Mingle is right! The Saturday Knights have been a crucial part of the Seattle music scene, taking on a room of timid rock and rap dwarves with pop smarts as thick as Sonny Liston’s fists. Tapping deep into their creative skills and unprecedented personal charm, Mingle is a flawlessly fluid integration of vintage rock, lady-loving soul, and trailer park punk.
DJ Suspence uses the catchiest rhythms you’ve heard, weaving them through crisp bursts of surf guitar and classic rock. Rhyme-swappers Tilson and Barfly’s superb storytelling address twisted every-day-yet-subterranean subject matter, laid out in sweet barbershop harmonies.
Assisting on the thirteen song debut are the likes of The Dap-Kings (Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse’s backing band), Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, a dash of the Muscle Shoals Horns, and Nirvana producer Jack Endino playing drums on “45.”
Like Iceberg Slim chopped with MC5, Mingle boasts big beats and lighthearted laments without irony or pretension. This is definitely one trio you want to rub shoulders with… dig in.