This week, guitarist Peter Richards of indie rock trio Dude York takes a crack at our questions. His Hardly Art-signed group will release its new John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Bikini Kill) and Cody Votolato (The Blood Brothers)-produced album, 'Sincerely,' this Friday
Band of the week
"As an artist in Seattle, I pledge that with every bit of my life energy, I will continue to give more music to the world for the purpose of spreading more aloha and, as I sing in the song “First Avenue,” 'reteaching the world to love.'"
If you don't already, you're going to love this band
The new album is about a quiet black princess who must follow her heart back to a tetherball court
Recommended if you like: Herbie Hancock, Michael McDonald, Nirvana
She's been known to sing with Damien Jurado and sounds like Joni Mitchell!
What to do in Seattle in the days ahead
Need to know: He's writing a full length album about cats
"We have the responsibility to use [our music] in a way that's empowering, positive, uplifting, and socially and culturally equitable, especially to those who identify as POC, LGBTQ, Muslim, Jewish, and female in a country whose newfound government wants to silence them."
Catching up with Adra of Fly Moon Royalty, playing its last show this Friday at Neumos
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