Pioneers West
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Pioneers West

Tacoma, Washington, United States | SELF

Tacoma, Washington, United States | SELF
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"Pioneers West interview"

Bands like Pioneers West are a rarity - bringing together established genres to mix, mold and make something new and make music exciting to listen to again. When they are from your hometown, that brings a whole new level of pride into the equation. Like finding gold for 49ers, Pioneers West may take you pleasantly by surprise, and will certainly make you feel like you hit the indie rock jackpot. - Tacoma Weekly

"Bands to Watch"

Reminiscent of Band of Horses, this group is led by Luke Larsen, who recently fronted a well-received solo project called Library. Hopefully there’s more in the works on both fronts.
- City Arts Magazine

"Tacoma's 2011 Top Ten Bands"

"These guys have passion and will travel. Watch for them." - Wade Neal -


"Move West" LP released in 2010



Matt Driscoll of the Weekly Volcano says: "Much as the name suggests, Pioneers West is a band forging new territory in Tacoma. An artistic and at times borderline experimental mix of indie rock sensibilities, punk edge and pop overtones, Pioneers West harnesses a sound that Larsen references as “Western doom.”"

Readers of Tacoma's Weekly Volcano have voted us Tacoma's "Best Indie Rock" band in 2010 & 2011.

We have played with Mt. Eerie, Colonies, The Fucking Eagles, Wheelies, Nomeansno, Helm's Alee, Lozen, Mico de Noche among many others.

Our music is informed by the following artists: Treepeople, Fugazi, Pinback, Juno, Modest Mouse, Steely Dan and Steve Winwood.