For Immediate Release
SEATTLE – June 20, 2012 – Another Perfect Crime, known for inciting change in the Seattle feminist rock movement, will release its new album, You Have to Care at the Crocodile Café on June 27th with bands Cumulus and Tape Stacks. APC, comprised of four women, mocks sexist comments it has endured throughout its career with the song “Boys Night,” now an anthem for the international Girls Rock Camp Alliance.
Natalie Walker, bassist for Another Perfect Crime, founded the Seattle chapter of Rain City Rock Camp for Girls, which not only teaches young girls how to play in rock bands, but also provides lessons about privilege, self-esteem, and self defense. All four band members volunteer their time in the rock camp, and APC has developed a strong following among the growing Rain City Rock Camp community.
Formed in 2006 as a trio, APC’s last album was described by The Stranger as having “bright guitar riffs that sweep you up in energetic flourishes with intricate vocal interplay. Melodies swell into a warm froth of strong, defiant femme-vital pop.” They were joined in mid-2011 by guitarist Jeanne Mitchell, who added an additional aggressive and powerful guitar tone to the band’s notoriously melodic and creative sound. APC has toured the west coast and played locally for the past six years alongside Star Anna, Tea Cozies, Lozen, and the Redwood Plan.
About the Album
You Have to Care is APC’s second full-length record, and embraces the band’s typical style of interweaving melodies, soaring vocals, and story-telling collaboration with new maturity and sonic confidence. The band created an aggressive, yet undeniably melodic declaration, drawing upon their rich musical influences such as Wild Flag, Sunny Day Real Estate, Joy Formidable and PJ Harvey. The album was mixed by David Smith (of the Washover Fans) and Steven Aguilar (The Head and The Heart, Damien Jurado) and mastered by Ed Brooks (RFI). Their CD comes with a 16 page full-color fanzine with photos, lyrics, and insights into their eclectic inner workings and behind the scenes of the making of “You Have to Care” over the past year.
What started out as a solo singer-songwriter outfit has now transformed into the dreamy power pop collaboration of Alexandra Niedzialkowski, Lance Umble, and friends. Described by Sound on the Sound as putting on “some of the most polished indie pop shows in Seattle” and on the verge of releasing a new EP, Cumulus is a band you don’t want to miss.
Tape Stacks are Kara McPhillips (Guitar, Vocals), Josh Buser (Bass), Layton Hayes (Keys), and Mandy Hubbard (Drums, Vocals). They’ve been involved in various other musical projects, such as Calvin Badness, Bandits of the Acoustic Revolution, and knife gun gun. They grew up tinkering in junkyards, wrestling alligators, climbing redwoods, and pushing sugar in various corners of the country, and found each other in Seattle in 2011.