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What songs are on your summer playlist?

{Photo:  Steve Louie} The weather has finally started to cooperate and prove it still has a sunny side.  All this sun-infused summer bliss means two things: 1. It's time to work on our summer music mix tapes 2. The Capitol Hill Block Party is right around the corner, and we all had better start prepping! […]

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Win tickets to Army Navy (opening for Grand Archives) at the Croc! {11/18}

Super silly, can't-look-away, of Wayne-ish antics await you in the video above from Army Navy — it's the official take for the band's recent single "Ode to Janice Melt," and it's about seventeen different kinds of cute! If you dig their sound, you're in luck: Army Navy has the main support slot at this […]

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See Me River play album release tonight, with Grand Archives and S. at the Tractor

Tonight is a three band deep jubilee of American self-expression as smart and intimate as a poem by Walt Whitman, and as big and overflowing with talent as a Seattle Carter Family. The Tractor hosts See Me River‘s album release for The One That Got A Wake, their latest and best album so far. They’re […]

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GIVE-ing season arrived this week — with a 30+ track local artist compilation

Fresh off the presses from our inboxes comes this week’s launch of GIVE — 30 downloadable tracks from a variety of Seattle artists, who are donating their songs to benefit Arts Corps and local area foodbanks. The $7.00 (!) compilation, which was produced, curated, and funded by Caffe Vita, will be available online here. Physical […]

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Keep In Mind Frankenstein


Keep In Mind Frankenstein was recorded at a studio called Paradise Sound in a spiritually and economically crippled town called Index, WA. This berg was no paradise though, with many necrotic mining town incidents, including a rumored double suicide somehow helping to inspire the album’s dim, moist feel. What was supposed to be Grand Archive’s […]

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Grand Archives and See Me River at the Crocodile

Show Date: June 12, 2009

I’d like to register a complaint against the sound guy at the Crocodile on Friday. No matter where you were standing it felt like your ears were clogged, or your head was wrapped in cellophane. Having never seen Grand Archives live before, I wrote off a lot of their shortcomings to the poor sound quality. […]

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Noise for the Needy choice for Friday night: Grand Archives, See Me River and more…

Grand Archives, a group of veteran indie rockers, is touring for the upcoming release of their second full-length album, Keep In Mind Frankenstein, due out September 15th. That’s the day before my birthday. I’ll think of it as Mat Brooke’s (Band of Horses) present to me. If you’re enamored with the idea of five part […]

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Best of 2008: Top Northwest Releases of 2008 Readers' Poll Winners

Upset. The word of the our 2008 Best Northwest Releases of 2008 Readers’ Poll is upset. With the Fleet Foxes winning readers and critical polls alike, who would’ve thought they wouldn’t get top honors in our humble little Northwest poll? But they didn’t — they placed a distant second to New Faces, another debut record […]

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Best of 2008: Top Northwest Releases of 2008 TIG Editorial Picks

TIG staffers are a lot like you — coming up with our list of faves for the year is a fun and gripping process. After comparing/contrasting/debating our individual favorites, we figured the sum of our imaginary parts would make for an interesting list. While ChrisB and Keenan, among other things, brought in the power-pop elements,  […]

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