PLAYING SEATTLE: Drummer Heather Thomas Opens Up on Gritty New EP

Seattle-based singer, songwriter, and drummer Heather Thomas has held it down on the kit since she was a kid in Puyallup, WA, playing in her church youth group band and learning percussion parts from her dad. Steadily, through writing and performing her own songs, teaching music, and touring with notable Seattle-bred artists like Mary Lambert, [...]

By |2019-08-13T16:04:44-04:00August 9th, 2019|COLUMNS, Interviews, Playing Seattle|

PREMIERE: BABERS “Something I Can Give”

Every city has its own unique brand of loneliness. In New York, loneliness is embodied by long subway rides surrounded by strangers listening to sad music, avoiding eye contact. In Los Angeles, you don't have to brush shoulders with strangers; you're able to move from one part of town to the next in a car [...]

By |2019-08-08T11:02:32-04:00August 9th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

PREMIERE: Kalen “Lighter”

Photo by Shervin Lainez Everyone remembers the melodrama of their first breakup: tear-stained diary pages, long walks listening to Alanis Morissette, hours spent curled up under a girlfriend's duvet moaning. But with maturity comes perspective, and sometimes letting go of baggage too heavy to bear can be exhilarating. This is the crux of [...]

By |2019-08-08T02:37:28-04:00August 8th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

INTERVIEW: Kissing Party Talks “Mom & Dad,” New Video & Next Album

Denver's Kissing Party just released their most recent album, Mom & Dad, and a new video for single "Jimmy Dean." The self-proclaimed "slop pop" band is made up of vocalist Deirdre Sage, guitarists Gregory Dolan and Joe Hansen, bassist Lee Evans and drummer Shane Reid. "Jimmy Dean" was written by Deirdre "about having to fight [...]

By |2019-07-30T16:56:11-04:00July 26th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

PREMIERE: Ume “The Center”

Ume by Chad Kamenshine In the modern world, women are often pitted against one another for a few spots on the proverbial hamster wheel. Ume's latest video for "The Center" explores the relationship women have to each other, how they can reject the current system and build a whole new order. With the [...]

By |2019-07-26T11:07:51-04:00July 26th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|


press photo by Dave McMahon San Francisco's The Y Axes latest album No Waves addresses anxiety - both personal and existential - with humor, nostalgic synths, and the kind of emo spirit any '90s kid can respect. The band has a strong a visual component to its live performances, and we get to [...]

By |2019-07-22T09:36:30-04:00July 22nd, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

INTERVIEW: Mima Good Returns with Light-Hearted New Track “Holly Golightly”

Mima Good is NYC-born and based songwriter Raechel Rosen, whose sound and aesthetic espouses a contemporary pop sensibility with a darker atmosphere of synths, organs and guitars. The result is a moody, soulful sound that somehow calls to mind both Billie Eilish and Billie Holliday simultaneously. We first met her last year with the Good [...]

By |2019-07-19T18:24:44-04:00July 19th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

PREMIERE: Jamie Drake “Redwood Tree”

Photo by Kathryna Hancock In classic films, the setting is often established with a chorus in the background, a camera moving through the scene with care before landing on the ingénue. Singer-songwriter Jamie Drake utilizes many of the old Hollywood musical tropes on her latest single "Redwood Tree" -cascading vocal harmonies, a gentle [...]

By |2019-07-18T10:50:39-04:00July 18th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews, Premieres|

INTERVIEW: Madelin Lost Her Head on a ‘Mental Journey’ Interrogating Identity, Spirituality, and Art

Madelin pulses with sheer goddess vitality. Across her latest EP, a seven-song expedition of micro and macro concepts of the human form, particularly that of gender, sexuality and existential dread, called Then Her Head Fell Off, the Bushwick enchantress permits her voice to wriggle amidst waves of synths and midnight-rave glitter-dust. “I’m going to get [...]

By |2019-07-18T09:52:58-04:00July 16th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

INTERVIEW: Sarah Burton Finds Self-Fulfillment on Give Me What I Want

As we grow older, it's natural to take stock of where we are in life. For singer-songwriter Sarah Burton, that introspection resulted in a dramatic change of scenery and inspired her latest record, Give Me What I Want, released earlier this year. On it, Burton reflects upon the lessons she's learned following her move from [...]

By |2019-06-24T18:00:37-04:00June 24th, 2019|FEATURES, Interviews|

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