January 21, 2019
Commuters in Seattle are bracing for weeks of traffic headaches as the city begins a six-month overhaul of the 66-year-old Alaskan Way Viaduct.
January 14, 2019
January 9, 2019
Dec 22, 2018
Seattle has long been ambivalent about change and growth, especially its own, and so nostalgia for the viaduct is already flowing. A husband-and-wife team of composers who call themselves “The Argument” and record in their Seattle basement have even released a song about it.
“O, Viaduct, you’re outta luck, we put you up and we let you down,” the song goes. “They said you’d fall and kill us all, but you were tried and true.”
Dec 26, 2018
Oct 17, 2018
April 2, 2017
Daniel Spils and Brangien Davis don’t know what to call their music, really. Marriage rock, maybe. Or D.I.N.K. rock, as in “dual incomes, no kids.” They knew what to call themselves, though: The Argument.
March 31, 2017
February 2, 2017
January 5, 2017
Considering moving to Everett now that DJ Lon Palmer of KSER has named The Argument's debut record one of the Top 20 albums of 2016.
October 28, 2016
October 25, 2016
Arts writer Brangien Davis and musician Daniel Spils [who are married] have launched a new project called The Argument. They're digitally releasing one song each week for 11 weeks, and then launching an album on the twelfth. Last week's entry, "Song for Brangien," is so rich and beautiful in its simplicity. — Kelly A. Rodriguez
September 16, 2016
November 13, 2013
Who is someone you’ve worked with that you’ve bonded over music with?
My friend Daniel Spils, who was the keyboardist in my last band, Maktub, he loved synthesizer-based music, stuff with square, rudimentary, Kraftwerk-style beats. We were into a lot of the same stuff, and he just had such a diverse repertoire. We still talk about music a lot.
April 3, 2009
And Seattle magazine arts editor Brangien Davis, accompanied by guitarist Daniel Spils, damn near brought the seen-it-all crowd to its feet with her ridiculously smart ditty (based on a New Yorker piece) about an individual who takes nail-biting to gruesome extremes.