Four friends who had long been figures on the Seattle music scene stepped into the spotlight when they formed Gazebos, a band whose music is a loose but powerful blend of punk, garage rock, and vintage pop.
Founded in 2014, Gazebos feature Shannon Perry on lead vocals, a veteran of the bands Katherine Hepburn's Voice and Butts as well as a successful tattoo artist; TV Coahran on guitar, who has worked with cult hero R. Stevie Moore
and runs the GGNZLA record label; Shane Herrell, who plays bass in Gazebos and Bread & Butter as well as handling guitar duties in the First Times
; and drummer Jordan T. Adams, whose résumé includes stints in Monarchies and Spurm. It didn't take long for Gazebos to develop a following in the Pacific Northwest, and in October 2014 they released their first single, "Sauna" b/w "Worse Things" (the latter a song from the musical Grease), through Coahran's label. In 2015, Gazebos had attracted the attention of Hardly Art Records
, a Sub Pop
-distributed Seattle indie label, and the group struck a recording deal with them. Gazebos' debut album was recorded at the group's practice space, with another Seattle fixture, Kurt Bloch of the Fastbacks
and the Young Fresh Fellows
, handling engineering and production. The finished album, Die Alone, was released in February 2016. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi