Music

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.

For the first volume of Why the Tapes Play Records' Covers Project series, nine artists interpret work from Swedish electro-folk band Wintergatan. A wide range of reinventions—from solo kalimba to chamber-pop to oddball electronic. 

Last copy! A reissue of this lost, barely-released 1997 album by The High Beams. Daydream is underwater lo-fi dream pop for guitar and drum machine.

Released by Why the Tapes Play.

Sale! Dear Crone is the latest from Olympia's Woolen Warrior. With its expansive take on sparse Northwest indie folk (think early Pedro the Lion or Damien Jurado), Dear Crone is an album about cycles, about (according to songwriter Sam Gray), "How they exist within ourselves and how we exist within them. The comfort of their continuance and the awe of their indifference."

Featuring musical contributions from Pamela Margon (Tattered Dress), Andrew Dorsett (Lake), Ariel Page, and Jen Grady (You Are Plural). 

The packaging itself is a work of art. On gold cassettes with hand-marbled cassette art unique to each tape. Comes in home-sewn muslin sleeve with hand-printed cover art. Vellum album insert. Limited edition of only 25 copies!

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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.

Christina Antipa never fails to make music that is absolutely stunning. Her songs have a stop-you-in-your-tracks kind of weight that doesn’t come along very often and it makes you wonder why she is not a household name. This album is comprised of 10 songs that never made it onto any of her albums; compilation tracks, beautifully fragile home 4-track recordings, even a surprising cover song.

This edition is limited to 50 copies, hand assembled into little white envelopes, with a vellum insert, and hand-stamped discs. A must for fans and those who like to have something special and limited.

Christina Antipa- Thunderstruck

Sale! Olympia songwriter Joe Capoccia leads The Pine Hearts, a tight folk/bluegrass band that wears its punk roots on its sleeve. New old time music for guitar, banjo, and mandolin.

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Temporary sale! Olympia's Sharkpact make well-crafted, amazingly-full punk songs with just synths and drums. Eight anthems that won’t leave your head or your turntable for days.

Listen on Bandcamp.

Sharkpact- Ocean