We're lovin' the shadowy new track from The Uncluded, a collaborative project from Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock, called "TV on 10," which is off their debut full-length album Hokey Fright (Rhymsayers Entertainment). Check out their lyric music video for the song below - enjoy!
Telekinesis just premiered a new music video earlier today for the track "Empathetic People," off his latest LP Dormarion, via NPR Music's All Songs Considered. Check out as Michael Benjamin Lerner single-handedly rocks out and revives an abandoned record-pressing factory.
Bumbershoot recently announced this year's lineup with a nifty little video, which you can check out below. Leading the pack are hometown faves like Death Cab for Cutie, who will be performing Transatlanticism in its entirety, Heart, and David Bazan. You'll also find national/international heavyweights Kendrick Lamar, The Breeders, Deerhunter, Charles Bradley, Icona Pop and much more. If you can't wait to get through the video, then go HERE, and we'll see you at the Seattle Center Labor Day weekend.
The raw inspirations that TJ Cowgill, a.k.a. King Dude, draws on for his new 7” Holy Trinity showcases the artist’s dark rockabilly-structured roots and all the while still focusing on more of a heavy folk take on the horror genre that we expect from him. Songs like the album’s opener “Please Stay (In The Shadow Of My Grave)” have a very grim mood, which throws a nod back to his days in black metal outfit Black Earth. It all makes sense after all, because these songs are from the earlier days of Cowgill’s career. The old tunes sound great with the new mix, especially juxtaposed next to his previous release Burning Daylight. The EP was recorded with the members of his new band adding some background feed and percussion, and in the end, it makes for an exceptionally well-rounded sound with welcomed extra reverb. Standout track “Don’t Want Me Still” really shines through with its Bowie-esque vocals, possessing a mournful tone with a speck of hope, as it tramples through the graveyard all the while looking for its meaning. The album is a really nice collection of tracks from Cowgill that are more forgiving in the sense that it is meant to revel in the horrorbilly realm, but relies more on structure and less on despair. It provides fans with a new take on their old favorites and new fans with a foundation into King Dude’s signature shadowy sound, produced without the gimmicks that are usually found throughout the genre. - John Clements
Below is a beautiful remix from Odesza of fellow production duo Beat Connection's "Saola," which you can download for free. The Seattle electro-pop brethrens will be hitting the road together this May.
It's been quite some time since the release of Modest Mouse's last album 2007's We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank, but a new one might be on the horizon, since the band has been sharing a few new songs live. Below is their perfomance of "Be Brave" from Coachella.
The Capitol Hill Block Party, being held from July 26 - 28 with 6 stages, recently shared their rad complete lineup. You’ll find local favorites like Pickwick, Hey Marseilles, and Telekinesis alongside national touring notables such as The Flaming Lips, Purity Ring, A Trak, Cults, and more. There will also be independent craft booths, food trucks, and local non-profits, while raising money for The Vera Project, KEXP, and The Capitol Hill Chamber of Commerce, as well as the neighborhood and various other charities. You can check out the rest of the acts and more info HERE.
Deep Sea Diver began in 2007 as Jessica Dobson’s solo project. Dobson may be best known for her work with Beck, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Spoon, and as the The Shins’ guitarist. She was signed to Atlantic Records at age 19, but both the finished albums never met her satisfaction, and were eventually shelved by the label. In 2009, she self-released her debut EP New Caves, under her moniker, which was followed by the band’s first full-length album History Speaks last year (which you can take a listen to HERE). What stands out as the LP’s centerpiece is Dobson’s voice that can be hauntingly soulful in one track and then playfully optimistic in the next, creating an energy that crowds gravitate towards. Having a summer tour with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band already under the group’s belt, Deep Sea Diver is getting ready to hit the road with their pals Telekinesis on an extensive national tour where they’ll be closing things out at the lovely Sasquatch Music Fest. (Photo by Matt Wignall) - John Clements