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[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...
[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....
[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...
[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...
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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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....
Treefort Music Fest 2014 // Saturday Recap

Treefort Music Fest 2014 // Saturday Recap

Saturday of Treefort 2014 arrived with a well-seasoned befuddlement, a piercing and oscillating sensation between the ears, and a difficult to reach 2PM “wake-up-call.” PHOTOGRAPHY by BEN LINDBLOOM and TRAVIS GILLETT.   The Main Stage // The Grizzled Mighty from Seattle     El Korah Shrine // Mr. Gnome from Cleveland     El Korah...
Treefort Music Fest 2014 // Friday Recap

Treefort Music Fest 2014 // Friday Recap

Nothing quite compares to Treefort Music Fest. I may boycott all music /music festivals until I come back to Boise next year, for Treefort. The only thing I can find Catie’s thorough overview to be missing, is that it’s the only time you can drink for three days straight and not absolutely hate yourself at...
March 2014 Favorites

March 2014 Favorites

Another month gone by. Another month of music new and old. Another month of not updating the format of these month end lists. Another month with a Soundcloud and Spotify playlist featuring most of, but not all the songs. Another month closer to death. Just kidding, another month closer to summmaa! Alina Orlova – “Lichoradka” Off...
[Spotlight] Hyperbolic Opinion Fort: A Treefort 2014 Overview

[Spotlight] Hyperbolic Opinion Fort: A Treefort 2014 Overview

Built to Spill / Photo by Ben Lindbloom As I re-enter the wholesome land of Kalefort and Exercisefort, I should be tired of putting fort at the end of whatever noun just happens along. I’m not. It’s true, this year there were a lot of forts at Treefort. Hackfort, Skatefort, Alefort, Yogafort, Kidfort, Storyfort. Some...
[Spotlight] Treefort 2014 - We Are Fucking So Excited You Guys

[Spotlight] Treefort 2014 – We Are Fucking So Excited You Guys

Treefort starts TOMORROW & you know how we love Treefort. We’ll be here, bringing you every moment (that we can remember). Here’s what we are biting our nails excited about (which means you should be excited about them too.): Catie: Bad90s / I fucking love horses. Chastity Belt / Hello. Frugal Father / How is...
February 2014 Music

February 2014 Music

A short month but no shortage of music. Unfortunately I didn’t devise a prettier way to make these month end posts, but you can listen to the Soundcloud and Spotify playlist I made if you would like. It doesn’t have all the songs on it, but it’ll do in a pinch. Plus you don’t have to...
[Song of the Day] BAD90s - "On The Way"

[Song of the Day] BAD90s – “On The Way”

BAD90s “On The Way” Newborn pop music from Boise, Idaho. Please join me in kicking this year’s strain of Seasonal Affective Disorder by listening to this seven million times in a row. – Catie  
[Song of the Day] Bombino - Amidinine

[Song of the Day] Bombino – Amidinine

Bombino “Amidinine” It’s old news. That being said, I’m old now — and I finally understand how those unfortunate souls above the age of 25 (roughly, the age of dirt) fall out of touch with what the whizzbangers and teen-boppers are listening to on their gramamamophones. Now, in my salt-and-pepper hair phase I’m finding myself...
January 2014 Music

January 2014 Music

I feel bad for how little I post on here. If I didn’t have a full time job and that whole life thing getting in my way, I would be doing write-ups all day every day. Unfortunately it’s relegated to my free time and has to compete with sleeping and socializing. I still try to...
[Song of the Day] Chastity Belt - "Seattle Party"

[Song of the Day] Chastity Belt – “Seattle Party”

Chastity Belt “Seattle Party” A few things: 1. This year I am turning over this new leaf that involves listening to and liking more lady vocalists. Chastity Belt is the first thing I have to report. Do yourself a favor & listen to their record, No Regerts, in its entirety. And you thought a giant...