Daniel G Harmann and the Trouble Starts
Label: Burning Buildihttng Recordings
from Seattle Washington
Daniel G. Harmann and his band — Forrest Haskell on bass, Shea Bliss on drums and guitarists Aaron Starkey & Kenny Ball — self-identify as master craftsmen of working class art, as sinewy and sensual as Blur, as strong as the late 90s Seattle rock scene and as emotionally honest and deep as melancholy rockers Jimmy Eat World, Idlewild, or even Fugazi. The band has jumped forward with Risk, which will be released last year on Burning Building Recordings. Recorded live over five days last year with Long Winters bassist Eric Corson, the album's songs captured what the group describes as "a creative burst." Various people have tagged Harmann's work as everything from "beautiful and expressionistic" to "mope rock." "Call it what you will," Harmann says, "but at its core, it's rock and roll. It's dirty and imperfect. It's quiet and loud."