Elbow Coulee emerged in 2007 from the Methow Valley, a rugged mountain region nestled deep in the heart of the North Cascades. Since it's inception, the band has taken to writing hard driving dance rock scores that flirt with indie-pop sensibilities. Inspired by musical greats such as the Pixies, Stevie Wonder, and the Police and newer groups such as Passion Pit, Vampire Weekend, and Phoenix, Elbow Coulee's songs touch on both the most graceful and most primal facets of the human experience. Elbow Coulee’s goal is to get people moving and feeling like a part of the show. We like living in the now!
Musicianship aside, the members of Elbow Coulee have won over fans throughout the Pacific Northwest with their electric stage presence and dedication to dance music. Their show's consist of many exciting theatrics, and over the top rock moves that always keep the crowd entertained. The band has played with Seattle's veteran rockers Panda Conspiracy, Flowmotion, Yogoman Burning Band, Big High, and national act Luc and the Lovingtons. As the Weekly Volcano states, “They [Elbow Coulee] strip the music down to its core and play it with passion just as Cobain and the boys did back in the day”. Such a reaction is understandable considering the band's severe lack of stage fright and unquenchable thirst for keeping the crowd moving.
Elbow Coulee consists of Andrew Tuller (Brownstar, IKO, Skizzle King) as main vox, guitars and the cz-1000, Matt Tuller (Brownstar) as bass, and vox, Joshua Morgan (Gontarrah) on synths, keys, vox, Jef Randall (Dry Ink, Stickfigure Strippers) on drums, and Micheal Rossi (String Theory) on guitars and vox. This is the best lineup Elbow Coulee has ever had and has really helped solidify the indie/ dance sound that has been their signature. [+]