Inside the Cha Cha Lounge Friday July 19th 5:45pm, Select Level performs for Capitol Hill Block Party. Were you there last year? It was a great time! Buy tickets at http://www.capitolhillblockparty.com
Wax Thematique DJs Nathan Womack, Noel Brass Jr. and Andy Sells playing lots of breezy vinyl Thursday June 13th on the Bastille patio in Seattle 5pm-10pm. This is a benefit for Warm Current with Polynesian inspired food, raffle, silent auction and more. Easily our favorite party of the year, big thanks to Bastille for having us return for a 3rd year.
“Herbie Hancock's luminous tones distilled into a lavender vapor" -Dave Segal.
180gram LP. Limited "Soulgazer Blue" color with matte-finish jackets and poly-lined inner sleeves. Designed by New Analog (UK). Mastered by Barry Corliss in Seattle, WA.
Join Psych-Jazz trio Afrocop at LoFi Lounge in Seattle Sunday Oct 14th for Earshot Magazine’s annual Jazz festival. This years theme is “Spiritual Jazz”. Paces Lift will be playing vinyl to open the night. Doors open at 8pm! BUY TICKETS
Live in the KEXP Gathering Space: Noel Brass Jr brings his beloved double synthesizer setup for an evocative afternoon of interstellar sounds. All ages and 100% free, the performance begins at noon!
Noel Brass, Jr. sits at the back of Cafe Vita in Greenwood, quietly sipping on an espresso. He’s immediately recognizable — it’s hard to find a photo of Brass where he isn’t wearing his trademark fedora and glasses. It’s a rainy November afternoon and I can’t think of a better setting to dive into talking about his new record Broken Cloud Orchestra, a collection of ambient synthesizer tracks infused with hints of jazz and soul out now via Wax Thematique Records.
Much like his music, Brass himself is a calming presence. He carries himself with a flair of old school tradition, dressed sharply in a tie and raincoat. But when he talks, you really start to get the feel for his astuteness to the world around him. His music often reflects imagery of the cosmos and far out, spacey ideas. Broken Cloud Orchestra is no exception. The term “head in the clouds” implies a certain aloofness, but Brass gives off the air of a dreamer without losing his footing and forgetting the inspiration right around him. Interview and Photos by Dusty Henry. Read the full in-depth interview HERE
Join us Friday October 6th at Daybreak Records in Fremont / Seattle for the release of Noel Brass Jr.'s gorgeous first solo record - "Broken Cloud Orchestra". 7pm-9pm No Cover / BYOB. *Pre-Orders are now open!
In case you hadn't heard, we've partnered with the fine folks at Bastille to present a global expedition of sound. Where the funk, the groove and the fuzz of international music comes together each Thursday inside the gorgeous setting of Bastille Cafe's Back Bar. We commissioned Portland Mural duo, Rather Severe, for the new poster art in order to convey a sense of wonder, whimsy and psychedelia for the event. Vinyl Internationalé is Thursday nights, 8pm-11pm and will always be 100% Vinyl, 100% Free.
Read the backstory about the 2nd release on Wax Thematique HERE
•Produced and Mixed by RUMTUM (additional production by MANMADEMAN)
•Mastered in an Analog facility by Catadawn Studios in Denver, CO
•Art Design, Layout and Illustration by RUMTUM
Join us Saturday October 29th 9pm for the Lotties Lounge Costume party in Columbia City / South Seattle. Paces Lift & Noel Brass Jr. playing records all night long with damn good drinks and ghostly grub!
We're back with our monthly event of pairing craft cocktails and a limited food menu with hand-picked vinyl records. Jude's Old Town is the spot Sat Oct 8th!
Every Wednesday at 8pm Paces Lift & Bastille Restaurant in Ballard bring you Le Verlan. A dining and listening experience designed to broaden your cultural palate. An exclusive menu of expertly made French cuisine and craft cocktails are served while a curated selection of vinyl accentuates the atmosphere in Bastille's Back Bar. Poster design by Pierre for Wax Thematique.