CCFX are a new trio from Olympia, Washington, featuring
Mary Jane Dunphe (Vexx, CC Dust), David Jacques (CC Dust)
and Chris McDonnell (TransFX). Collectively coming from
a background of punk, new wave, and shoegaze, all three
members embody Olympia's historical ethos of DIY, and join
forces for a record that is a showcase of what is currently coming
out of the Pacific Northwest.
Recorded and mixed with Captain Tripps, the CCFX EP is a
testament to the nostalgic properties of 80's UK chiming and
melodic guitar parts that counter and complement Mary Jane's
emotional vocals. Undeniably indebted to the sounds of The
Cure, New Order, The Smiths, and My Bloody Valentine, Chris
McDonnell has made much of the kinship he feels between
Olympia, Washington and Manchester, England. And like
the Brits across the ocean, CCFX strike that delicate balance
between heartfelt and gloomy, but there is an earnest sincerity to
these tracks that sets the band apart.
The timbre of the music is warm and just slightly fuzzed out, and
the expressive quality of Mary Jane's voice is pushed to the front.
These four songs allow access to suppressed and forgotten
feelings from youth - punk's not dead, and neither are its
descendants. This is the stuff indie dance nights are made of.