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Guitarist Joel Schneider and drummer Ethan Jacobson epitomize the purest distillation of rock, blues, and punk. They both hail from other notable Seattle bands, but their particular sonic chemistry became immediately apparent when they began playing together. “Schneider struts and hollers, the quiver in his voice and the confidence in his bluesy guitar swagger are reminiscent of Jon Spencer’s brash balls, but with more Fugazi-esque finesse,” says DJ Hannah Levin following a live in-studio session with KEXP. “He and drummer Ethan Jacobsen […] have that unmistakable lightning in a bottle quality.” Prior to joining forces, Joel and Ethan both felt they needed to keep that distinct “lightning” quality under wraps. When the duo finally sat down to make music together, however, they sensed they could finally bring that piece of themselves to the table -- a feeling they refer to as their “goodness.” From that fated moment sprung their band name and a striking sound that has since been described as subtly addictive. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License and may also be available under the GNU FDL.

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