Any Kind of Pretty
The band was born this summer as a solo project for Bre Loughlin, who dazzled Seattle critics and quickly developed a passionate following as the lead singer of Kuma. Musical friends and associates around town quickly started talking to Loughlin about collaborating with her '' first Rotten Apples lead singer Dejha Colantuono volunteered to play bass and sing back-up. Then came Davis Martin, best known as the Maktub drummer; David Bos, guitarist of the Jeunes; and finally Joey Veneziani, keyboardist and programmer of Secret Civilians. Bre and the rest of Daylight Basement hit a creative gusher, and soon began recording with Jonathan Plum at Seattleâ€™s legendary London Bridge Studio. They emerged from the studio after some marathon sessions with an intoxicating, sexy album '' infectious pop, clever punk that reconstructs â€™80s dance-rock. While the background is often familiar, the foreground is intensely new, with Loughlin crafting stunning images and piecing together fragments of a soul-in-chaos. As a ThreeImaginaryGirls.com reviewer aptly put in after seeing one of Daylight Basementâ€™s first shows: â€œAs brash as Blondie in their prime, deeper than the Divinyls, this is the dark glamour of real art pop punk as it was originally conceived: gorgeous and grinding in feedback squeal and fishnets.â€ The new Daylight Basement album is varied and complex, with the Billy Bragg-ish â€œGodspeed Girl,â€ the jittery layers of guitar on â€œHoney Bees,â€ the pure pop of the title track, the moaning anguish of â€œ12 Doorsâ€. After only a handful of live shows, the band has already locked into a tight barrel of sound, with the electric performer Loughlin charming, seducing and disarming audiences with a deadly mixture of honesty and entertainment.