Random Article

 
Posts Tagged ‘Washington’
 
 
 
Features
 

69 Love Songs: (Just Over) 10 Years Later

Jay Mattson takes a look back at one of the finest accomplishments in independent music, Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs. Over one decade later, it still continues to amaze.
 
Features
 

The Roofwalkers Renovation

Releasing an album fresh out of college can be an interesting process. One arrives at the point where excitement and ambition are more prevalent than ever, not yet deterred by continuous rejection or personal crisis. All the kn...

 
Features
 

Alligators, Piggies, and Cups

From crocodiles to woodpigeons, I have featured a surprising number of bands that resort to their animalistic side for their namesake. Many of us have, at one point, come across the Discovery Channel to learn something that sho...
 
Features
 

The Gift Machine

The term “musical entrepreneur” would seem to apply well to Dave Matthies, but he would likely take none of the credit. Over the past decade, Matthies has been a constant force in positively impacting the ability of other artis...

 
Features
 

The Happy Hollows

It was pretty startling to me that, after listening to only one track from The Happy Hollows, I was able to draw comparisons to nearly every single notable indie-rock band fronted by a woman in the past several years. Now, befo...
 
Features
 

Acorn Project

As all music fans know, a listener’s mood can be a significant determining factor in choosing which record to pull from the shelf and give a listen to. Whether you are coming off the worst relationship of your life, partying ha...

 
Features
 

Choose Yr Own Adventure at The Pharmacy

I always find local labels to be something of a quaint necessity in the world of independent music. Most major labels could care less where an artist is from when they sign them, but the sense of genuine and personalized commit...
 
Features
 

The Old Growth of a Dead Meadow

I never thought that hobbits and the Lovecraftian milieu would find a home in indie-rock. Led Zeppelin did a fine job of revealing their admirations of such classic literature (“The Battle of Evermore”, most evident...

 
Features
 

Steve Aoki’s Pillowface and His Airplane Chronicles

If you live in Los Angeles, attend parties every weekend (or weekday), and love to dance (or just listen to it), then the name Steve Aoki probably sounds more familiar than George W. Bush. Aoki has more fans, I can say that muc...
 
Features
 

Gary Reynolds and the Brides of Obscurity

I admit, I have not heard many successful bands with an unabbreviated name as long as this five-piece from Seattle. In fact, I was surprised to find that they fit their name on their album cover. Boasting a whole 12 syllables, ...