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Mega Bog Opens for Destroyer at Mohawk

Touring behind their second LP, Happy Together, Seattle-based band Mega Bog opened for indie rock stalwart Destroyer for a knockout billing of music this past Monday at Mohawk. Historically, Seattle brought crunchy, discordant rock…

The Wimps Make Austin Debut at Cheer Up Charlies

“We wimpin’?!” yelled Cameron Bina of Strange Mother during the band’s opening set at Cheer Up Charlies last weekend. He was referring to Seattle-based touring band the Wimps, who headlined the show. The…

Wimps Play Cheer Up Charlies Sunday 6/18

Masters of awkward pop. Purveyors of no-frills punk. Ambassadors of lo-fi rock. However you want to describe Seattle band Wimps, there’s a lot to love about this trio. Carrying the torch of the style…

iji Preps Whatever Will Happen for Release on Team Love

Seattle indie pop band iji has announced that their new album Whatever Will Happen will see release via Team Love Records on June 2nd. Few details have emerged, but the band’s past endeavors and the…

I Made Love To My Girlfriend While Listening To Father John Misty’s Baby-Makin’ Record I Love You, Honeybear: A Critique and One-sided Dialogue

Included in the packaging for the physical LP of Father John Misty’s sophomore follow up, I Love You, Honeybear, is a thin pamphlet titled, “Exercises for Listening.” It’s an extensive instruction manual for…

Track Premiere: Smokey Brights – “Monster House”

We heard about Smokey Brights ages ago now from our good friends who share with them the city of Seattle. However, we first saw the band for ourselves this summer at Timber Fest,…

Upcoming: Shabazz Palaces September 16th

Tuesday the 16th welcomes back Seattle’s hip-hop wunderkind Shabazz Palaces. On the tail of their most recent, excellent release, Lese Majesty, the duo of Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire will perform on the…

Seattle Band S Releases Second Single from Forthcoming Cool Choices LP

We were excited when we heard the news that Carissa’s Wierd (yes spelled that way) member Jenn Ghetto had plans to release new material from her new(ish) band S. The first single had us…

Seattle Band iji Wows Cheer Up Charlies: Live Review

I met Zach Burba on my recent trip to Seattle at a Lake / Bouquet show at Hollow Earth Radio. When I told Zach I was from Austin, he said he’d be playing…

Show Preview: Alex Napping with iji at Cheer Up Charlies Tonight

The Stereogum premiere of Alex Napping‘s debut single “Weak Knees” made such a splash, we hardly need to tell you about it, but in case you somehow missed it, we’re sharing it with…

Yonatan Gat’s Transfixing Show at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern

Yonatan Gat’s set at Seattle’s Sunset Tavern last week was a surprise musical miracle. Gat was a member of underground garage rock band Monotonix from Tel Aviv, Israel. I was clueless about Yonatan…

Wonders in the Hidden Cave of Seattle’s Hollow Earth Radio

A tiny, narrow, urban grotto in Seattle’s Central District, serves as the home for Hollow Earth Radio, a young internet radio station committed to giving voices to underrepresented musical formats and artists, including…

A Transcendent Weekend at Timber Outdoor Music Festival

After driving an hour east of Seattle, through beautiful country on highways lined by towering evergreen trees, parking the car, and loading down with the necessary gear for the weekend, we finally arrived…

Iska Dhaff at Mohawk: Live Review

Buzzing synths and a curtain of feedback introduced Seattle Washington’s Iska Dhaff at Mohawk on Thursday night. The duo, comprised of singer/guitarist Nathan Quiroga and drummer/multi-instrumentalist Benjamin Verdoes, launched into a set stuffed…

Wye Oak at Neumos in Seattle: Live Review

As a huge fan of music from our nation’s Pacific Northwest, I’ve lamented not being to see bands when I’ve noticed them listed as playing Seattle venues Neumos, The Crocodile, or Showbox on…

S Signs to Hardly Art, Announces Cool Choices

Jenn Ghetto has been doing somber pop for a over a decade now. I first became a fan of her work when she played in orchestral sad-rock band Carissa’s Wierd (yes, spelled that way). Since…

Indie Pop Band Tangerine Releases “Nothing Better” Video

Following the release of new song “Nothing Better” and b-side “Northern Line” via Fin Records, indie pop band Tangerine has shared a video. Directed by Jade Justad, the video for “Nothing Better” features…

Win Tickets to Kairos’ EP Release Show at The Crocodile + Vinyl and a T-Shirt

We’ve been completely taken with Lena Simon’s project Kairos. If her face looks familiar to you, it may be because she plays in rising surf-rock band La Luz. She’s an excellent bassist, but…

Seattle Band Cumulus Shares New Video for “Middle”

A once-wheelchair-bound woman defies expectations and goes on an afternoon adventure in the new video from Seattle indie pop band Cumulus. The video is directed by Randy Walker and shot with a highly…

La Luz Announces Full Length on Hardly Art

If a band is cool, there seems to be a high likelihood that Hardly Art will sign them. From Shannon and the Clams to Deep Time to hidden gems like Lost Animal, Hardly…

Seattle’s Tea Cozies Share Trippy Video for Psych Pop Track “Cosmic Osmo”

Seattle rock band Tea Cozies have dropped an incredibly ambitious and visually stunning video for their song “Cosmic Osmo.” The band is at work on a new album, although details for the time…

New Track: We Are Loud Whispers – “Western Town”

Okay, we admit it! We pretty much adore everything that comes out on Hardly Art. How do these guys keep finding these quirky hidden gems of pop bands? The label has announced the…

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