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Three Imaginary Girls Best Northwest Releases of 2005 Readers' Poll Results {50-41}

{50-41} * {40-31} * {30-21} * {20-11} * {10-1} {top 100} * {imaginary picks} #50 Common Market — “Common Market” (SCIONtific Records) {official website} * {buy it}     #49 The Catch — Get Cool (Made in Mexico) {official website} * {buy it} * {review}   #48 Degenerate Art Ensemble — The Bastress (Tellous) {official […]

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Best Northwest Releases of 2005: Imaginary Staff Picks

You weren’t the only one we asked to vote. We asked our imaginary staffers to gather their best-of-the-year lists too! Here’s what has been in highest rotation on our iPods this year. {50-41} * {40-31} * {30-21} * {20-11} * {10-1} {top 100} * {imaginary picks} Overall Imaginary Staff Picks for Best Northwest Releases of […]

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Three Imaginary Girls Best Northwest Releases of 2005 Readers' Poll Results {20-11}

{50-41} * {40-31} * {30-21} * {20-11} * {10-1} {top 100} * {imaginary picks} #20 Math and Physics Club — Weekends Away/Movie Ending Romance EPs (Matinée) Blending the equal parts Belle & Sebastian, Magnetic Fields, and The Lucksmiths, this Seattle band write songs to comfort the saddest of hearts, or skip with the gleeful. Without […]

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The Gifted Program

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The last time I was in Seattle, about nine months ago, I found myself in the Crocodile, ready to see the Divorce for the first time. I knew their record (There Will Be Blood Tonight) well, and loved it something awful. It's a really beautiful, destructive pop record. And I enjoyed the hell out of […]

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TIG on KEXP for June 2005

Saturday June 11th. Picture the scene: Three Imaginary Girls gathered at the best radio station on the planet and played some of our favorite local tracks of the moment on the local Northwest music show, Audioasis. Lisa Wood hosted the event, and was lovely as ever. In case you were wondering, getting to play our […]

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TIG on KEXP for May 2005

Saturday May 7th, Three Imaginary Girls played some of our favorite local tracks of the moment on KEXP's local Northwest music show, Audioasis. Lisa Wood hosted the event, and despite my minor on-air brochitis attack (I was too busy coughing to notice that the mics were on!), I think a fabulous time was had by […]

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Get Cool

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Get Cool is the very brand new release from Seattle sweethearts the Catch. It straddles a potentially dangerous line: too punky to be noo-wave, too noo-wavey to be punk. Let's split the difference and call it power pop. It does call to mind in feel the great pop bands of the mid- to late- 70's […]

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Top 50 Northwest Releases of 2004: the Imaginary Readers' Poll Results

{50-41} * {40-31} * {30-21} * {20-11} * {10-1} #10 IQU — Sun Q (Sonic Boom Recordings) {official website} * {buy it}  #9 The Turn Ons — East (Childstar) {official website} * {buy it} * {tig review}  #8 Luke Temple — Luke Temple (Mill Pond Records) {official website} * {buy it} * {tig review}   […]

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New Old Friends

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When the indie music revolution comes it will be warm and breezy. Sweet smelling sea air will fill our hair as we drive our convertibles into the twilight, engine in harmony with the sound of the ocean waves. And our car radios will be playing Dolour. No more grunge retreads and pop shtick, just wholly […]

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