Music

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.

Listen on Bandcamp.

Last copy! A triple (!!!) LP with recordings from the legendary Yoyo A Go Go festival in Olympia, Wa. These are among the last of the original printing. Beautiful and collectible. Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Unwound, Karp, The Halo Benders, Codeine, Mecca Normal, Mary Lou Lord, Godheadsilo, Team Dresch, are just a few of the artists on this amazing compilation.

Mecca Normal- I Walk Alone (Live at Yoyo a Gogo)

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)