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The West
BAND MEMBERS Adrienne Clark, Anthony Darnell, Reed Griffin, Bob Husak, and Jon Swihart.
GENRE Disco and New Wave
INFLUENCES New Order, Gang of Four, Talking Heads, Tom Tom Club, & The Sound.
The West writes music to dance to. The Seattle-based dance-rock band’s sound is inspired by the primal and necessary human desire for movement.

Formed in 2011 by Anthony Darnell and Blakes drummer, Bob Husak, The West churns out keyboard and harmony-laden dance music with a modern twist on styles reminiscent of New Order and Yaz, with a hint of LCD Soundsystem. The band is comprised of Darnell (guitar/keys/vocals), Husak (drums), Reed Griffin (guitar/producer), Adrienne Clark (keys/vocals), and Jon Swihart (bass/vocals).

The West’s EP, Don’t Make a Sound, gained airplay on Seattle’s KEXP and earned the band some press around town. The follow up and debut album, In Low Light, was a full-length LP self-released in February of 2013. The West can typically be found performing in the greater Puget Sound area at venues like Nuemos, The Crocodile, and Tractor Tavern.

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