On his Facebook page yesterday, former Saturday Knights MC Barfly prefaced the link to a show at Barboza with the line "One of the numerous reasons I will find myself in Seattle this summer." Barfly had retreated to California a year or two back, and (aside from a highly enjoyable single released earlier this year) has been sadly absent from the Seattle scene ever since.
The Saturday Knights were, of course, the Seattle punk-hop trio responsible for Mingle, the Light In The Attic Records release that has become a local classic. If you listen closely, you can sill here "45" seeping from speakers on most blocks in the city.
The aforementioned show at Barboza will take place July 17th, the headliners being a group called Wolf Hotel, a new group comprising Barfly and murky producer Graves (also known as Graves33), and will mark 'Fly's return to the local stage. The cause for the show is a collaborative five song EP by the two artists called Good Bye, that will be made available exclusively at their shows, and come packaged with a hardback book which will be signed, and made entirely by Barfly himself. As far as what to expect sound-wise from the EP, the venue's show description ends with the disclaimer: "where TSK specialized in moving booties, Wolf Hotel is apt for moving planchettes." Full press release after the jump.
Wolf Hotel is a post-rap group with former Saturday Knight, Barfly on vocals and Seattle's Graves on beats.
Their new EP, Good Bye will be released July 17th on Capitol Hill label Members Only (SOTA, Champagne Champagne).
The 5 song EP will be available as part of a signed and numbered run of crafted hardback books completely penned, illustrated and hand-bound by Barfly himself. The music of Wolf Hotel will only be available at shows as part of this limited run of 250 units. It can not be found online.
Fans of Barfly's former group be forewarned: where TSK specialized in moving booties, Wolf Hotel is apt for moving planchettes.