Our friend Dean invited us down to Colton for his 9th annual Colton Jubilee this past weekend. We shared the stage with Band of Comerados and Zen Hunter, two super sweet bands you should really check out. But over and above all the free-flowing beer, open flames, and brownies, Dean recorded the entire evening, and it sounds pretty great. So please check out these MP3s, courtesy of Dean!
Many thanks to Joe at Funkish Blog for including us in his tops from 2017! Here’s what he had to say:
Shape Shifters: The Best Instrumental Funk Songs of 2017 — Eclectic, Funky Music From Around The World
Argyle, from Portland, is an instrumental Jazz-Funk quartet with a soulful style. Their adventurous performances stem from roots in Soul Jazz, Hip-Hop, prog, Afrobeat, psychedelic rock and old school Funk. They’ve surely wrought some dopeness on their 2017 debut, Team Building Exercise! “Ooh Mami” is a funky jam with heaps of greasy organ, a blistering back beat, and finger-lickin’ funky guitar goodness. I can’t wait to hear more from these cats in years to come!
Read more and check out the whole playlist here:
Sure, you love Argyle. You enjoy the sweet sounds of uninterrupted instrumental funk as much as the next Portlander. But there’s something else that might just get you up and out to the Starday on Friday, April 6: Genghis the super rad bar dog. Now I can’t promise that he’ll give you a private audience, but he has crashed the stage at least once during our gigs at the Starday. And just look at that face!
Friday, April 6, 9:30 PM, No Cover.
More on Genghis
Directions to the Starday
We’re bringing our special goodness to the blueness. Music 9-12 Midnight on Friday, October 13th.
Nestled between the 82nd, HARNEY, the totes bikeable Springwater Corridor Trail and the mighty Johnson Creek, in the heart of Cartlandia, the Blue Room’s 20 or so beers will refresh your palate betwixt nibbles from 32 or so food carts. All the while, Argyle’s giving you the funk. In your ear hole.
Check out their web presence. I’m getting hungry.
As you’ve no doubt gleaned from the interspheres, our gig tonight has been cancelled, due to unforseen family-related emergencies on the part of the venue. We hope everything turns out OK for them! We’ve posted some new tunes (free!) below, and you can catch us at The Blue Room October 13th and Starday on December 8th.
Because this is such an unacceptable a situation for the stalwart fans of Argyle, we thought we’d post some music clips to keep you up to date on what we’ve been up to lately. These songs, while not World Premieres per se, are Internet Premieres. Please enjoy.
We love writing funky tunes in 7. So, here is another, “Who’s Counting?” Enjoy and happy humpday!
“Ample Returns” is a solid jam, with a catchy hook from Nick on the Guitar:
We couldn’t be more excited – our first studio effort, “Team Building Exercises” is currently in the can and out for reproduction! The record is set to drop on May 1, and will be available at our gigs and via argyle.bandcamp.com. It was recorded at The Hallowed Halls, and features art by Mike Wallace – we are proud of the dopeness we have wrought.