Live Video: Hey Marseilles

Live Video, Local Music
Dillon Sturtevant
photo by Christopher Nelson (view set)

With roots that stretch back to carefree two person jam sessions at Gasworks Park, the well-rounded Seattle septet Hey Marseilles has grown in the last nine years not just in size, but in the power and scope of their songwriting and performance. In this KEXP live in-studio performance they show why they are poised to storm (gently, with violas and acoustic guitars heralding their way) into the national spotlight. They show what their self-described "folkestra" sound is all about -- good, heartfelt songwriting, tasteful touches of piano, trumpet, violin, and rousing, swelling song structures. Matt Bishop's heart-on-sleeve voice and lyrics polish the songs into little masterpieces of chamber pop. The band has been hard at work preparing their new album, Lines We Trace, which was released yesterday. Check out their recent session now:

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