Thee Emergency was christened when they played in February 2005 at Ballard’s Bop Street Records. Thee Emergency started rockin’ out the Seattle scene in 2005 and dominated it since. Thee Emergency has been compared to other musicians such as the BellRays, DT’s and Detroit Cobras, but Thee Emergency clearly outstrips these other bands. Thee Emergency is influenced by musicians such as MC5, The Rolling Stones, The Who, The Dirtbombs, The Datsuns, The Stooges, The Mooney Suzuki, IceAge Cobra, The Von Curses, The Modey Lemon, The Riverboat Gamblers, The Hunches, The Gories, The Hellacopters, The Sons of Cyrus, Digger and the Pussycats, The Go, The Mistreaters, and The Stooges. These influences lead to the captivating musical style of Thee Emergency today. Thee Emergency performed in 70 shows in 2005 alone, a feat that Thee Emergency can boast about. Thee Emergency also caught the fancy of some local critics. The following are some excerpts from critic reviews on the band:
Tom Scanlon of The Seattle Times writes "The emergence of Thee Emergency is one of the bright spots of Seattle music this year..."
"When you sit and listen to demos all day long, getting thee Emergency was one of the highlights of the year," agrees KEXP Music Director, John Richards. "The live show was even better."
Thee Emergency already released their debut album Can You Dig It? on the 13th of June 2006. Thee Emergency’s Can You Dig It? was produced by Jim Diamond, who also helped launching The White Stripes. Thee Emergency’s Can You Dig It? received favorable reviews, getting an 8.7 out of 11 from Three Imaginary Girls, 3 stars out of 5 from Spin, and being Graded B+ by Seattle PI. These are some quotations from reviews on Thee Emergency’s Can You Dig It?
Thee Emergency’s Can You Dig It? contains 10 tracks which showcase the band’s formidable talents. You would definitely tap your feet on songs like "Can You Dig It?," "Girl You Should've Known," and "Get It Up." Thee Emergency’s Can You Dig It?