CUMULUS @ THE CROCODILE
I snuck out the other night to see Seattle’s band Cumulus at Belltown’s most lively music venue, The Crocodile. I took a big risk breaking free of my chambers not only because I could get grounded for like a month (mom’s got me on lock down) but because Belltown is notorious for catering to some questionable characters. I made the trek anyways and the risk was worth the pleasure of seeing them.
Cumulus is one of the ten or so local bands that that I am proud to have as part of the Seattle music scene. Led by singer/songwriter and the city’s biggest sweetheart Alexandra Niedzialkowski, Cumulus started as more a of a solo project but has grown to be a full band when she picked up Lance Umble (Blunt Mechanic, The Oregon Donor), M’Leah Julius (Sundries), and Kyle Holland (Land of Pines). The quintet’s dynamic and captivating musicianship paired with Neidzialkowski’s soft Feist-like vocals kept my attention throughout the entire show.
They’re currently working on their first full album, recording at The Unknown, an old church and recording studio owned by Mt. Eeerie‘s Phil Elverum. They have plans to release it this coming Fall. If you’re in the Seattle area tomorrow night (Saturday July, 7th), they will be playing Neumos: 8pm / $10 Adv / 21+
See more photos on the Dead Horse March flickr here.