Unnatural Helpers
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Unnatural Helpers

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http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/fucking-in-the-streets/Content?oid=1808258

If you are gonna feel the blues and inject your rock with a little rudimentary boogie, though, you could do a hell of a lot worse than Unnatural Helpers. The band is led by singer/drummer Dean Whitmore and features Brian Standeford (ex–Catheters, Tall Birds) on guitar and Kimberly Morrison (the Dutchess and the Duke) on bass; sometimes Charles Leo Gebhardt IV joins them as well, but not this night. The Helpers' brand of garage-y rock and roll is more straightforward than TLA's, but they steamroll ahead (and swagger side to side) with an energy that's as undeniably catchy as it is concise (most of their songs clock in at under two minutes). "This is about as close as we've come to playing an all-ages show," quipped Morrison between songs, and indeed, theirs is a sound that practically demands a little (preferably philanthropic) drinking for proper enjoyment. The band recently signed to the reliably awesome and always busy local label Hardly Art, so expect to be hearing plenty more from them in the future. - The Stranger


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Dirty, Dumb & Comical - 7" released by Sub Pop Records.

Forthcoming full-length on Hardly Art records.

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The Unnatural Helpers are one of Seattle’s finest punk bands, the brain child of drummer/singer Dean Whitmore. The current incarnation includes Kimberly Morrison (Dutchess & the Duke) on bass, and Brian Standeford (Idle Times, Catheters, Tall Birds) and Leo Gephardt (Catheters, Tall Birds) on guitars.

The Helpers play driven, catchy, guitar-heavy punk. Whitmore’s vocals are endearingly cutting and sarcastic, while his urgent drumming always seems to be racing the rest of the instruments to the end of the song (songs that generally clock in under the 2:00 mark). The band’s most recent release was the Dirty, Dumb and Comical 7”, the first installment in the current run of the Sub Pop Singles Club.

The band is currently plotting out a plan for recording...