1:45pm Monday 9/1
Smokey Brights make warm, vintage, pop-savvy-yet-slightly-wry rock music — the kind that streams from the boombox at a barbecue, or crackles on the AM radio on an all-night drive down an American highway. Brightness abounds, but there's a darkness on the edges. It’s the result of loving songcraft and collaboration between five veteran Seattle musicians — two of whom are married, all of whom are best friends. The joy and intimacy they share comes through in lush harmonies, tight rhythmic work, and a patient attention to composition. If Smokey Brights look like they're having more fun than anyone in the room, it's because they are.