Three Imaginary Girls

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Three Imaginary Girls, Sonic Boom Records, and KEXP present Daylight Basement, The Pale Pacific, Stars of Track and Field, and The Elephants. Friday night, January 20th, at Neumos in Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA, January 10, 2006 — Three Imaginary Girls just posted the results of our Best Northwest Releases of 2005 Readers' Poll. If you haven't read that yet, you might want to take a break from this article to check out all the winners…

Back? Good. Can you believe how many great records were released in the Northwest in 2005? It was such a great year for music that we couldn't just leave the results online. In typical imaginary fashion, we decided to celebrate by hosting a Best of 2005 Winners' Showcase, featuring some of the winners: Daylight Basement, The Pale Pacific, Stars of Track and Field, and The Elephants.

The event will be held at Neumos on Friday, January 20, 2005, and is co-sponsored by the amazing Sonic Boom Records and 90.3 KEXP.

Headliners Daylight Basement barely made the 2005 deadline, bursting on the scene in early December 2005 with their stunning electro-pop debut, Any Kind of Pretty to rank #13 in the readers' poll, and #2 in the overall imaginary staff picks. The Pale Pacific had two releases in 2005 — the Rules are Predictable EP and their full-length, Urgency — the latter of which secured them #19 in the imaginary readers' poll, and also demonstrated their ability to grow beyond simple (great) pop songs to write deep, swirling indie-rock near-manifestos. Portland's Stars of Track and Field raced up our charts with their debut EP You Came Here For Sunset Last Year, claiming the #5 spot with their fuzzy pop electro-gazer charms. And lastly, Tacoma trio The Elephants are here to break your hearts with their disarming, catchy-yet-irreverant melodies on their debut self-titled LP (#28 in the reader's poll).

"I like that all the bands share an I-5 heritage. We've got Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, and Bellingham all represented," noted igLiz.

"The quality and diversity of Northwest music — and the enthusiasm of the fans supporting it — is simply staggering," proclaimed igDana.

"Viva le I-5 corridor!" proclaimed igChar.


Do your imaginary homework before the show…

Daylight Basement:
{official website} * {buy it} * {review} * {interview}

The Pale Pacific
{official website} * {buy it} * {review} * {interview}

Stars of Track and Field
{official website} * {buy it} * {review}

The Elephants
{official website} * {buy it} * {review} * {interview}


WHAT: Best of 2005 Winners' Showcase
WHERE: Neumos {925 E. Pike Street}
WHEN: Friday, January 20, 2005. Doors open 8p. 21+.
COST: $8. Advance tickets available online through Ticketweb!


ABOUT THREE IMAGINARY GIRLS is a Seattle-based website that showcases the great music of the Northwest to music lovers worldwide. During the past three+ years, the site has featured reviews of albums, live music, film, theater, interviews, political commentary, and even love advice, in Seattle and beyond. The girls also book music showcases, contribute to other music publications (including The Stranger, Tablet Magazine, and In Seattle Music), and make guest radio appearances on 90.3 KEXP. The girls were voted "MVP of Seattle Music 2004" by readers of the Seattle Weekly, and were listed in Seattle Magazine's Most Influential People issue. Intrigued? For more information, contact:

KEXP 90.3 FM is a public radio station in Seattle with a mission to enrich people’s lives with a unique wide and deep approach to music programming. Knowledgeable hosts hand-pick music including indie rock, world music, blues, jazz, hip hop and electronic from its collection of approximately 500,000 titles. The station also broadcasts more than 250 live performances each year. KEXP programming is also heard on the web at KEXP 90.3 FM is governed by Friends of KEXP, an independent non-profit organization with an agreement to operate 90.3 FM on behalf of the University of Washington which holds the FCC license.

Sonic Boom Records your source for Northwest and Indie Label Records and CDs. Located in Seattle in Ballard, Fremont, and Capitol Hill. Sonic Boom offers free, all-ages in-stores for many regional as well as touring bands. You can find the winners of the Best of 2005 Readers' Poll on display at all three Sonic Boom locations.