Music

The third volume of our Selected Songs series is from former K Records artist and famously relentless tour-er Jason Anderson. What it Was and What We Wanted (Selected Songs 2005-2020) collects 14 songs from across his career--cult hits, B-sides, alternate versions--that combines his Midwestern anthemic rock songs with his emo-folk ballads and folk-punk scorchers. This collection aims to introduce a new set of listeners to Jason's music while simultaneously delighting his long-term fanbase. 

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WAV Fuzz WVZ $7.00

Temporary sale! Skirting the ethereal sidelines of house and techno, Portland's WAV Fuzz makes dreams you can dance to. On WVZ, the first physical release from Portland's Bed of Roses crew, he brings two otherworldly party starters. Remixes from proto-house producer Moon B and the warm analog of Vertical6 on the B-side.

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The latest from Portland soundscape artist Yaara Valey (formerly Indira Valey), and the follow-up to her critically-acclaimed No Me Tengas Miedo EP. Yemas is a series of seven short rituals offering brief peeks into alternate dimensions, past lives, and dream worlds. Recorded by Nicholas Wilbur at The Unknown in Anacortes, Washington.

Released on Antiquated Future Records and Spirit House. Limited-edition first printing. Listen on Bandcamp.

Erica Freas' latest, Young, is made up of 12 well-worked folk songs about being a human on earth. It's an album that feels like being transported to the room where it was recorded. Intimate, sweet, alive.

Available on LP and CD. Released on Specialist Subject Records. Listen on Bandcamp.

For a few short years, Colleen Johnson and Evan Hashi combined their respective powers to become Twig Palace. A playful but mighty force of the late '00s Olympia, Washington music scene, Twig Palace's songs were perfect little sonic worlds, retro-pop gems, each uniquely its own. 

In the decade since, the two members have gone on to play in countless bands—Flying Circles, Little Angry & The Sweets, Silver Shadows, The Hive Dwellers, Upside Drown, Reighnbeau, The Mumlers, Lazer Zeppelin, Will Sprott, Mega Bog, to name just a few—but their recordings as Twig Palace have largely faded from memory. 

Your Most Secret Name (Selected Songs 2008-2011) collects 16 songs from Twig Palace's brief existence. Gathered from self-released CD-R releases, long out-of-print compilations, and cassingles, the album serves as a primer to one of the best lost Olympia bands of all.

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From the golden era of Olympia music. A double-vinyl release with recordings from the legendary Yoyo A Go Go festival. Featuring: Sleater-Kinney, The Mountain Goats, Modest Mouse, Built to Spill, Mirah, Elliott Smith, Dead Moon, Karp, and many many more. 

The last copies from the original printing on CD.

Excellent live recordings from the legendary festival. Some of these recordings I have heard more than their respective album versions--they are simply that good.

Mirah, The Mountain Goats, Sleater-Kinney, Bratmobile, The Need, Old Time Relijun, The Microphones, Negativland, and many more.

Mirah- Engine Heart (Live)