I just came across this local, self-described “chamber pop” band recently. The band appears to be readying the release of their EP, Stories and Fictions, for an early August release. The EP veers from soaring, anthemic indie rockers to quirky, New Wave-y pop to piano-laden instrumentals. Storytellers could easily be confused with an XTC song-certainly not a bad thing. On other songs I can hear traces of Zumpano, Lost Lander, and Arcade Fire. Untitled Song About Cats in particular is a gorgeous track-a great way to end the EP. I could easily see it being included on an indie film soundtrack.
You can stream the entire EP over on their bandcamp page.
Exohxo has a number of shows lined up around Seattle during the summer, including a performance this Saturday, June 22nd at the Seattle Rock and Roll Marathon. Never even heard of this event before-bands will be performing all along the course as the race proceeds. How cool is that?
I have a feeling that Stories and Fictions will be very well received in the Seattle music scene. I look forward to watching as the band’s career unfolds.