Music

A tribute to Sun Ra by Portland electronic artist and percussionist J Morales, also known as ABSV. Eight pulsing tracks of experimental Afro-house, interweaving live and electronic percussion, synths, bass, and piano into an instant basement dance party.

Limited edition of 50 hand-numbered copies. On goldenrod yellow with Taino sun images (in honor of the artist's Puerto Rican roots), custom UV-printed at ColorHaus PrintCo in Portland, Oregon.

Listen on Bandcamp.

Last two copies! The debut full-length from Oakland hypnotic dream punks, Silver Shadows. Post-punk rhythmic sensibilities and enveloping harmonies mix with otherworldly shoegaze-esque ambience to create an album too perfect to be ignored.

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A zine-themed punk band with an all-star zinester line-up. Alex Wrekk, Marc Parker, Giz Medium, Paul Burke, and Steve Larder join forces to make zine anthems like "Up For Trades" and "24 Hour Zine Challenge."

Comes with a 20 pages half-legal size zine and a digital download code. Listen on Bandcamp.

Temporary sale! A brilliant album from Olympia cellist Derek M. Johnson. The range between the joyously furious chaos of where it starts and the stop-you-in-your-tracks lush beauty of where it ends is vast, but it works. Along the way there's deep ambience and solo cello, making an album in four distinct parts--one that carries weight and leaves you somewhat stunned.

Comes with a digital download card. Released on Seattle's Aphonia Recordings. A portion of album also benefits Safeplace, an Olympia organization that provides services for victims of sexual and domestic violence. Listen on Bandcamp.

Last copy! Addicting pop music from the mind of Stephen Steinbrink. Fun and interesting without ever being over the top.

Recorded by the ever-amazing Bob Schwenkler at Olympia’s legendary Dub Narcotic Studios, this album has a wonderfully unique sound. Released on Seattle’s Off Tempo label. Comes with a digital download code.

French Quarter- Checks & Balances

The latest in a series of brilliant EPs from Yaara Valey (formerly Indira Valey). Unique, otherworldly, mostly instrumental song-scapes.

First printing in O-card slipcase on white cassettes. Listen on Bandcamp.

The long-awaited debut from Olympia supergroup Guidon Bear. Songwriter Mary Water (Little Red Car Wreck) combines with drummer/multi-instrumentalist Pat Maley (Lois, Courtney Love) and synth-player E. Michael Bradley (Parent Band)—all veterans of the '90s Olympia music scene—to create infectious and subtly complex pop songs about real-life nightmares, boot camps, late bills, and scraping by.

It's an album about being an anti-imperialist in the National Guard, economic fragility, and parenting paycheck to paycheck. An instant classic.

Available on cassette and CD, both come with digital download codes. Released on Antiquated Future Records, in collaboration with Yoyo Recordings. Listen on Bandcamp.

A benefit compilation full of gifts: synth-pop, bedroom-folk, post-punk, hip-hop, electro-pop, and many things in between.

With songs from: Interminable, Lauren Napier, Attia Taylor, Inletts, REMOTE / CONTROL, ConcernedApe, MC Lars, Tall Tall Trees, little stray, Avery Cerulean, and Emily Bate.

All profits from the sales will benefit Womanly. Womanly Magazine provides accessible health information to women and non-binary people through visual and literary art.

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Led by Anna Burch and Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good to Me, City Center), Failed Flowers is an overlooked supergroup of power-pop perfection. This seven-inch is their first release in years, and it's an absolute joy. 

For those that like the early Flying Nun catalog, Sarah Records, Black Tambourine, La Luz.

Released on Slumberland, as part of their 30th anniversary seven-inch series. Comes with digital download code. Distributed by Life Like Tapes. Listen on Bandcamp.

A wild new album from long-running West Coast electronic artist Whatever Your Heart Desires (AKA: Th' Mole). Featuring guest vocals from Kool Keith and Myka 9 (Freestyle Fellowship)!?! Experimental juke hip-hop? 

Released on Portland's own Fukdup Records. Listen on Bandcamp.