Seattle band Loose Wing’s sound is a swirling blend of psychedelic Americana and old-school college rock, dark and sometimes ominous yet rooted in indie-pop tradition. Songs are written by Claire Tucker, whom you may recognize as guitarist and vocalist from local psychgaze mainstays Black Nite Crash. Claire is joined by her husband Jack Peters (Mindie Lind, Battle Hymns) on bass, and the lineup is filled out by local greats Jason Merculief (Jesse Sykes, Sera Cahoone, J. Tillman, Caitlin Sherman) on drums, and Bill Patton (Fleet Foxes, J. Tillman, Gold Leaves) on pedal steel and guitar.
JD Rudometkin is an American musician, film maker, and performance artist. His musical project, Step Jayne, is a touring, progressive rock band whose award winning video “Send Out the Call” from the album, Here Come the Humans garnered the Jury Prize at the Sacramento Film and Music Festival. Step Jayne floats effortlessly somewhere between indie, punk-influenced dark wave and ominous art rock. The sound is often filtered through theatrical broodings, psychedelia, noise, ambient refrains and folk while exhibiting wide-ranging influences - from ecstatic a cappella Slavic ancestral music, to poetic troubadours such as Nick Cave and Tom Waits.
Pat Kearns is an American record producer and engineer and singer songwriter. His credits include Guitar Romantic by The Exploding Hearts, By The Time Your Rocket Gets to Mars by Jerry Joseph, Changes by The Reverberations and A Thousand Guitars by Terry & Louie. Pat Kearns fronted the acclaimed powerpop group, Blue Skies For Black Hearts. In 2016, he released his debut solo album, So Long City and left Portland for the Mojave Desert. Down In The Wash was recorded and mixed using solar powered electricity in the Kearns' 550 square foot homestead cabin.