Music

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...[ continued ]

Last copy! From the brilliant mind of Evan Hashi comes a collection of homemade dub covers of great Olympia bands, past and present. Beat Happening, Kickball, Margy Pepper, Polka Dot Dot Dot, Cool Scool, Kevlar Klein, and LAKE songs are made anew.

Little Angry's Dubs Olympia is Oly-pop like you've never heard it before.

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Everything is a Miracle Nothing is a Miracle Everything captures the dynamic live-energy rollercoaster of Kickball—one of Olympia's greatest live bands—better than any of their other albums. The starts and stops, the bursts of anger and intimacy, everyone yelling together at the top of their lungs.

Printed on white 10" vinyl, full-color sleeve, and full-color insert with lyrics...[ continued ] Kickball- Fight

Last one + Sale! Joe Capoccia, who’s played in so many great Olympia bands (The Pasties, The Blackberry Bushes, Southern Skies, Oly Mountain Boys, The Pine Hearts, Kite, etc), finally brings us a full length solo effort and it is beyond our wildest expectations. Not the punk or alt-country you might expect, but a nice in between, smart catchy songs that are ready to be played on repeat...[ continued ] Joe Capoccia- The Beach At Night

Sale! Math-punk at its best from Olympia's Duzz. Sounds a little like Neil Hagerty from Royal Trux fronting Unwound.

Released on Reflective Tapes. Listen on Bandcamp.

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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

Sale + last copy! This album has such amazing energy. Like a way weirder version of Good Luck's Into Lake Griffy. Tight, technical, catchy. Hand silk-screened covers.

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Chin Up, Meriwether!- Howling Underwater

Last one! Orchestral math pop, perhaps? Whatever you name it, these seven songs are an absolutely gorgeous combination of cello, wurlitzer, and voices. The latest project from Ephriam Nagler and Jen Grady (Waxfire, Emily Jane White, Adam Stephens). Beautiful cd artwork by Jason Vivona, to boot.

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You Are Plural- Broken Arrow

Skewed historical dance music from Olympia live-hardware wizard, D.A. Terence. The result of delving into the history of Washington State's Hanford nuclear waste site, Hanford Acid mixes otherworldly acid techno with vocal samples from the wake of Hanford being declared a superfund site.

Released on Portland's Fukdup Records, the album comes on a yellow (hazard symbol-adorned) cassette with a nuclear-green case...[ continued ] Hanford Acid- Transuranic Waste

The first full-length from The Washboard Abs. Gorgeous, textural bedroom pop from Olympia, Washington. The beginning of something great.

Limited-edition second printing of 100 clear-shelled cassettes. With cardstock covers printed by Eberhardt Press. Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp...[ continued ] The Washboard Abs- Something New