Band of the Day

2013.12.19

The Flavr Blue

A sophisticated, vibrant electronic trio boldly spans house, R&B, alt-rock, and pop spectrums
There's no remedy for the ways that I've changed, so I've nothing to lose walking into the flames.
lyrics from No Remedy

The Flavr Blue are “one of the most curious and interesting bands in Seattle” (The Stranger). The independent electronic trio – comprised of Hollis, Parker and Lace - pull from a vibrant musical spectrum of house, R&B, alternative rock and pop to create sophisticated and memorable recordings, distinguished by their impressive male/female vocals and world-class songwriting. The Seattle Weekly says their “genre-bending, vibe-y electro-pop is one of the freshest, most danceable things coming out of Seattle at the moment,” and new EP Bright Vices is recorded proof. Complex says Bright Vices “explores new and exciting soundscapes,” and Esquire praises the group’s “catchy beats, stunning breakdowns, and beautifully soaring vocals.” The group is a rising light in the Seattle music scene. They played on premier stages at this year’s Bumbershoot Festival and the Capitol Hill Block Party, headlining the Neumos stage, and recently taped a session at tastemaking hometown radio station KEXP. Additionally, Hollis has received a great deal of recognition for her work on the latest Macklemore & Ryan Lewis hit "White Walls," on which she supplies the song’s infectious chorus. The Flavr Blue came together when Parker and Lace were working on some new music that was inspired by the bold, hypnotic sound of Scandinavian electronic artists. They invited Hollis to guest on a cut, but the chemistry was so immediate that the three begin writing what would become The Flavr Blue’s debut LP Pisces. Each member of The Flavr Blue has deep roots in Seattle’s hip-hop scene – Parker with State of the Artist, Lace with Clockwork and Blast Off Productions and Hollis with Canary Sing.