Emerging from the Liberty Bay locale that bears its name, Lemolo has left a trail of success over the past couple of years.
Their 2012 album “The Kaleidoscope” was among KEXP’s top 50 listener voted albums for 2012, and helped earn Lemolo recognition as Google Plays “Best Unsigned Artists of 2012.”
“The Kaleidoscope” even rose to be a No. 1 selling record in 2012 at Seattle’s Sonic Boom Records.
Most recently the band was voted “Best New Seattle Band” for 2013 by City Arts Magazine.
Seattle audiences have certainly welcomed Lemolo into their musical fold. Capturing that relationship is Lemolo’s latest contribution, “A Beautiful Night: Lemolo Live at the Columbia City Theatre,” a DVD chronicling the duo’s two sold-out concerts in June 2012.
In “A Beautiful Night,” Lemolo takes a journey through “The Kaleidoscope’s” evocative ambiance. The duo sails through the depths of each song, displaying why the band’s lucid, graceful sound has so poignantly charted the aspirations of listeners.
The DVD also provides an intimate perspective into the interplay between members Meagan Grandall and Kendra Cox.
“This DVD documents a very special weekend that launched our album ‘The Kaleidoscope,’ one of the biggest accomplishments in my musical career thus far,” Grandall said.
“There is no better feeling than writing songs, recording an album, self-releasing it and sharing it with the world,” she said. “And the fact that the Seattle music community showed the band so much love by helping us sell out two shows in a row made it that much more special.”
The DVD is the product of Creative Differences, a Seattle-based production company.
“I’m so grateful to the Creative Differences film team for preserving those memorable nights, and I hope that Lemolo fans can enjoy this project for many years to come,” Grandall said.
The DVD also records a pivotal point in the band’s history as it struck the music scene under the helm of guitarist Grandall; and Cox, who principally handled drumming but also tackled the keys from time-to-time.
Cox’s recent exit from the band means the DVD stands as a testament to Lemolo and the duo’s initial stride from the shores of Liberty Bay and onto the indie stage.
“This film is a time capsule, and it is a treat to look back at the peak of those formative five years I spent with Lemolo,” Cox said.
“I am forever grateful that we have this piece of art that documented such a special part of my life. It’s the perfect way to honor our collaboration and close this chapter in my musical life.”
Lemolo will continue under the leadership of Grandall.
The DVD is available through Lemolo’s website, www.lemolomusic.com.