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Tender Forever set to release quite intense third album for K Records this June 8th

[video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oZb3QquSYw0&feature=fvw] The story of Tender Forever: Once upon a time there was a young immigrant lost on the streets of Seattle with only $20 to her name. She’d grown up covering sixties pop classics in Bourdeaux, and traveled here with just a sense of adventure. Wandering aimlessly, she then ran into a fellow named Calvin Johnson. […]

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Bumbershoot preview: Wallpaper

When I heard Wallpaper for the first time, I immediately thought of a cross between The Kinks and Weezer (at least Weezer before Rivers Cuomo’s likely lobotomy). The Auburn trio has a 1960s Brit rock sound with plenty of hooks while singing about minutiae like watching television. I was taken with their song “Pop Rocket” […]

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New Universe

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If the title of Desolation Wilderness’ second full-length is taken as ironic, it would be giving them credit for a sense of humor that the album does not convey. What New Universe does give the listener is the feeling of a lonely and meaningful nap in a hammock on a generic beach with waves crashing […]

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Desolation Wilderness, and their slow dreamy pop, will sparkle in the Jewel Box Theater tonight

I received Olympia band, Desolation Wilderness’ debut album White Light Strobing about a month ago and since then it has not left my 3 disc CD player. Other albums have come and gone but White Light Strobing seems to stay. This is why I couldn’t be more excited to recommend their show tonight, Thursday June 4th at the […]

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(a)spera

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Isn’t this nice? Mirah has a new solo record, (a)spera, her first since 2004. That’s only partially accurate, though: fans of the Portland-based singer-songwriter have not exactly been starving for new material over the past five years. She released a two-disc set of remixes, made a multimedia presentation on the lives of insects and then […]

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Mirah, Spectratone International at Henry Art Gallery on Thursday

Now that many of us are thinking about our favorite records of the year, I just started thinking of one of my favorite Northwest albums of last year: Mirah and Spectratone International's Share This Space. It is a record about insects that was commissioned by the Seattle Children's Festival: SHARE THIS PLACE: STORIES AND OBSERVATIONSIn […]

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Tonight Karl Blau opens For Mt. Eerie at the Vera Project

Secretly famous veteran of D+ and Phil Elverum collaborator and Kelp Lunacy music subscription creator and subterranean legend of Anacortes Karl Blau comes to Seattle tonight to play the Vera Project opening for Mt. Eerie (also on the bill is Your Heart Breaks and Madeline Adams). Blau records and tours with Laura Veirs, but also […]

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