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[New Music] Clarke and the Himselfs - "Dull Blue Crayon"

[New Music] Clarke and the Himselfs – “Dull Blue Crayon”

Clarke and the Himselfs “Dull Blue Crayon” You have no reason to remember this, but I have been listening to a whole lotta only Clarke and the Himselfs in my car for over a year now. Thus, I am thrilled to tell you about Clarke’s debut LP, The Well Rounded Clarke and the Himselfs. Recorded...
Favorite Music - June 2015 (Spotify Playlist)

Favorite Music – June 2015 (Spotify Playlist)

Take a listen to some of our favorite music (new and old) for June 2015. Lot’s of hot summer tunes this month including tracks from Beirut, Jamie XX, Sharon Van Etten and a new favorite album of mine by Colleen. All of these and more can be found in the Spotify playlist...
[Photo Essay] Treefort 2015

[Photo Essay] Treefort 2015

Treefort has done it again. Although the Boise music festival is operating within the shade of a massive forest made up of much larger, more widely recognized trees, such as the well known Coachella, SXSW, or Pitchfork trees, they don’t seem to be in the same business of growing in areas like circumference,...
Treefort Year Four  /  Exhaustion: An Ode

Treefort Year Four / Exhaustion: An Ode

Words by Catie Young  /  Photos by Ben Lindbloom Most major experiences happen to me in stages. Usually the progression looks something like this: anxiety –> stimulation –> exhaustion. Treefort 2015 was no exception to this rule. But instead of telling you about the stimulation portion like I usually do...
[Song of the Day]/[Video] The Growlers - "Good Advice"

[Song of the Day]/[Video] The Growlers – “Good Advice”

I’ve been a huge proponent of the latest Growlers release, Chinese Fountain. The introduction of dynamic space in production, the addition of glam, disco, and some rarified-neon to the song structure, and the growing sense of maturity from Brooks’ songwriting all combine to create a more complete and holistic album...
[Interview] Seven Questions with Iska Dhaaf

[Interview] Seven Questions with Iska Dhaaf

WORDS and PHOTOS by BEN LINDBLOOM & TRAVIS GILLETT Iska Dhaaf (Nathan Quiroga and Benjamin Verdoes) seems to output pure and substantial brilliance. It’s only been out of a lack of personal ambition that we haven’t written about them sooner. Possibly, we didn’t have the time and energy to honestly...
[Interview] Seven Questions with Gap Dream

[Interview] Seven Questions with Gap Dream

WORDS and PHOTOS by BEN LINDBLOOM Burger Records sent a handful of the Burger family out to caravan around the US and Canada in what is called the Burgerama Caravan of Stars Tour 2013, headlined by The Growlers. It was one of the strongest lineups I’ve seen. It was magical. I...
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[Song of the Day] Temple of the Dog - "Say Hello to Heaven"

[Song of the Day] Temple of the Dog – “Say Hello to Heaven”

TEMPLE OF THE DOG “SAY HELLO TO HEAVEN”   This one hurts. I almost feel like I lost a friend. Vague memories of time spent with my brother around our house as kids, and the Superunknown record cover with its flashes of red and blaze and blurred black and white ever present. Chris Cornell felt it all,...
[Mixtape] Happy Spookaween

[Mixtape] Happy Spookaween

DJ Job Fair – Self Proclaimed Millionaire, Philanthropist and DJ is back with another spine chilling mixtape. Halloween isn’t just about getting scared, it’s about getting weird. Whether it’s the bass line, the spooky sound effects, or morbid content, these songs are guaranteed to creep you out. From classic go-to’s like Tom Waits, the Misfits, and...
[Mixtape] #fallvibes

[Mixtape] #fallvibes

Whether you’re looking for some leaf-raking tunes or some jams to help digest whatever’s in that Pumpkin Spice Latte, the #fallvibes playlist has your number. A mix of new, new-ish, and older songs, all these choice cuts have a sort of manic, frantic energy to get through this season. From Kurt Vile and the Tijuana...
DB2015: Thievery Corporation

DB2015: Thievery Corporation

Thievery Corporation is one of those bands that I have loved for years, and still feel that I found much later than I would have liked. The chance to shoot them at this year’s Decibel Festival was one that couldn’t be passed up, especially considering it was the first time I had the chance to...
DB2015: Bonobo w/ Manatee Commune, Taylor McFerrin & Gilligan Moss

DB2015: Bonobo w/ Manatee Commune, Taylor McFerrin & Gilligan Moss

The first of my two nights behind the lens of this year’s Decibel Festival had me posted up at the Showbox for a sold out evening with Gilligan Moss, Manatee Commune, Taylor McFerrin and Bonobo. Though I didn’t get a chance to shoot Gilligan, the duo had the early crowd in a dancing frenzy as the floor began...
On Deck: Decibel Festival 2015

On Deck: Decibel Festival 2015

Fortunately we just picked up some new custom fit earplugs at Sasquatch Festival this year, which will be more than necessary for shooting this year’s Decibel Fest in Seattle. Starting this weekend, the venues of the Emerald City will be taken over by some of the world’s best electronic acts, combined with a plethora of rising artists who...
May 2015 Spotify Playlist

May 2015 Spotify Playlist

  A May 2015 Spotify playlist of new and old favorites. Not necessarily music that was released during the month, but simply music I enjoyed listening to. Most of the songs can be found on the Spotify playlist below, with the full list of songs a little farther down. A Man of Ideas – “Ships Passing” Angelo...
April 2015 Favorites

April 2015 Favorites

  Some of my favorite music for the month of April 2015. Not necessarily music that was released during the month, but simply music I enjoyed listening to. Most of the songs can be found on the Spotify playlist below, with the full list of songs a little farther down. Fair warning, the playlist does takes a brief detour...
March 2015 Favorites

March 2015 Favorites

Some of my favorite music during the month of March 2015. Not necessarily music that was released during the month, but simply music I enjoyed listening to. Most of the songs can be found on the Spotify playlist below, with the full list of songs a little farther down. Alice Bowman – “What” Alice Bowman – “Waiting” BORNS...
Favorite Albums of 2014

Favorite Albums of 2014

I wasn’t my best music loving self in 2014. I traded a good portion of my typical music listening time instead to audiobooks and podcasts. I can’t tell if I neglected music because I preferred other audio entertainments more, if I wasn’t that impressed by the years releases, or if I simply didn’t do as good...
[Interview] +/- Nine Questions with Clarke and the Himselfs

[Interview] +/- Nine Questions with Clarke and the Himselfs

Photos by Ben Lindbloom / Words by Catie Young  Now that we’ve recovered from the exhaustion of Treefort, we’re excited to tell you about some of our favorite discoveries from this year’s festival. Behold: Clarke and the Himselfs. “Discovery” might be a bit of a stretch on this one … this tape has been the only thing I’ve played...
[Song of the Day] RATATAT - "Cream On Chrome"

[Song of the Day] RATATAT – “Cream On Chrome”

RATATAT “CREAM ON CHROME” Five years later…RATATAT has blessed us with a new track, “Cream on Chrome.” It’s a good day.