Library Science Press Kit (PDF)
Library Science puts their own spin on the classic form in ways that aren't easy to describe. It's obvious they've got a reverence for the innovators, but there's a dissonant, electro feel. They thow in unexpected, weird sounds and samples--toy xylophone melodies, wheezing accordion drones, heavily buzzing guitars--that make this stuff totally unique.
- The Stranger
As to what you’ll see? Their own unique “version of live electro post-dub psychedelic disco slo-dance music with flashing lights and customized video.” Come again? “King Tubby meets Daft Punk.” Ummm…? “It's the hottest fucking thing!” Alright champ, keep that lab coat on; we’ll be there!
- Not For Tourists
“a sound you can effortlessly ease into, somewhere between the bass, the vibraslap and the melodica.” “expect some friendly surrealism from their full-on audio-visual spectacle. Also note that one of the band members is a boy named Sue.”
“It was like Lee Perry running out of weed on a yacht cruise and opting for some borrowed Zoloft.”
- Montreal Mirror
Usually when people say music sounds "cartoony," they mean it's big, dumb, and sloppy, full of kiddie melodies and sappy lyrics. Seattle's Library Science, which plays an experimental, electronic offshoot of dub reggae, is not that kind of cartoony. There's something about their music, though (and entire aesthetic, down to the wacky album art) that is utterly visual.
- The Pacific Northwest Inlander
The last minute of High Life Honey's "Dummy Pants" resembles a dubbed-out episode of Ren & Stimpy, minus the dialogue
- Seattle Weekly
It might sound like Seattle's Library Science, an outfit that plays the only music I've ever heard that warrants simultaneous knife hits and ecstasy ingestion! I don't usually listen to what a band says about itself, but LS is right: They might melt you.
- Willamette Week
High Life Honey is a fine disc, and it highlights Library Science's
skill at blending freeform, performed dub with electronic samples
and squiggly electronics. The songs flow well together, and produce
a very melodic, moody feel - from start to finish, this album is
spacey and mysterious. "Angry Li'l Stumpy" and "Work"
are whimsical instrumentals that can easily get stuck in your head.
Other tunes are a bit more groovy ("What Time Is Science?,"
"Mi'kyn's Revival Suit"). Fortunately, all of these songs
are very compatible, and together they create a very playful, infectious
One July night I happened to be walking by Neumo's and heard pouring
forth a most distinctive brand of music, one rarely heard 'round
here. I peeked into the space and noticed four white guys jamming
out some wicked psychedelic dub in front of mind-altering visuals
projected on a big screen. The drummer's kick drum bore the name
Library Science. I made a mental note to keep close tabs on them.
Such unexpected discoveries make life worth living.
- Dave Segal,