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Close Encounter


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    Never by My Side
  2. 2.
    Goodbye Microphone
  3. 3.
    Fade Away
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    Lost Time
Seattle-based band Close Encounter is chill music for aliens.
They use an effectual yet melodic blend of psychedelic, catchy guitar, slow tempo beats, and introspective vocal mood to depict the dawn of a new paranormal age. Since their formation in early 2016, they’ve played the Pacific Northwest and released their debut album First Light (2017) and Lost Time (2018) on Look Up Records. Close Encounter consists of Bill Darksoft (Guitar/Vocals), Bobby Sydney (Guitar/Vocals), and Cameron Lambert (Drums). They play as a 4-piece with a bassist for hire.
With a guitar and modest pedal board, Bobby Sydney (Goldd) mimics the drone of skidoos and motherships in harmony, laying a lush foundation. His tenor vocals add to a soundscape reminiscent of Slowdive, My Bloody Valentine, or contemporaries like DIIV and Connan Mockasin.
Bill Darksoft (Banadu) inserts lead guitar lines that skirt funk, peppered with a love for the jangley chorus sound and pop anthems from 80's Echo & the Bunnymen, The Cure, or contemporaries like Future Islands and Black Marble.


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