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Advertisement are a six piece of an interconnected group of childhood friends that grew up on the fringes of the Seattle area and their debut gets better with every listen. They’ve had various iterations as a punk band before landing on Advertisement. As I just so eloquently described them, they sound like someone blended up Kurt Vile with The Moondoggies and then sprinkled a liberal does of punk flavor on top. What does that mean? Fuck if I know, but I like it.

Pretty Money is a slow burner that really leans into that Vile influence. The guitars weave around each other in a haze as Charlie Hoffman’s vocals amble out of the speakers. A couple of track on the back half that stand out are Velvet Queen which has a hint of Stones boogie in it and Shipwrecked Hearts which will agree with you if you have enjoyed recent efforts by The Nude Party and Rookie.

All in all, put these guys on your radar. And once live music is allowed again, gobble up a gummy and ease into a fun evening of rocking.

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Photo – Grayson Whitmire

Advertisement are a five piece out of Seattle and they kind of sound like War on Drugs doing garage rock tunes. I’ve heard the whole album and it rocks. This is one to get excited about. Here’s some info from the PR team.

Advertisement began as an interconnected group of childhood friends growing up on the fringes of the Seattle area. Their early collaborations primarily experimented with increasingly jarring forms of punk, culminating in the bands Nasti and Vacant Life – both of which have pressed records through Iron Lung Records , the West coast’s eminent noise and hardcore label. Inspired by the increasingly stark juxtaposition between Seattle’s booming, tech-fueled urbanism and the landscape’s natural beauty, guitarists Charlie Hoffman, Carl Marck , and Ryan Mangione and drummer TJ Main recollected with the intention of creating imaginative ways out of the endlessly anxiety provoking flow of modern life. Turning away from both the nihilism of punk and the escapism of rock, they holed up, often in the claustrophobic confines of their shared house, and chipped away at developing a style which could hold both sobered cynicism and willful optimism in cartoonish harmony.

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