Payola Campaign!

I am SO excited to record my new record next month with Brandon Eggleston in Portland. I’m teaming up with to make it happen! Here’s how you can help (and score some REALLY cool schwag, in the process…) AND, if you pledge before July 22, an anonymous donor will match your pledge! THANK… Continue reading Payola Campaign!

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La fin.

The final Trouble Starts show was Wednesday, February 26th, at Barboza. It’s with a very heavy heart that we say goodbye. The last seven years playing in this band has meant everything to me, but it’s time. With that, I would like to say thank you to everyone that ever came to a show, listened… Continue reading La fin.

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The Sound of Confusion – “West” Preview

Following their EP ‘East’ from last year, Seattle group The Trouble Starts are continuing their way around the globe with the aptly-titled follow-up ‘WEST’. For those of you who missed out on their post-rock influenced majesty before, then this teasing little glimpse into their world should have you wanting to investigate further. Check out ‘Faulkner’.

WEST Available to stream!

Out February 25th, West is the final chapter of our Frontiers story. The entire record is available to stream immediately, & you can also download the first single, Bird in the Water, for free for the next two weeks. Please stay tuned for info regarding our release show, & much, much more. Thank you for… Continue reading WEST Available to stream! – “East” Review

An early ’90s alt-rock affair opens up this EP (EAST), and from there you get shards of grunge, punk, garage rock and modern day indie-rock from the Seattle luminaries. Guitar driven rock at its finest, the songs are introspective, detailed, sonically charged, and also contain a near post-rock beauty… At six tracks, this ends entirely… Continue reading – “East” Review

Seattle Met Magazine – “East” Review (Album of the Month)

There’s confidence and then there’s opening an album with an extended guitar solo confidence. The latter reeks of false bravado, but Seattle’s the Trouble Starts manages to pull it off without coming off as insufferable on East, the group’s new EP. In fact, a sense of subtlety pervades across the six songs and their mixed palate… Continue reading Seattle Met Magazine – “East” Review (Album of the Month)

Joy of Violent Movement – “East” Review

“Glaciers,” the first single off the new effort (EAST), is a great example of power pop-influenced rock that bears a slight resemblance to Brand New and quite a few others but more anthemic. I can picture kids shouting along to the vocalist, Daniel G. Harmann in a sweaty, downtown club.

New Noise Magazine – “East” Review

Our Seattle heroes (THE TROUBLE STARTS) start off with ’90s alt-rock guitars that channels the best moments of Dinosaur Jr., but then dips into cautious, moody almost early Radiohead territory. Further on things get less charged but the balance of power and melody is still intact with nice segues into their post-punk influences that also… Continue reading New Noise Magazine – “East” Review

Seattle Weekly – “East” Review

This tuneful indie-rock four-piece (THE TROUBLE STARTS), led by Daniel G. Harmann, with roots in guitar bands like Built to Spill more than in the retro-folk of Fleet Foxes, could just as easily be from London as from Seattle—combining hooks with melancholy, like Mark Kozelek fronting Snow Patrol. Call it rock music for grey skies.