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First Impressions: Ryan Adams ‘1989’

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It’s one thing to cover her songs on Youtube, it’s another to get the O.K. from Taylor herself. My first impressions of Ryan Adams ‘1989.’ 

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New Music: Katterwaul’s Album ’15 Forever’

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Katterwaul have released their new album 15 Forever on BandCamp and here’s the point in this sentence where you stop reading and go download it. I know I’m demanding, but it’s admittedly because I missed Katterwaul’s show in Seattle and I… Continue Reading

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Song of the Day: DIIV “Dopamine”

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Reason number 482 why I love Soundcloud. DIIV’s echoing guitar laden “Dopamine” is a sign of great things to come.

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Travels: Columbia River Gorge, Deep Lake

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Sure I saw a couple of shows out there, but nothing beats the majesty of a big-ass, gorgeous river to back your band.

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Capitol Hill Block Party Announce Full Lineup

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Written while streaming Jenny Hval’s new album.

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Weekend Update: Sasquatch

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My boots are still dusty and my face only shows relative signs of being tanned, but my ears are alive and buzzing from the overdose of music I heard this weekend. Let me begin by saying the best problem to… Continue Reading

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Album of the Day: Lower Dens ‘Escape From Evil’

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Lower Dens‘ neon-lit glamour makes for an excellent homage to the ’80s. Escape from Evil dances through pleasurable pop synthesizers that balance fragile emotions with a powerful sense of self. Lower Dens’ lead songwriter Jana Hunter marks each track with the… Continue Reading

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April Ghoul’s Mix: Bully, Ty Segall, The Shivas & More

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If yesterday’s opening of the skies to thunder, lightning and HAIL didn’t hip you to the presence of April showers looming upon us, this mix will welcome a new month just as well, just not as scary. It’s halfway through… Continue Reading

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Back From Summer Vacation

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What did you do with these last couple months? A surfing class, take a long trip on the west coast? Maybe you worked all the live-long day and made a lot of money and immediately spent it on fun things… Continue Reading

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