This band has been on our radar for some time now. They've been all over the Seattle scene via the Vera and other low key venues. So much so that the band has formed a home town following that covers their songs from time to time. 'Herr Jazz's' sound is best described as lo-fi, tropical, punk. The difference between these guys and all the other bands popping up all over the place is they were lo-fi/tropical before it was hip and trendy. "Olympia" is without a doubt one of the best 'Jazz's' best songs. The guitar screams with 'Abe Vigoda'-esque reverb spilling over onto leaping progressive percussion. "Hey Merlin, Thanks for the Free Coffee" is another standout track that deserves a listen. Snag a copy of both Mp3's, a free EP and check out the tour dates after the jump.
Herr Jazz - Olympia
Herr Jazz - Hey Merlin, Thanks For The Free Coffee
Sep 25 2009 8:00P
w/ Christmas, Moon Runners Seattle, Washington
Oct 22 2009 8:00P
THE VERA PROJECT w/ Times New Viking Seattle, Washington
Dec 4 2009 8:00P
HEALTHY TIMES FUN CLUB w/ The Pharmacy, Baby Birds Don’t Drink Milk Seattle, Washington
The self titled cassette is out on MASA Recs. Also, check out this awesome SE exclusive free EP.