Photo by Masha Pershay
Known for dramatic performances as well as subtle, varied recordings, Seattle multimedia ensemble Midday Veil combines haunting, intense vocals and kosmische synth work with Middle Eastern-influenced guitar tones and driving, hypnotic rock grooves.
The band began in 2008 as a collaboration between vocalist Emily Pothast and analog synth head David Golightly, however the broad palette of Midday Veil’s characteristic sound owes much of its shapeshifting audacity to the addition in early 2009 of Timm Mason on baritone guitar. In 2011, the band added Jayson Kochan on bass and Sam Yoder on percussion. In 2012, original drummer Chris Pollina left the band and was replaced by Garrett Moore.