Music

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.

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Sharkpact- Ocean

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.

Put simply: This is the Jordan O’Jordan masterpiece we have all been waiting for. His remarkable power of appealing to most everybody is at it’s full glory here--big layers of vocal harmonies mix with stripped down banjo songs, reinterpretations of Appalachian folk tales, snaps, foot stomps, drum machine barber shop numbers, and even a hazed out shoegaze song in the form of a traditional (?!).

Its 14 songs cover a lot of ground, while seeming to create a curious weave, a yarn that will keep you coming back. The album is also hand-sewn by the man himself and comes with two perforated postcards.

Jordan O' Jordan- Lever, Leave Here

Long one of Portland's best kept secrets, Half Shadow makes dream narratives into softly psychedelic minimalist dark-folk anthems. The long-running project of Jesse Carsten (Aboriginal Flowers, Memory Boys), Dream Weather Its Electric Song is a carefully thought-out work (dare we say masterpiece?) of poetic devotionals to the natural world, the subconscious, other realms.

Available on LP or cassette. 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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The unstoppable forces of Lisa Schonberg (Kickball, Explode Into Colors), Allan Wilson (!!! chk chk chk), and Heather Treadway (Explode Into Colors) combine composing talents to create Secret Drum Band's first full length record, Dynamics, an epic of percussion-driven avant-garde. Forward-thinking instrumental music for any occasion.

Players include: Sara Lund (Unwound), Sam Humans, Alison Clarys, and Anthony Brisson. Guest appearances by Marisa Anderson, Brian Mumford (Dragging an Ox Through Water), Aaron Hartman (Old Time Relijun), and Jose Medeles (1939 Ensemble).

Cover art by Richart, back cover art by Aidan Koch. Released on Portland's XRAY Records.

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Last copy! A collaborative project between drone musician Dominic Coppola and musical chameleon Fred Thomas. Soundscapes to get lost in. 

Released on Life Like.