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 just added 40+ more artists to their catalog!
Go to the PlayBack site and start listening! The jury has 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.
The archive now hast more than 300 albums ready for the listening and incldues some of our all time favorites like Sun Breaks, Tomo Nakayama, Greet the Sea, All The Real Girls, Fly Moon Royalty, Math and Physics Club , and Unlikely Friends.
As far as new additions to the catalog, there’s a handy genre-centric graphic (below) and we’ve got a link to the newest addtions to the catalog.
Might I suggest you try out:
- Alt by somesurprises
- Ancient Mahogany Gold by SassyBlack
- Cobain & Cornbread by The Black Tones
- I Hear U & I’m Here 4 U by Emma Lee Toyoda
- Never Is Enough by Coach Phillips
- Amorfo by Tres Leches
- Hardly Alone by Señor Fin
- Transgender Street Legend Vol. 1 by Left at London
Mark your calendars for the FREE PlayBack launch party:
Friday, Sepember 27 at the Clock-Out Lounge in Beacon Hill
featuring: Tres Leches, Dark Smith, Specswizard, and Black Ends
Did I mention it’s a FREE show?!?!?
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.