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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...
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...
[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...
[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.
[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,...
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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...
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 (You know Emily Wells is...
[Song of the Day] Big Scary - "Why Hip Hop Sucks in '13"

[Song of the Day] Big Scary – “Why Hip Hop Sucks in ’13”

BIG SCARY “WHY HIP HOP SUCKS IN ’13” Apparently this week is an Australian takeover. Day two goes to Melbourne duo Big Scary. The song I chose is off their 2013 release Not Art, although I recommend Twin River EP as well. Enjoy.
[Song of the Day] Unknown Mortal Orchestra - "Multi-Love"

[Song of the Day] Unknown Mortal Orchestra – “Multi-Love”

Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Multi-Love” “Multi-Love Checked into my heart and trashed it like a hotel room Who is your God? Where is she? She wants to bury me in Austin under Uchiko. She don’t want to be a man or a woman She wants to be your love” The song of the day today goes...
[Song of the Day] Maui - "Slide In"

[Song of the Day] Maui – “Slide In”

MAUI “SLIDE IN” You’d expect the sound to be some sort of tall can wielding,  lo-fi garage rock. Nothing wrong with that of course, but after listening to London four-piece, Maui‘s latest single “Slide In,” you get more of an Arctic Monkeys / Deerhunter vibe with drugged up, guitar laden melodies. Definitely worth a listen. Enjoy.
[Song of the Day] Cloud Control - Dojo Rising

[Song of the Day] Cloud Control – Dojo Rising

CLOUD CONTROL “DOJO RISING” Just found the Australian indie pop band Cloud Control, and they’ve been a huge part of my life since they entered it a few hours ago. The entire album is great, but if I had to choose one track, it would be “Dojo Rising.” Here are a few more selects from their...
The Grizzled Mighty - Album Release Party

The Grizzled Mighty – Album Release Party

The Grizzled Mighty played a packed house at Neumos this weekend in Seattle, celebrating the release of their latest album, Closed Knuckle Jaw. This project has been a long time coming – the duo poured buckets of blood, sweat and tears into their 3rd full record as they laid the final touches to each track. Tune in to The Grizzled Mighty’s Bandcamp to preview the album and...
[Song of the Day] Jessica Pratt - "Back, Baby"

[Song of the Day] Jessica Pratt – “Back, Baby”

Jessica Pratt “Back, Baby” Last night Jessica Pratt played in Portland and now all I want is to become a bioluminescent unicorn just like her. This song was my favorite thing that happened and she played it just after thanking some friends in the audience for putting up with her during her heavy Modest Mouse/henna hair...
[Artist Spotlight] Reignwolf

[Artist Spotlight] Reignwolf

WORDS and PHOTOS by JAKE HANSON Since I moved to Seattle, KEXP has introduced me to numerous musical acts that left a heavy dent, but I think it’s safe to say that Jordan Cook, aka Reignwolf has impressed me the most thus far. Needless to say, when I heard he was headed back to Seattle...
[Song of the Day] Lia Ices - "Thousand Eyes"

[Song of the Day] Lia Ices – “Thousand Eyes”

“Thousand Eyes” is off Lia Ices September 2014 album Ices, the follow-up to her wonderful 2011 Grown Unknown. I enjoy Grown Unknown more than Ices, but Lia Kessel still produces several great songs this time out, “Thousand Eyes” being one of them. You can find Lia Ices albums through her Website or Jagjaguwar and follow...
[Song of the Day] Shannon and the Clams - "Rip Van Winkle"

[Song of the Day] Shannon and the Clams – “Rip Van Winkle”

“Rip Van Winkle” and “Into a Dream” are both off Shannon and the Clams 2013 album Dreams in the Rat House. I missed this when it first came out last year, but have been blasting sunny beach music loud to scare away the gloomy weather and found these songs in the process. They’ve had no...