Fog, Floods and the Department of Eagles

Seattle’s winter weather has been the talk of the town (and of some the city blogs too: metblogsseattlest, my ballard, white center). Even this morning’s broadcast of “Weekday” with Steve Scher on KUOW had a round-up of weather-related news. The tail-end of his broadcast featured Professor Cliff Mass of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington. Mass commented on the fog which has held the city in a cold grip since yesterday and hasn’t loosened up… Hey! At least its not the warm, sticky pollution that clings to the valley walls of Beijing. Can you tell which is which? Please say yes…

Foggy Seattle

Photo by Taylor Hain from (flickr)

Smoggy Beijing, Photo by Addictive Picasso

Photo by Addictive Picasso (flickr)

On a gloomy, foggy day like today add a little Department of Eagles to your playlist. These Brooklyn natives are coming to Seattle to play with local band The Cave Singers in a couple weeks, and are absolutely wonderful. Their most recent album, In Ear Park, is their first officially produced album and is beautifully arranged. The album is stock full of melodic harmonies, floating piano arpeggios, and quasi-abrasive guitar rifts, resolved with the eerie and smooth-sounding voice of their lead singer, Daniel Rossen. It is the perfect soundtrack for walking along the waterfront sidewalk beneath Olympic Sculpture Park on a day like this.

Department of Eagles, photo by Amelia Bauer

Department of Eagles, photo by Amelia Bauer

 

 

 

$13 // Department of Eagles, The Cave Singers // Wed, Jan 28th // doors 8pm // Neumos (Pike and 10th)

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  1. win tickets: department of eagles, wednesday night | Seattle Metblogs (pingback) on January 26th, 2009 @ 8:15 am

    […] Andrea mentioned last week [mb], Department of Eagles provides a perfect soundtrack for walking along the waterfront sidewalk […]



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