Whitney Lyman releases her highly anticipated new album PLEASURE / PAIN at The Triple Door (Mainstage) w/ Gabriel Wolfchild (solo) & Rory Van James (Musicquarium) With her full-length Pleasure/Pain, to be released May 8th at the Triple Door, songwriter Whitney Lyman solidifies her place as Seattle’s dream-pop priestess. Pleasure/Pain’s crystalline vocals and spiraling orchestral arrangements, infused by both jazz complexity and pop familiarity, lulls Lyman’s audience into a sweet, spiritual hypnosis. The much-anticipated debut comes after close to a decade of performing and collaborating in Seattle with such artists as Seattle Rock Orchestra, Pollens, The Theoretics, and most recently, with the popular electronic duo, ODESZA, on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Pleasure/Pain has an undeniable pop influence. Lyman can’t help but pay homage to the pop greats that’ve inspired her, especially The Beatles, Queen, vocal powerhouses like Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, and the iconic pop producer Max Martin. It all comes out in the polished performance and production of Lyman’s own vocals, in moments that showcase her musical training and personal style. The lead single off the album, “Don’t Look Back,” for instance, shows Lyman’s incredible range and tendency towards soulful embellishments. Lyman’s vision is bolstered by the recording, production, and fellow musicians on Pleasure/Pain. Pleasure/Pain was recorded at Seattle’s legendary London Bridge Studio, where such local royalty as Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains, Macklemore, and Death Cab for Cutie have recorded. She also worked with producer Jonathan Plum, known for his work with Alice in Chains, Pearl Jam and Brandi Carlile, as well as Geoff Ott, who mixed and mastered Pleasure/Pain. As well, Lyman’s band has some of the brightest lights on the Seattle scene today, including violinist Andrew Joslyn, who’s recorded with Macklemore, Kesha, Mark Lanegan and Duff Mckagan from Guns N’ Roses, cellist Sam Anderson of Hey Marseilles, drummer Adam Kozie of Pollens, and bassist Evan McPherson of Spyn Reset. With the release of Pleasure/Pain on May 8th at the Triple Door, Lyman will invite listeners to touch the sting of existence, to immerse themselves in a rich, sonic dream world. The show will feature Lyman’s newly-polished arrangements and include the complete and expansive instrumentation she used in recording. —————————————————————— Seattle’s Gabriel Wolfchild emotes a sound that pairs haunting atmospheric melodies with visceral lyrical story telling. Gabriel spent his early years living many lives in various towns as he developed himself in the realms of visual art and sculpture, finding creative havens in different schools around the country. Feeling a call to explore new mediums he ended up developing a passion for music and it's ability to bypass the mind and directly interact with the heart. He began preforming as a solo singer songwriter or at times as a duo with his brother Eli. Over time he became known for his tenderly poetic and at times tragic style, that invites listeners to open up, dive deep, and explore the full extent of their own emotional passageways. In 2012 he with the help of his brother Eli, the virtuosic violinist Measyn, and producer Jason Harris "Buffalo Boy", Wolfchild released his first solo record titled "A Cry To The Moon" After finishing school at The Evergreen State College, he decided to return to his child hood home of Seattle, where Gabriel has since put down roots and started a band named Gabriel Wolfchild & The Northern Light. In 2017 Gabriel Wolfchild & The Northern Light independently released their first EP debut, "Mornings Like These", produced and recorded by Eric Lilavois (Saint Motel, Atlas Genius) at the world renown London Bridge Studio. Since the release, GWNL has been busy touring nationwide and have begun work on a full length record dew out in spring 2018.