Who Is She?, “Seattle Freeze” (Father/Daughter). Who Is She?—local luminaries Bree McKenna, Robin Edwards, and Julia Shapiro of Tacocat, Lisa Prank, and Chastity Belt, respectively—do what they do best on this concise dismissal of everyone's fourth-favorite Seattle cliché. "Seattle Freeze" is ebullient, chugging pop-punk that clocks in at about the same length as the Buzzcocks' "Love You More" or Wire's "Three Girl Rhumba." The lyrics bluntly lay down their thesis: This city's gotten a bad rep as a bastion of aloof folks who would rather you keep your distance and who are deathly afraid of eye contact. The refrain "It's not Seattle, it's you" is truer than transplants want to believe. Somebody alert the Seattle Chamber of Commerce. (As a bonus, the video features a cameo by Stranger writer/editor Sean Nelson, who is caught waving and smiling at 0:13—even though he is blowing a deadline as he does so.)
Who Is She? play Southgate Roller Rink tonight with Darren Hanlon and the Misties.