Archive | Shorthand for Epic


Imaginary Indie Tunes Podcast {September 2006}

Three Imaginary Girls created a series of podcasts between 2005-2010 titled the Imaginary Indie Tunes podcast. Each episode served as a mixtape of our favorite songs for each given month, spotlighting the new releases and upcoming shows. {all currently published podcast episodes}   Here’s a look back on our third episode, originally published in September […]

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Best of 2007: imaginary Dana's picks

I have so many favorites for 2007 that narrowing the lists was tricky. Plus I’m preggo as a house and have NO memory at this point, so I’m sure I’ve inadvertently omitted some really great releases and songs. Forgive me and my wacked out hormones. But that said, here are some Top of 2007 lists […]

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TONIGHT! The Ruby Doe/Shorthand For Epic/Ms. Led, at the High Dive

As we blogged about a few days back, local punk-pop band Shorthand for Epic is breaking up — or at least shaking up — their lineup. The band made an announcement earlier in the week that the show tonight would be the last for its current lineup, with their bass player and drummer both (most […]

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Tonight's Recommended Show: Ms. Led {album release}, Vindaloo, Shorthand For Epic, and The Snakebites at the Sunset

We've been anxiously awaiting Ms. Led’s follow-up to their 2004 release These Things We Say, which was voted #7 in our Top 50 Northwest Releases of 2004 reader’s poll. A lot has happened to pop-punkers Ms. Led in the past couple of years. Lead singer/songwriter/guitarist Lesli Wood has been battling Multiple Sclerosis, finishing up law […]

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Fests are upon us: Part 2: Noise for the Needy

Noise for the Needy is a local non-profit that sponsors a yearly music showcase in Seattle to benefit a charity. This year the event will benefit Rise 'N Shine, an organization that provides emotional support programs, stability, advocacy, and AIDS education for children and teens affected by HIV and AIDS. The organization is as worthy […]

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A Very Merry Imaginary Karaoke Bash!

Three Imaginary Girls, Barsuk Records, and Sub Pop Records present a Very Merry Imaginary Karaoke Bash featuring members of Math & Physics Club, Iceage Cobra, Head Like a Kite, Schoolyard Heroes, Speaker Speaker, Kane Hodder, Optimus Rhyme, the Pale Pacific, the Elephants, We Wrote the Book on Connectors, The Trucks, A Gun That Shoots Knives, […]

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Shorthand for Epic


Shorthand for Epic can easily delude you. For one thing, there's enough meaningful content in these three songs for an ouvre of lesser bands. Also, the blue and pink cartoon packaging of this EP seems so harmless. But then you see the animal cut-outs are lemmings on the album art, falling off civilization's edge represented […]

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