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Seismic-Sound Presents: “Destination Unknown” With Erik Blood

October 24, 2012

Wasn’t that long ago when I really wanted to offer a spotlight on artists who in the grand scheme of things at the time, were vaguely, or completely overlooked by what the “mainstream” Seattle media deemed as “the hot new thing”, and it was a tad bit irritating …

Not knowing the direction of Seismic-Sound, besides the obvious covering of amazing local, and national talent. I always knew in the back of my mind that I wanted to incorporate some type of other medium coverage, hence my 600-700 videos on YouTube. I knew I wanted a lot more professional footage than I could provide …but I figured it would happen all in due time, and that it did.

I had only known Cb Shamah as one of the owners of The Columbia City Theater and had always enjoyed his company, but it wasn’t till Doe Bay Fest, when I really got a chance to connect with him and realize his passion and interest in film. Upon that interaction at Doe Bay, I was able to meet his partner in crime for the documentary shooting of “Welcome To Doe Bay”, Daniel Thornton.

Not long after settling back into our lives after Doe Bay, was I then approached by Cb and Dan to possibly  work together in collaboration with Seismic-Sound on a series that Cb had coined via a brainstorm “Destination Unknown” …. loving the name … we  started the process of who we will shoot and how. I somehow formed an amazing group of people with the help of Dan and Cb to do these shoots in random settings. Sometimes an empty space in an office building, or as with this one, the Blue Moon Tavern on one of the hottest days of the summer. After lots of hiccups, and learning via mistakes, we have really been able to acquire some really wonderful people to take part in these projects, and all volunteer their time. So I want to sincerely thank everyone for all of their help, then, now and in the future projects of “Destination Unknown. We have some now well-known bands coming up, and also some not so well-known bands, but certainly bands we think have that something special.

Erik Blood has always been on my radar as one of the most , if not the most talented pop song writers around … not just an incredible producer, but a pop musician done on a genius level with climbing soaring guitars, pop hooks that keep your head and feet moving incessantly. I have found myself getting teared up or even getting the chills at songs like “To Leave America” or “Home and Walk” off of 2009’s The Way We Live;  and lets not get me started at the brilliance of Touch Screens. It’s an album that hasn’t come out of rotation since getting it.  Songs such as“Lethur” “Phenomenal Pornography” and “Todays Lover” are an orgy of beautiful chord progressions and musical layering. It’s an album not to be missed. Please enjoy Erik Blood.

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