Nostalgia and Time, The Landmarks

The Landmarks at Standard Goods

Tomorrow night is our 2 Year Anniversary Party, Wednesday, January 17th, 7 pm - 11 pm.  We would like to give a big THANK YOU to all the loyal customers who continue to support locally owned businesses, our vendors, designers, local makers, artists and musicians over the past couple years.   At our anniversary party, we will have two local Seattle bands perform. 


First band playing at our party is the group, Biblioteka. Catch them play around 9 pm! Around 10 pm, The Landmarks will be blessing us with their presence and performing for us for the first time! Event has no cover but requires all attendees to RSVP/Register to come.

You learned about Biblioteka last week, now we'd like you to learn a little bit about The Landmarks!  

The Landmarks at Standard Goods

The Landmarks (also known as the Landies in some circles) are a five-piece indie psyche-pop band originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Comprised of soulful lyrics, screaming guitar, swirling hypnotic synths, funk-steeped bass lines and often frantically dancey drum beats.

As a whole they are a dynamic driving force who pride themselves in their ability to meander, stack, and dissect genres, keeping an audience on their toes never knowing what to expect next.

After three years together amidst frequent line-up changes, they were able to complete two eps working with such names as Gordon Raphael and Steve Albini. In the summer of 2016 after two successful tours of the East coast, Jack, Laja, and EJ decided to move to Seattle in an effort to further expand their audience as well as to cement their commitment to their craft. They soon met Keith and Tylee, drummer and bassist of local hip hop group All Star Opera and were quickly performing once again. 

In October 2017 they pre-released their new song ”Halloween Sex” as a holiday promotional teaser for their next EP. They will be finishing the EP with Dylan Wall at House of Justice and plan to have it released in the spring of 2018. (biography via: 
bit.ly/2Dag9eM).

The Landmarks at Standard Goods Photography by: @twodrsdwn (IG)

Here is our recent interview with them:
  1. Hello Jack,  can you please tell me about who each of of your band members are and what do you and each of them contribute to The Landmarks?


    Laja, vocals & guitar; Jack plays guitar; EJ, Keyboards; Keith plays Bass; Tylee plays Drums.

The Landmarks at Standard GoodsPhotography by: @twodrsdwn (IG)

  1. I really like your band's name, who came up with it and what's the meaning behind it?

    Thanks! Jack came up with the name when he was feeling nostalgic. It's more of a Landmarks in time type of thing rather than physical landmarks.  
  1. Are all members from Seattle-if you are a transplant, where are you from and why did you move to Seattle?

    Keith and Tylee are from Seattle. Laja, Jack and EJ moved here from Michigan because they wanted a change and heard how great Seattle was as a city and as a hub for great music. 
  1. If you could choose to spend a day with anyone in the world while on tour, who would it be?

    Larry David  
  1. Name two of your favorite bands that came from Seattle?

    Mommy Long Legs and MONSTERWATCH
  1. How did your group come together?  

    Jack and Laja formed the band in Michigan, Jack & EJ met at work and he joined the band a year in. We met Keith and Tylee through the missed connections page on Craigslist.  

The Landmarks at Standard GoodsPhotography by: @twodrsdwn (IG)

  1. How has coming together as a band influenced each of you positively outside of music?

    Being with these guys reminds me to have fun in everything you do, work hard but have fun while doing so.   
  1. What's your favorite restaurant to eat at after band practice?

    We're big fans of Chipotle.
  1. If you could pick a non profit organization with a cause in the world, to play for and organize a benefit for, who and why?

    American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. We love animals, especially dogs. 

    The Landmarks at Standard GoodsPhotography by: @twodrsdwn (IG)
  2. Thank you for playing for Standard Goods Anniversary Party, Is there any other shows or events relating to your band coming up?  We would love to share?

    Thank you for having us! We'll be in the studio this weekend to finish recording an EP. We're releasing it in April, the announcement for the release show will be coming soon!  Landmarks at Standard GoodsPhotography by: @twodrsdwn (IG)

Music: www.thelandmarks.bandcamp.com

IG: @the_landmarks

FB: www.facebook.com/thelandmarksband

 

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