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Argonaut / Press

“. If there is any band fully outfitted to prove that Tacoma deserves rightful consideration and mention in the current heavy music scene, it's these burly fucks. With the recent addition of Chad Baker from Seattle sludge legends, Mico de Noche, their sound has developed into a gargantuan force of brutal waveforms. This will mark the release of their latest effort, What's Your Perfect Day; a perfect entry into the current state of pounding stonerdom in which the showgoing sect of our region happily exists. These guys took four years off, underwent a series of personnel changes, and were only brought back from the dead two years ago by the pleading cries of their nostalgic fans. All of this would normally describe a band that may be too long in the tooth and reluctant to push themselves to become relevant on a contemporary stage, but with the leaps and bounds they have taken since reuniting and reconfiguring to become perhaps the best version of themselves yet”

“In 2009, a fan asked guitarist Dave Takata to reform the band. An EP was pressed for the occasion that eventually found its way into the hands of Seattle DJ Hannah Levin, who convinced the current lineup to get together a bit more permanently. So, they did. And this new EP is the result of that mix of doing something incredibly nice for someone, and someone else’s determined persistence. More records need to be made this way, quite frankly. The EP’s four tracks are certainly a notch louder and heavier than Strange Earth’s usual roster (even Valis in full flow), although the riffs herein do contain the label’s characteristic laid-back feel underneath all the volume, having filtered their fairly bluesy groove foundations through Nirvana’s Bleach and Kyuss’ desert-based tone (with a vocal nod to early, Animosity-era Corrosion Of Conformity), creating something that the listener can both nod gently to or throw around with abandon”

“Tacoma’s Argonaut are a riff factory, a stoney powerhouse of blood boiling, Sabbath blackening rock and roll. Their newest EP, What’s Your Perfect Day?, is a shotgun, slamming four tracks of smokey metal straight to the brain.”

“Argonaut--an established T-Town sludge-metal band's set fell somewhere between the gritty rock of early Sabbath to the dark, meditative wanderings of Mogwai. It was heavy.... the four-piece carried on with the stalwart, thrashing drive of a band that doesn't give too much of a shit.”

The Seattle Weekly