Earlier this year I was honored to be on the judging panel for Seattle Public Library’s PlayBack project. In a nutshell:
The Seattle Public Library’s PlayBack is an online collection that showcases and shares current local music for free. Seattle’s musical culture is known for its originality, passion and creativity, as our local artists continue to demonstrate. PlayBack helps new audiences discover a wealth of today’s local music.
Through PlayBack, you can:
• Explore digital collections of current Seattle music
• Create streaming playlists
• Download music to a computer or device
It’s a win win for local artists and anyone who wants to hear free, awesome music. I’m super excited to announce: Playback has launched!
Go to the PlayBack site and start listening! The jury collected a sampling of some of the best Seattle’s music scene has to offer – digging in beyond just indie-rock, but also bringing in world, hip-hop, and even those with jugband stylings.
Might I suggest you try out:
- Sun Breaks by Sun Breaks (this hurts my head it is SO. GOOD.)
- Sentir EP by Elia
- Fog on the Lens by Tomo Nakayama
- Whatever Will Happen by iji
- Greet the Sea by Greet the Sea
- Elk City by All The Real Girls
- The Wonders That There Are by Levi Fuller & the Library
- Delicious Trouble by Fly Moon Royalty
- In This Together: EPs, B-Sides, Rarities, and Unreleased Songs 2005-2015 by Math and Physics Club (which we hope to go into more detail about soon!)
Also, mark your calendars for the PlayBack launch party:
Thursday, August 25 from 6p-9p at the Columbia City Theater
The early show will feature performances by Sun Breaks and Fly Moon Royalty. Between bands, KEXP’s DJ El Toro will play music of other amazing PlayBack artists. There will be a cash bar. Doors open at 5:30 and early arrival is encouraged. 21+ with ID.
Do you want your songs to get in on the PlayBack action? Keep your eyes peeled to the SPL site and to Three Imaginary Girls. We’ll announce the dates of the next submission period as soon as they are available.