The Living Arrows – Bellingham, WA
Traesti Luther, Loren Schaumberg, Alexandra Doumas
Folk / Pop / Alternative
Folksy jazz, forest pop, songs for rewriting our cultural narrative
The Living Arrows are a trio of young, hopeful, curious world citizens who desire to build community, cultivate creativity, and rouse the spirit wherever they roam. They grow their garden and live with their cat in Bellingham, Washington.
Described as “rebel spirit pop”, and “the prelude to a perfect day”, they explore the range of the human experience through lilting saxophone solos, entrancing vocal harmonies, driving rhythms, and dreamlike electric guitar-scapes.
In Spring of 2014 they released an album entitled Breaking the Spell. This 7-track debut received acclaim from their local community as well as an enthusiastic reception throughout their tour of Iceland and Germany.
In Winter of 2016 they released Set You Free, a 3-song ep available for download only. “The three pieces (transcending the idea of “songs”) on The Living Arrows EP, Set You Free, resonate like the separate lines of a haiku: each is a world unto themselves but realizing a greater poetic dimensionality as a whole.” (What’s Up Magazine, Bellingham, April 2016)
In October, 2016 they celebrated the release of their newest creation, Roots & Wings, a 12-track album they produced at Binary Recording Studio.
In their upcoming travels they intend to reach out and connect with other artists, share musical gifts, and learn from every path they follow.
“There are few others bands so deserving of a sit, listen, and savor.“
-Ark Magazine, October 2016
“Lilting harmonies combine with dreamy saxophone soundscapes to deliver a very uplifting form of folk pop that makes me very glad I finally managed to catch them.”
“While there is obvious lyrical talent and accomplished musicianship, what is most engaging is a sense of the unexpected joy that emerges out of The Living Arrows’ music…
This music is the soundtrack for the beauty of waking up on a Summer’s morning, of not wanting the night’s dreams to fade; the prelude to a perfect day.”
-Scot Casey, From a review of our three-song ep, Set You Free, March 2016
“The band hopes their music will not only bring the community together but also open up a conversation about the hardships of today and yesterday in a compassionate manner. They want their music to move the audience through dance but also through the awakening of subconscious thoughts and feelings in response to the lyrics.”
–Featured in What’s Up Magazine October 2016 “Growing Roots & Spreading Wings”
“their sound together is captivating – certainly capable of stopping you in your tracks…”
The Living Arrows won the “Best Axes of Folk (best songwriting)” category in the 2016 What’s Up Magazine music awards.
Northwest Folklife Festival 2017
Artists in Residence, Holden Village 2016
Iceland Airwaves Music Festival, Reykjavik 2016
Sofar Sounds Reykjavik November 2016
Sh’Bang Festival of Ideas, September 2015 & 2016
Sofar Sounds Reykjavik, October 2014
Sofar Sounds Berlin, December 2014
Alexandra Doumas, manager
~high res available upon request~