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In 1989, Seattle music was approaching its breaking point - the point at which it would travel beyond the marine layer hovering above our grey waters and thrust itself into the public consciousness. You know the names: Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains.
Why The Seattle Music Scene Is A Glimpse At The Future subscribe to All Songs Considered podcast Most cities tend to have a voice, but few quite as loud or interesting as Seattle's. This is a city that gave us Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana and Pearl Jam but also the softer, more introspective sounds of Fleet Foxes, The Postal Service and Death Cab for Cutie.
Mother Loose, a two sided single from Vancouver gals Primp, is the latest in an evolutionary process that has taken the band from lo-fi through power pop to garage rock. Cheekily scrawled in the liner notes on Primp's Bandcamp page, "This is the last of allie's breakup tracks (for now...)
Premiering today on Northwest Music Scene is a ripping new cut called "Seattle Is Burning" from DARK SMITH, a Seattle band with an addictive sound. "Seattle Is Burning" is the closing track of DARK SMITH's second release DEGRESSIVE, out May 24th on digital and cassette via Youth Riot Records.
The recording project of Manon Raupp and Daniel Selig, French duo Docks makes a distinctive brand of instrumental music, touching upon post-rock, slowcore and dream pop to create what the band describe as 'snoozepop'.
You know what I love about this world of polished-to-perfection pop music? All the bands who ditch the high-priced recording studios, in-the-box recording process, endless editing, and autotune to wind up with a gritty, dirty, lo-fi tune with the one thing so many pop hits can never quite attain: character.
Everett's Sleepover Club is fun, with a side of "fuck you." Championing lyrics that are equal parts pointed, witty, and downright goofy, Sleepover Club provides punk rock ripper after punk rock ripper, with each song somehow catchier than the last, on their new record, My Other Dad Is Your Ride (released by Youth Riot Records).
The Seattle band Mommy Long Legs has been around for a bit now, amassing a tape, an EP, and a 7″ since they started releasing music in 2015. Today, they're announcing their debut album, 'Try Your Best,' with a new song called "Bridezilla."