Anacortes Band is Born & Raised to Rock!
A burgeoning local band, New Uniform would describe their style as "80s grunge and new wave rock meets psychedelic pop." New Uniform's sound isn't as angst-ridden as other rock bands; they like to keep it light and upbeat. They cite other Washington-based bands as musical influences like Lonely Forest (Taylor Dunton's cousin is the drummer) and Modest Mouse as well as iconic rockers like Led Zeppelin and The Police.
Meet The Band
All members were born and raised in Anacortes. Alex Heubel is the lead vocalist and plays the guitar, Dylan Geer keeps it funky on the bass guitar, and Taylor Dunton pulls it all together with the drums. On a few of their songs, Alex and Dylan will switch lead guitar for bass guitar, keeping things interesting.
Members Dylan and Alex starting playing music together at age 12 in their band with two other friends called Sleepy Lagoon. At the end of their junior year of high school, the boys met drum player, Taylor, at a concert in downtown Anacortes. The trio banded together and have played their blend of Surf Rock and New Wave around Washington and Oregon ever since. Like their Facebook page here: http://lcl.bz/NewUniform
Alex explains the evolution of the band is closely tied to their equipment. "In the beginning, we had a makeshift band room with two guitars and a drum set. We were singing out of a bass amp and used an old microphone Taylor found. We just slowly built up from there and are proud of the sound we can produce with nice equipment."
You can find this article and many more in issue 4 of the In Skagit Magazine.