We've booked 6711 shows for 155 bands since 1993.
Current Tours:

Robert Bartleson:

at the spine
chris mcfarland

Past Tours:
Treasure State

location: Seattle, WA
label: Money Shot Records
agent Rob
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Treasure State is a post-punk-styled rock n' roll group from Seattle, WA., whose music is comprised of very compositionally compact, tidy, nearly minimal instrumentation and interlocking repetitive rhythms. Treasure State was assembled in 2001 by Robert Mercer, a founding member of Joel R.L. Phelps' Downer Trio and, before that, the Deflowers. Bassist Aaron Sheedy and Drummer Mitch Leffler enrolled into duty, creating a distinct flavor of avant-rock rhythm, often circular, jutting out to propel melodies/hooks or to polish phrasings, but never overplaying or worse: being too busy (everyone hates that, or should). After sets in support of Silkworm, Spoon, The Shins, Mates of State, Crooked Fingers, and The Delgados, Treasure State made a record on their own accord. Said recording, 2002's "Retain the Risk", is an amazingly breezy 10 song collection of stark sounds. While singer Mercer sounds really passionate, he rarely seems to yell. Just as Phelps has been compared to Will Oldham (Palace Brothers, Bonnie Prince Billy), the comparison would apply just as well to Mercer's spare, minimalist, occasionally ragged glory. Like Phelps, Oldham, and even Alex Chilton, he tends to sing at the top of his register, resulting in vocal cracks and breaks that lend a disarmingly distinctive intensity and vulnerability to the mostly down-tempo, low-key proceedings.