This weekend we finally had a chance to plow through the imaginary mailbins and find some mailbin treasure. While we'd love to tell you about every CD we received, the list would be waaaaay too long.
But we do want to share all the new Northwest releases that have come our way — we had tons of them this time around!
- Bookstore Robbery
This Seattle band with hard mid-90s "The Rocket" flava sent us a four-song EP called Mild Mannered Son. Their CD release show will be April 12th at Skylark.
A groovy little three-song EP of electro-dancables from this Seattle band, which includes members of Kingsley and the Waterbabies). Seattle folks have two chances to see them this week: at The Comet on April 4th and the Central on April 5th.
- BC Campbell
A Seattle-based singer songwriter with a new record called Now's the Time. Don't see any shows on his MySpace.
- Clorox Girls
This Portland band punk band sent us their latest BYO Records full-length J'Aime Les Filles, chock full of hooks and swagger. They'll be in town on April 13th and playing both Easy Street Records Queen Anne (6pm) and the Comet.
- Rachel Harrington
This alt-country singer-songwriter from Seattle has fer CD release show on May 5th at the Tractor Tavern at 6:30pm, though you can also catch her April 10th at the Nectar Lounge… you know, if you can't wait till May.
Holy loudness, batman! Lesbian is an unabashedly metal band from Seattle that's been making quite the splash lately in the local press. Their four-song EP is called Power Hor and it will definitely scare your Mom (and probably most lesbians too). They'll be playing live on KEXP on April 14th and at the Comet on April 20th.
- The Love Lights
Aww. The Love Lights are a cherubic indie-pop band outta Bellingham with a beguiling full-length called Problems and Solutions. No Seattle show yet, but you can catch em just north of us at Chiribins on April 21st and the Rogue Hero on April 28th (both in Bellingham).
- Joy Wants Eternity
This Seattle band sent us their latest release You Who Pretend to Sleep, which was two years in the making! Their all-ages CD release show will be May 19th at Atlas Clothing and their 21+ show is still to be scheduled. Bombastic and dark, we're definitely going to need to spend some more time with this one…
- The June Umbrella
This indie-rock band outta Portland, OR has a new self-titled EP and a slew of shows around Corvalis and Eugene, but nothing on the calendar in Washington thus far…
- Ali Marcus
A sugar-sweet voiced singer-songwriter from Seattle with a new release called Miles and Miles and Miles. Her CD release show will be April 12th at Conor Byrne in Ballard.
- Gary Reynolds and the Brides of Obscurity
Another round of quirky pop music from Mister Electrokitty Studios himself, Gary Reynolds on his latest release, Extended Play.
- Kat Terran
Ethereal singer-songwriter from Seattle with a new release called Snowdrift. who wants you to know that neither she nor anyone else in her band is schizophrenic, despite rumors to the contrary…
- We Wrote the Book on Connectors
Seattle's self-proclaimed mustache rock band sent us this EP, Almost the Mayors of LASER, and it's as wacked and awesome as that title would indicate. Their EP release show will be May 19th at the Blue Moon Tavern.
- Your Favorite Book
These guys are already igLiz's Favorite New Local Band, with a lo-fi Mountain Goats jangly guitar and heavy emphasis on the DIY music and packaging. Expect a full review forthcoming.
A Seattle band that's got this crazy experimental glam-folk rock thing going on. You can see them open for Tim Seely at the Tractor on April 13th (and please let us know what you think…)
Remember, if you have a CD to send our way for potential review, you can find us at:
PO Box 20428
Seattle, WA 98102