Asa is turning 29. Celebrate in the cold Seattle gloom with a glorious triumvirate of atmospheric acts.
Golden Gardens are perhaps Seattle's most Lynchian band, and their headlining set of gauzy guitar, trip-hop beats and bewitching, beckoning vocal melodies comes in the immediate wake of their brand-new album Reign. Expect some gems and rarities as well.
Planning for Burial is Thom Wasluck of rural Pennsylvania, making a special appearance especially for this event. Unpretentiously honest and genre-fluid, his prolific, self-recorded catalog captures "the delight and the detritus of love" in ways that might point to Red House Painters, the Cure, Codeine, or Jesu-- sometimes in the span of a single song-- but never resorts to simple imitation.
God and Vanilla's torrential washes of dreamy chords and spectral melody come courtesy of Richard O'Leary, a universally-beloved entity in the Seattle DIY music and arts scene. Come for the reverb, stay for the impeccably quick wit.