The Redwood Plan CD Release Show
with Head Like a Kite + Chaos Chaos + Vox Mod
Friday February 15, 2013
8pm // 21+
THE REDWOOD PLAN // theredwoodplan.com
Seattle combo the Redwood Plan conquered hearts, ears, and dancing feet with its 2010 full-length Racing Towards the Heartbreak. Propelled by succinct, melodic hooks and riffs, songs like “Push” leapt forth from the speakers and defied listeners to forget them. On Green Light Go, the music of the Seattle quartet evolves further, revealing a denser, dynamic, and more eclectic sound, one that more fully reflects the aesthetics of the musicians behind it. “It’s still very much the Redwood Plan, but bigger and more dynamic,” insists front woman Lesli Wood. A synthesis of punk rock energy and bristling electronic sounds, one that accommodates both guitarist Sydney Stolfus’ background in metal bands and Lesli’s riot grrrl roots.
There is simply more going on, all the time, on Green Light Go. More melodies to lodge in the noggin, more textures to tease the ear, more moving pieces whirring in interlocking rhythms. Twists and turns abound. On opening “Panic On,” dramatic electronic textures give way to a frenetic dance beat and Lesli’s exhortations to seize the moment, while the unfolding instrumental intro of the chugging “Something Like This” suddenly subsides to spotlight an unusually vulnerable vocal performance. From the jittery rhythms and percussive fillips underscoring the nervous energy of “Your Fair Share,” to the lightning fast keyboard lines and distinctive bass countermelody running through “Slam,” every element of Green Light Go works in tandem.
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