Discovering a band that churns out songs so catchy and infectious that the choruses get stuck in your head for days is diamond-rare, and Seattle, Washington’s In Cahoots is exactly that kind of gem of a band. In Cahoots, with their crushing guitar riffs, down-tempo melodies, and soaring, golden vocals, is the real deal. They hit sweet spots with energy to spare, blanket crowds with fuzzy tones, and uplift with expert songwriting that transports those lucky enough to catch them onstage to an exalted place.
Their second EP, Boxed Wine Country, was recorded at Studio X, and produced by Andy Park. It will be released on May 9th by Critical Sun Recordings, with a CD release show at Barboza on May 24th with Big Wheel Stunt Show. This In Cahoots EP shows the breadth of their songwriting abilities, while holding firm to their catchy pop sensibilities.
Vocalist and guitarist Christina Cramer doesn’t just practice rock: she lives it. Cramer has taught vocals and songwriting at Seattle’s Rock School, and is a professionally trained music theorist and jazz performance artist. Her most embarrassing job was backup singing for the infamous Courtney Love. The In Cahoots song "Borrowed Time", written by Christina Cramer, was a finalist in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Drummer Dave Crossett has graced the presence of many bands, including Criss Crass and Pleasure Victim. Bassist Rich Huston is a veteran of the East coast music scene and can play every song in The Smiths catalogue from memory. Brad Judy is a Dentist who also plays a mean lead guitar and brushes twice a day.
Often likened to Seattle darlings Visqueen or vocal heavy-hitters The Gossip, In Cahoots is a shining example of a band that thrives alongside the amazing female-fronted bands in their region. In Cahoots has recently appeared on Q13 Fox Television, the Rock and Roll Marathon and Art Zone on the Seattle Channel. The band was also featured in the upcoming film, Never. In Cahoots also founded Rock Out for Animals, an annual benefit for the Seattle Humane Society. They showcased at 2 SXSW parties, and a will be embarking on a Spring west coast tour (dates below).