Employing manipulated samples, unconventional arrangements, guest musicians, stage props, and the desire to never perform the same set twice, ARKADE invents gorgeously tense and sonically complex rock music.


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Tonightrophobia*, MRX Records, EP, 2001
Best Wishes, Houdini*, MRX Records, EP, 2002
Ladyfest {Comp}, LP, 2003
The Story of Hiding*, Lujo Records, LP, 2004
Ball of Wax: Vol. 2 {Comp.}, LP, 2005
Lujo Records Christmas {Comp.}, LP, 2005
Ball of Wax: Vol. 7 {Comp.}, DVD, 2007
{unreleased body of work}*, LP, TBA

ARKADE's music has been played nationwide on various local, college, and major market radio stations. "The Story of Hiding" LP reached #105 on CMJ's Top 200. ARKADE was nominated into KEXP's Local Top 10 and Three Imaginary Girls "Best of the Northwest: Top Albums of 2005. ARKADE has performed several live in-studios at KEXP and other radio stations and toured the west coast with then Lujo Records labelmates, In Praise of Folly.

*Scott Colburn - Recording Engineer, Producer
{Animal Collective, Sun City Girls, The Arcade Fire}

Set List

ARKADE's sets typically include between 5 and 7 songs, between 1 and 2 ambient compositions using manipulated samples, and very little stage-to-audience verbal communication. The average length of a set is between 35 and 45 minutes, but is not limited to any specific length of time.