Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Unlikely Friends - We Blast Last! A Love Letter to the Fabulous Bands of the Pacific Northwest - 2019

Each week starting February 8 we'll release a digital "single" with covers of our favorite Pacific Northwest bands. 

We've been recording these songs because it seemed like a fun thing to do, but also because these bands mean something to us. They’re the bands we listened to growing up, or the bands that those bands listened to. They’re the reason we scoured the all-ages show listings in The Rocket every month, and the reason some of us bought guitars and started our own bands. They’re the reason you can draw a straight line through 60 years of Pacific Northwest garage and punk from 1960 to today. Most of all, they just rock! And because imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, these are our love letters to them. 

You can download them for free, but if you'd like to show your appreciation through name-your-price then we'll donate it to the Tacoma Humane Society. 


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Childish Gambino - Summertime Magic (Allure remix) - 2019


Grab your free download HERE

Liz Cirelli & Minski - Dining On Stones - 2019

I fuse the worlds of classical and electronic music into intricate, hypnotic and melody-driven moods – with a pinch of pop accessibility. It’s a blend of electronica, downtempo, dream pop and contemporary classical.

Ness Lake - february album writing month 2019

february album writing month is an exercise where you try to write 14 songs in 28 days. songs are in order by date of creation. 

this exercise prompted me to try writing different genres, collaborate with other folks, and really experiment with my production abilities. 

Kafka Band - People get lost - 2019

Kafka Band presents its new album called “Amerika”. As a seven-member band with the writer Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99 as frontmen, they got inspired by Franz Kafka’s fragment of the same name. The band has also made a music video for which you need special glasses to get into the virtual reality. Kafka Band is currently touring Germany, where they are going to play at a prestigious international book fair in Leipzig.

Friday, March 15, 2019

Super Cassette - Better In Reverse - 2019

Super Cassette, photo by Nicholas Troughton

Super Cassette is an Oakland garage-pop band built around the guitar and vocal harmonies of two brothers. The band formed when Max Gerlock assembled a group to play his solo project, Maximillian, live. Their first show went so well that it became obvious the project should be transitioned into a full-fledged band rather than a solo effort.


So Cruel is the 6th track from “Tsunami Soul I”, and is also the latest single that the band released in preparation for the album. 

The track has an upbeat groove that swims through the chill vibes of the ambient synths and fiery guitar riffs, laying a perfect foundation for the harmony rich vocals that beg the question, “how could you be so cruel?”.

Heyrocco - Destroyer - 2019

NME "angst-ridden grunge of Nirvana, while flecks of Pavement ensure a distinctly nostalgic flavour to these young guitar heroes”
GIGWISE "You know those perfect songs that soundtrack your summer of late nights, romance and hedonism? Well, HEYROCCO have just dropped one”
CLASH "'... darkly nostalgic vibe - worthy of, say, Radiohead's much neglected 'Pablo Honey' full length”

Lady Sometimes - Cosmetic • Plastergaze - 2019

An introspective journey along the shores of shoegaze, a genre that marked the band since the debut EP 'Sursum Corda' and the resounding success of 'Conquiste': here we find once again new eleven gems set between indie rock, dream pop and emo-core.