Hey Marseilles is a Seattle band that has been creating what they like to say is "orchestral pop" music since the band's inception in 2006. Their debut album, 2008's To Travels and Trunks, was noticed for its swelling pop sounds and varied instrumentation -- the six members commit themselves to something like three instruments each, give or take -- and the band's newest release, Lines We Trace, continues strongly in that tradition. With 11 tracks full-to-burst with youthful energy, Lines We Trace is a record that is remarkably easy to like. It's a record that can be effortlessly imagined as a summer symphony, with lead singer Matt Bishop's soft tenor guiding the listener along through songs that sound sunny with just a slightly melancholic undertone. With the Apache Relay. 18+.
Sat., Oct. 5, 8 p.m., 2013