Lashes

Lashes     Plug In is giving away Lashes two prize packs! Each prize pack includes of a copy of The Lashes' new CD, "Get It," and a Lashes t-shirt.

     Singer Ben, a born rock frontman who's as sweet as he is cocky, as smart as he is swaggering (Best. Interview. Ever.), has always been at the heart of the band. He founded The Lashes in February of 2000, shortly after moving to Seattle from the backwoods of Spokane, Washington. It took him a few years, however, to assemble the ideal line-up. To do so, he turned to friends from back home (Scotty and Nate) as well as the friends he was making in his new hometown (Eric, Jacob, and Mike). All these guys had grown up in small towns, from Wasilla, Alaska to Fremont, Nebraska, where being heavily into rock 'n' roll instantly made you a freak. Nonetheless, they all grew up fronting bands, collecting records, and living, breathing, talking, and playing music. The Lashes quickly became the repository of six lifetimes worth of rock dreams. But these things take time….

Lashes     Following their obscenely catchy debut EP on Lookout! Records (The Stupid Stupid), the band's momentum has been unstoppable; sold-out headlining shows and support slots with national acts as varied as The Libertines and tour mates Ted Leo and the Pharmacists only give a small indication of how well things have been going for the boys. Late in 2004, The Lashes entered the studio with legendary NW producer John Goodmanson (Sleater-Kinney, Blonde Redhead) and emerged with Get It, a record that surpassed even their own wildest expectations for a debut. Beyond the triple entendre of the title, and the swooning invitation of catchy debut single "Sometimes The Sun," Get It offers listeners an explosion of shrewdly crafted pop rock for the ages, proving that The Lashes are as welcome on an iPod playlist with Weezer or The Killers as they are in an all-night conversation about The Only Ones or Badfinger.

     The Lashes "Get It" in stores February 21st.

Congratulations to the winners: Mary Heare and Rachel Robinson!