Local band of Mt. Rainier High students to compete in EMP’s ‘Sound Off’


From left to right: Senior Gianni Aiello: Bass & Keyboards
 (Junior), Nik Moeller: Vocals/Guitar (
Senior), Greg Maltsberger: Keyboards
 (Senior), Collin Fenster: Drums.

A local band comprised of Mt. Rainier High students is a semi-finalist in the Experience Music Project’s “Sound Off!” which supports the all-ages scene by “giving artists an opportunity to showcase original music, launch their music careers, and connect with the larger artistic community.”

The band made it to the semi-finals for EMP’s Sound-Off. Over 120 bands tried to get in, and Laser Fox was one of the 12 bands selected for the semi-finals. All the kids attend Mount Rainier High and have been playing music together since 2010. The EMP event is this Saturday the 8th at 7 p.m.

Now in its 13th year, Sound Off! has paved the way for some amazing bands and artists including The Lonely Forest, Dyme Def, Sol, Kithkin, Schoolyard Heroes, Tomten, and Brite Futures.

All participants are 21 or under and residents of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, or Idaho. Sound Off! participants make off with a slew of awesome prizes such as recording time, gear, radio airplay, high profile performances and media attention.

Here’s a video of Laser Fox in action:


Seattle, WA (synth pop)
Seattle’s Laser Fox deal up infectious and glittery electronic pop packed with synths, drum machines, bright guitar riffs, and surf rock tendencies. With a band name that calls to mind a Bond villain’s secret weapon or a new character on Adventure Time,Laser Fox describes their music as “Passion Pit on drugs, without the drugs.” Even though this group has been together less than a year, they have the energy and expertise to get this city dancing to their music in no time.

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