Fri, July 6, 2012
Doors: 9:00 PM / Show: 10:00 PM
This show is 21+, proper I.D. is required for admission
From a basement in Seattle, Washington, 15 strangers met together in response to an ad welcoming all instruments for experimenting with walls of noise. A chaos then developed into a pattern of what became a five-piece of three guitars, a Rhodes, and drums known as joy wants eternity, the idea being to express their compositions into a sort of narrative psychology, a metamorphosis of both equal parts of subtle and explosive moments. JWE quickly brought their music to live performance, setting the scene with accompanying video projects and other media.
Four people from distinctly different backgrounds, Not to Reason Why came together much in the same way a riot evolves. Utilizing a variety of different influences, this foursome represents a fully loaded arsenal. Not To Reason Why lures their audience into a relaxed malaise with pleasant piano riffs and encapsulates their souls with heavy rhythmic articulation and soaring guitar lines with some of the most intense post-rock stylings this side of Japan. This powerful quartet does not just captivate an audience; they clasp their very souls in a vice-like grip. When listening to Not To Reason Why, be prepared for utter destruction, where there is seemingly no outside world. It is this surrender and the following intense existential experience that makes music by Not To Reason Why a must have. Music, performed in this manner, represents more than just melodic sound. It is pure artistic expression, well worth checking out.