Speaker Speaker

Saturday, February 23

This pop-punk trio is the first band I ever interviewed for this

paper, back when they were releasing a little three-song EP called

Again & Again & Again in 2005. It was impossibly fresh and infectious,

making you want to play it . . . well, you know. Since then, it's been

fun to watch them blast off, from playing to adoring crowds at

Bumbershoot, to winning a certain local contest for up-and-coming

bands in 2006, to covering Jawbreaker on their second EP, to having

their debut full-length—released tonight!—produced by the king of this

genre, Jawbox's J Robbins. Call It Off does not sound like "Nirvana

and the Posies having a battle of the bands inside your stereo," as

the P-I has written—it's a hyped-up Braid, a more fun Q and Not U, a

more serious Dead Milkmen, an off-the-rails pop romance as unique as

the three Seattle kids who made it. With the Lonely Forest and Hungry

Pines. RACHEL SHIMP

Listen to a sample of Speaker Speaker's "Call It Off."

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Sat., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2008

 
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