Dirt Bathed and Quilted
Open Choir Fire is a respected 6 year veteran of the Seattle indie rock scene. Following 3 years of playing local showcases and distributing free home recordings, they released their first studio album in early 2006. The 5 song EP, entitled "In Each Appropriate, Everlasting and Not," received overwhelmingly high praise from local press, as well as some lighthearted ribbing for the lengthy title. Critics simultaneously credited the band with having an inventive and diverse sound, while still managing to have qualities reminiscent of early 90's grunge rock. "Dirt Bathed and Quilted," OCF's first full length release, carries the same eclectic style typical of earlier recordings. However, the album represents a moderate departure for the band. In addition to some creative instrumentation and production, more of the songs have a catchy/melodic overtone than "In Each..." Nevertheless, fans of a harder edged sound will not be disappointed by tracks like "Killing the Messenger," "Avow of Poverty...", and "I Stay Real Quiet". Undoubtedly, "Dirt Bathed and Quilted" will have wide appeal for any avid rock music listener.