My column tomorrow focuses on local band Feral Children and their sophomore release, Brand New Blood, which dropped last week via Sarathan Records.
I spoke briefly with producer Scott Colburn, who worked with them on both Brand New Blood and their debut, Second to the Last Frontier. "They are pushing the boundary of music yet keeping it within the accessibility of your average music consumer," said Colburn, taking a break from tracking Sun City Girls at his Gravel Voice studios in Ballard. "Feral Children, like Animal Collective, are slowing helping the general music public turn a new ear to new sounds and new acceptance of interesting sounds compounded into the pop format. It would be my dream that a band like Feral Children could be as popular as Nirvana or Frank Sinatra."
The Children recently landed themselves the opening spot on the Murder City Devils' upcoming East coast tour and Sarathan has made "On a Frozen Beach", the first single from Brand New Blood available for free download over here.