Central Services: 'Get to You' Known both for their melodic indie-pop sound and what they call "more rocking" songs, members of the Seattle band Central Services say they refuse to limit their music to a single genre. "Get to You," one of the tracks from their self-titled LP, features tight arrangements and concentration on texture, counter-melody and pacing.
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Known both for their melodic indie-pop sound and what they call "more rocking" songs, members of the Seattle band Central Services say they refuse to limit their music to a single genre. "Get to You," one of the tracks from their self-titled LP, features tight arrangements and concentration on texture, counter-melody and pacing.

The band consists of co-songwriters Kevin Emerson on vocals and stand-up drums, Jeff Blancato on lead guitar, keyboardist Eric Goetz, bassist Mark Livingston and rhythm guitarist Ethan Jones. Emerson and Blancato have been making music since their high school days in Connecticut, and were nominated for a Boston Music Award in 2001 for their soul/R&B band. Emerson and Jones play together in another band, The Math and Physics Club, who recently released a full-length album with Matinee Records.

In December 2005, Central Services put out a four-song debut EP called We're Not Smarter Now. Their self-titled album came out in August 2006. Teaming up with Spectre Entertainment Group, a marketing company based out of Portland, Ore., the band plans to begin a blog and media campaign this month and a national radio promotion in January.