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[Song of the Day]/[Video] A String of Pearls - "On My Lips"

[Song of the Day]/[Video] A String of Pearls – “On My Lips”

“On My Lips” is the first single off A String of Pearls upcoming debut The Way We Are.  Shot by Harrison Frank, “the video is shot and edited to capture elements of ‘other’ including gender expression, scars, race, altered states and the spaces they occupy.” A String of Pearls is...
[Photo Essay] Arcade Fire Live at The Gorge

[Photo Essay] Arcade Fire Live at The Gorge

WORDS and PHOTOS by JEREMY GOULD Driving through eastern Washington in late summer is quite bland; the flat, dried out landscape crawls by with hardly a change in the ocean of brown grass. We were driving from Montana and as we passed through Idaho and into Washington we entered a wall of smoke, casting a strange pale light on our journey...
Sasquatch! Fest 2014

Sasquatch! Fest 2014

Yes. We are about three weeks past due on any sort of appropriate reporting from Sasquatch! Festival, although I don’t think anyone has ever held us to any standard for being timely on our music coverage. All that matters at this point is that we had a wonderful time and...
April 2014 Favorites

April 2014 Favorites

I messed up this month and waited until the last minute to make this playlist. As a result (because I somehow managed to have 90 damn songs), I didn’t have time to include all the information about each song and band I included. If you like something you hear, please...
[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...
Treefort Music Fest 2014 // Sunday Recap

Treefort Music Fest 2014 // Sunday Recap

 Eric Gilbert and the Treefort council addressed an important issue from previous years – dwindling attendance on the last day of the festival. This year, Sunday had the strongest lineup it’s ever had. WORDS and PHOTOS by BEN LINDBLOOM The Main Stage // Aan from Portland Woodland Empire // Cathedral...
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[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 than they’ve put out previously....
[Song of the Day]/[Music Video] "Murmurs" - Hundred Waters

[Song of the Day]/[Music Video] “Murmurs” – Hundred Waters

  Impeccable song construction personified (see what I did there?), Hundred Waters‘ newest video casts a dark and hypnotic gaze that you can’t escape. Perfect color grading and piano playing combine to create a video that makes you feel way too many “feelings.” “Murmurs” is autumnal introspection in a pretty little 3 minute and 45...
[Song of the Day] Sylvan Esso - "Uncatena"

[Song of the Day] Sylvan Esso – “Uncatena”

All I want from you is a letter and to be your distant lover That is all that I can offer at this time Okay, so I know Alex told you about these guys back in February, but sometimes it takes me awhile to pay attention to things. Sometimes it takes a room packed with...
[Song of the Day] Deep Sea Diver - One by One

[Song of the Day] Deep Sea Diver – One by One

Deep Sea Diver “One by One” The Dobster is back…
[Song of the Day] The War on Drugs - "Red Eyes"

[Song of the Day] The War on Drugs – “Red Eyes”

The War on Drugs “Red Eyes” “Red Eyes” is off The War on Drugs‘ latest album, Lost in the Dream, available now in a record store near you, or online HERE. We’ll be seeing them at Capitol Hill Block Party this weekend, check out the rest of their PNW tour dates below.  Tour Dates 07/25/14 Seattle, WA – Capitol Hill Block...
[Song of the Day] Kishi Bashi - "It All Began with a Burst"

[Song of the Day] Kishi Bashi – “It All Began with a Burst”

Kishi Bashi “It All Began with a Burst”   Kishi Bashi‘s “It All Began with a Burst” off Mr. Ishibashi’s 2012 Kickstarter-funded album, 151A  released via Joyful Noise Recordings. Listen to the violinist/multi-instrumentalist’s most recent album, Lighght HERE.   
[Video] Alt-J - "Hunger of the Pines"

[Video] Alt-J – “Hunger of the Pines”

alt-J “Hunger of the Pines” Exciting news! Alt-J has announced their second album This Is All Yours, a follow up to their debut which earned them the Mercury Music Prize in 2012. Watch their latest video for a song off This Is All Yours titled “Hunger of the Pines” in which man runs for his life. The album is due September...
[Song of the Day] The Radio Dept. - "Strange Things Will Happen"

[Song of the Day] The Radio Dept. – “Strange Things Will Happen”

The Radio Dept. “Strange Things Will Happen” “Strange Things Will Happen” from Swedish pop trio, The Radio Dept. is the only thing that’s mellowing out my hangover feelings right now…the song’s off their 2010 album, Lesser Matters, listen here.
[Song of the Day] Kurt Vile - "Baby's Arms"

[Song of the Day] Kurt Vile – “Baby’s Arms”

Kurt Vile “Baby’s Arms” “I get sick of just about everyoneAnd I hide in my baby’s armsTreat myself just like a town fellowmenI hide in my baby’s handsHide in my baby’s hand”   The first thing I listen to in the morning // “Baby’s Arms” is off his fourth album, Smoke Ring for My Halo.
[Song of the Day] Grimes - Go

[Song of the Day] Grimes – Go

Grimes “Go” I’ll say it: I’ve become a sucker for pop music. As a seasoned veteran of the blogosphere (~4 years!? I don’t know…) I’ve reached the point of irrelevance and I’ve seen the passing trends sky-rocket, explode, and fade in to the retrograde. I’m not on that hype shit anymore, I just don’t have...
Alex Goes to Ireland

Alex Goes to Ireland

Mornin’ gents, I was remarking just yesterday as we flipped between a cricket match and some field hockey against those fooking lamb huggers over in Killarney that I hadn’t talked to my friends in the states in a good while. Life’s just a little different over here ya know? I mean I guess you can’t,...
[Interview] Probably More Than Seven Questions With Ugly Hussy

[Interview] Probably More Than Seven Questions With Ugly Hussy

PHOTO by BEN LINDBLOOM, WORDS arranged by CATIE YOUNG. We had a chance to talk with the man behind Ugly Hussy (umm, so to speak …) at Treefort this year. He makes expansive guitar loops that sound exactly how Idaho looks. But he’s not from Idaho. And he’s more than just pedals and a guitar....