Author Archive | Andrew Boe

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Andrew’s Favorite Albums and Concerts of 2017

2017 was a fairly rough year all around for many of us, mostly due to the current political situation, however, it ended up being quite a memorable year in music. This is certainly one of the primary factors that helped us get through it. For me, the year started out slow in regards to music, but […]

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Fotoform

Out of the ashes of C’est la Mort, one of Seattle’s best 1980s underground inspired bands, Fotoform has arrived with a stellar new self-titled album. Fotoform released their eponymous debut LP earlier this year, following several years of line-up changes and appearances on a handful of compilations. The previous version of the group, C’est la Mort, issued the […]

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Recommended Show: Chelsea Wolfe at The Showbox

The evolution of Chelsea Wolfe has been intriguing to witness. Her first widespread official album, The Grime and the Glow, was released in 2010. Sonically, she embraced a gothic folk sound that developed our her next few records where her voice falls somewhere in between Marissa Nadler and Siouxsie Sioux. In 2013, Wolfe released the lovely […]

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Until the Hunter by Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions

About a year ago, Hope Sandoval and the Warm Inventions quietly released their third album, Until the Hunter, another stunningly gorgeous record that somehow fell largely unnoticed. It is a mystery how such a beautiful release could have ended up between the cracks as it ranks just as highly as Sandoval’s other two solo recordings. […]

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How Did I Find Myself Here? by The Dream Syndicate

Although it is amazing to finally have a new album by The Dream Syndicate, this particular reformation seemed quite unlikely. It’s not that the likelihood was impossible by any means, but the original line-up getting back together would have been a surprise. The first line-up that created the absolute masterpiece, The Days of Wine and […]

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Cigarettes After Sex

The first full-length album from Cigarettes After Sex seamlessly picks up where their 2012 EP I. left off. Released in June of this year, the self-titled 10 track record continues to beguile, with front man Greg Gonzalez’s deliciously androgynous vocals melding with melodic reverb guitar and simple bass lines to create a dreamy, narcotic atmosphere. […]

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Live Show Recommendation: Swans at The Neptune Theatre this Friday

Swans have been around since the early 1980s and have undergone a fair amount of lineup changes over the years. They have also weaved through an evolution of sound from their colossally heavy pre-industrial early years to their more melodic and complex middle years to the intoxicatingly beautiful extended compositions on their last original album, Soundtracks […]

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