Central Services has received acclaim around Seattle for their “boundary breaking” sound (Three Imaginary Girls AstroPop, Sept. ‘06). Their music draws heavily from 70’s-era aesthetics and textures, as well as songwriting craft. While alternative rock radio station 107.7 The End has played the band’s more ’rocking’ songs, stations like 103.7 The Mountain have emphasized the band’s acoustic side. KEXP 90.3 has championed Central Services’ melodic indie-pop songs, while giving airplay to 7 of the 10 tracks on their latest release.
The band put out a 4-song EP called “We’re All Smarter Now” in December 2005. August 2006 saw the release of their self-titled LP, which KEXP’s John Richards listed at #5 in his Northwest Top 10 for October. The LP made Three Imaginary Girl’s Top 50 Northwest Releases for 2006. “Get to You,” the LP’s opening track, was featured on NPR’s Open Mic segment of All Songs Considered. The band has begun touring up and down the west coast to support the record, which now has national radio/press promotion, and distribution.