Friday, March 6, 2009

Alligators emerge from Washington state to snap at you with pop gems recalling Radiohead, The Beach Boys and The Zombies.

Grab “Where Does It Hide?,” the first single from Piggy & Cups HERE.

Calling themselves Alligators, these five charming gentlemen have already hit it big with their name. Alligators (the animals), are large reptiles that have a peculiar mystique surrounding their existence. Well, so do these guys. Where do they come from?

When you think about Kitsap County and “the other side of puget sound,” not much comes to mind but small towns and the naval shipyard. All the members, hailing from the greater Bremerton area, have had a long career in the local music scene and all played in some of the area’s most widely known and accomplished bands like Rocketstar RecordingsTime To Fly, Map of June, and Arper.

Talent is not in question; most of these guys have been professionally trained in music and they all convey their knowledge of songwriting in each piece they compose. With the apathetic and bland music that plagues radio stations and music venues today, it’s only a matter of time before Alligators’ brand of thought-out and innovative music breaks free to reach listeners everywhere.

Alligators take influence from many of the greats and hints of Radiohead, The Beach Boys, and The Zombies can be heard in their songs. While they don’t stick with one narrow style of music, their sound can be described as very creative, high-energy, precise pop laced with beautiful harmonies and clever arrangements. Each element of the band is interesting; from the tight pulses that the bass and drums provide, to the guitar-synthesizer relationship during the always-stylish vocal melodies.

Alligators have recently locally released a full-length album titled Piggy & Cups. It was recorded at Jason McGerr’s (Death Cab For Cutie) Two Sticks Audio in Seattle and in the comfort of Alligators’ own home. See footage of the band recording the single “Where Does It Hide?” HERE.

Alligators drummer Kit Arper started up Applehouse Records to nationally release Piggy & Cups this April 7th, 2009.

Alligators Live:
03/13 Port Orchard, WA @ Juwapa’s Vegetarian Restaurant Juice Bar
03/14 Bellingham, WA @ Whaam!
03/21 Seattle, WA @ The Back Room
03/26 Portland, OR @ Berbati’s Pan

Artist: Alligators
Title: Piggy & Cups
Label: Applehouse Records
Release Date: April 7th, 2009

01. Where Does It Hide? (MP3 VIDEO)
02. Mama Stop
03. Original Fear
04. If You Want To
05. Why Aren’t You Weeping?
06. Conqueror
07. Be The Only One
08. Snow Children
09. Three Fort Night
10. Way I
11. Magic Woman

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