Music

Glorious, brooding, and completely in a world of its own. The project of Molly Fischer (of Songs For Moms fame), Hot Tears nods to chamber-folk and a wide variety of punk and metal subgenres without fitting nicely into any box. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

With Erica Freas (of RVIVR) on cello, and a multitude of Olympia all-stars lending voices and studio talents.

Cover art by Jenna Peters-Golden...[ continued ] Hot Tears- Change of Heart

Christina Antipa never fails to make music that is absolutely stunning. Her songs have a stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of weight that doesn’t come along very often and it makes you wonder why she is not a household name. This album is comprised of 10 songs that never made it onto any of her albums; compilation tracks, beautifully fragile home 4-track recordings, even a surprising cover song.

This edition is limited to 50 copies, hand assembled into little white envelopes, with a vellum insert, and hand-stamped discs...[ continued ] Christina Antipa- Thunderstruck

Sale! Four songs from K Records recording artist, Ruby Fray. Hazy, witchy, hypnotic, amazing. Led by Emily Beanblossom of Christmas and backed by a super group of former Olympia all-stars.

Beautifully silk-screened by M. Dellinger at Electricity & Lust. 

Listen on Bandcamp...[ continued ]

Long one of Portland's best kept secrets, Half Shadow makes dream narratives into softly psychedelic minimalist dark-folk anthems. The long-running project of Jesse Carsten (Aboriginal Flowers, Memory Boys), Dream Weather Its Electric Song is a carefully thought-out work (dare we say masterpiece?) of poetic devotionals to the natural world, the subconscious, other realms.

Available on LP or cassette...[ continued ]

Last copy! The first album from Eleanor Murray. Undeniably powerful folk music without boundaries. With music contributions from Olympia all-stars like Pamela Margon (Tattered Dress) and Austin Cooper (Kendl Winter & The Summer Gold). Produced by Ben Kamen and released on Anonymous Monk Records.

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Eleanor Murray- Today

Seattle's Appalachian Yard Art has been building an impressive catalog of lo-fi psych folk oddities over the last few years. Fussy is their most concise and unified effort so far—nine surprising, noisy, and often sublime songs. Minimalist outsider mini-epics.

Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp...[ continued ] Appalachian Yard Art- Dogwhistle

An introduction, ten acts, and five intermissions preparing for the possible loss of what we have. Guitar, cello, voices, and a ton of little instruments. Indie-chamber-folk, perhaps.

Listen on Bandcamp.

“To sum it up in a short phrase: pure brilliance.” -Fensepost

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Letters- You Make Me Feel (Like the Island Im Not)

Tucker Theodore's debut, To Make the Sun Hurt, established a cultish following for the reclusive Olympia songwriter and soundscape artist. On his latest, 2017's Lady Hope, he takes his sound experiments even further. A psych-folk epic, Lady Hope is a wild hour-long ride through inner darkness and personal mythology.

With appearances from Allen Karpinski (The Six Parts Seven) and Madeline Johnston (Sister Grotto, Midwife)...[ continued ] Tucker Theodore- Skin

Sale! Seattle noise-folk weirdos Appalachian Yard Art nod to early Sentridoh, generations of psych-folk, moments of Natural Snow Buildings. Melding their psych-folk and garage rock sides together effortlessly.

On clear cassettes. Comes with digital download. Listen on Bandcamp...[ continued ] Appalachian Yard Art- Gavin

A finally crafted thing indeed. A more mature songwriting that I can’t help but liken to Joni Mitchell, in the way the songs have moments of darkness and dischord that resolve so gracefully and how the songs are so catchy but never dumbed down. Some songs lush and bright, some songs rocking and aggressive. An album that is sure to make her fanbase grow across the lands.

Eleanor Murray- Street To Ride