Music

Eleanor Murray and Pamela Margon combine to play to make 9 gorgeous songs of old time folk fiddle goodness. Five originals and four traditionals, all recorded by Mr. Pat Maley (Yoyo Records, Yoyo a Gogo). Perfect music for a good many occasions.

Tattered Dress- Green Pea

The latest from Pleasure Systems, the solo electronic project of Clarke from The Washboard Abs. Terraform takes the project into a place that sparkles and pops in digital melancholic bliss. A masterpiece in synth waves, pitch shifts, glitches, and stutters, all covered in pop song dreams.

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Psych-folk cabaret from the mind of Olympia composer Jeff Shannon. Surprising arrangements and dream-logic lyrics in soundscapes of uncommon textures. Sinisterly absurd. Infectiously unusual.

Hand-stamped covers with a hand-cut stamp by Jillian Chaplain. Tapes are protected with a (removable) bandage. Paper insert with short poetic-prose essay on the There Will Be Casualties concept (emotional bandages, the armor of habitual protection, a mask of disguise or defense)...[ continued ]

A tribute album to lo-fi bedroom folk pioneer Linda Smith. A much-deserved 19-track compilation with covers and interpretations from Rose Melberg, Christina Scheneider, Silly Pillows, Keel Her, and many more.

Released on Lost Sound Tapes. Listen on Bandcamp.

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The 12 songs on Through Tough Thoughts serve as postcards from the road. Tales of leaving and returning. Small epics about failure and hope-in-the-face-of-adversity. 

Jordan O'Jordan's songwriting has never been more intricate or wise. Lyrical complexity that echoes albums like Joanna Newsom's Have One on Me, Songs: Ohia's The Magnolia Electric Co., and Mirah's Changing Light...[ continued ] Jordan O'Jordan- A Lonely Road

Seven power pop anthems from long-running Australian band, The Cannanes. Sounds like nothing else. Recorded in Olympia in the mid-90s and released on Yoyo Recordings.

The Cannanes- Pillows

Long-running Portland freak-folk band Pelican Ossman returns with their best yet. The Touchstone is a perfectly bizarre record of experimental garage pop with odd rhythms and group sing-alongs. 

Released through Ewe of Now Recordings. On handsome yellow cassettes. Listen on Bandcamp.

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Pelican Ossman- The Touchstone

Out today! Dao Strom’s Traveler’s Ode is an interwoven series of textured, ethereal song-poems. Atmospheric yet weighted, minimalist yet lush, the album combines voice, electronics, piano, guitars, and field recordings from sources such as rivers, sea, jungle, and birds to create a deeply emotive song-cycle that explores themes of displacement, diaspora, and hauntings.

Echoing the work of artists like Tara Jane O'Neil, Grouper, Black Belt Eagle Scout, and Tiny Vipers...[ continued ]

Otherworldly hammered dulcimer lushness. Surprising, largely instrumental, with splashes of Dorothy Carter's mystical Malvina Reynolds-esque vocals.

Smartly hand-printed and designed. Released on Why the Tapes Play Records. 

Last two copies! Seattle’s own Shenandoah Davis works her magic on a Paleo song and a Shelby Sifers song. Nothing could be wrong with this. Hand numbered and complete with digital download card.

Listen on Bandcamp.

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