky electronic jam with an 808 punch, “Magnetic” finds all three members of The Flavr Blue putting their vocal prowess on display. “Surrender” closes out Bright Vices, a shimmering piece of electronic pop with an emphatic backbeat.
Each member of The Flavr Blue has deep roots in Seattle’s hip-hop scene – Parker with State of the Artist, Lace with Clockwork and Blast Off Productions and Hollis with Canary Sing. The Flavr Blue came together when Parker and Lace were working on some new music that was inspired by the bold, hypnotic sound of Scandinavian electronic artists. They invited Hollis to guest on a cut, but the chemistry was so immediate that the three begin writing what would become The Flavr Blue’s debut LP Pisces.
is a close friend and collaborator of Macklemore's, and he recently penned a
wonderful blog post about her huge contribution to the blockbuster album The Heist. Read more here:
For more information on The Flavr Blue, please contact Rob Krauser (firstname.lastname@example.org) at REK Room Media, 917.703.8361.