Tag Archives: Seattle

Review: Damien Jurado’s Masterful ‘Maraqopa’

One of our favorite albums of 2012 thus far. Read about it at The A.V. Club.


Review: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, ‘Where the Messengers Meet,’ on Dead Oceans

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, Where the Messengers Meet (Dead Oceans)

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band, 'Where the Messengers Meet'

There’s something worrisome about a family band that makes dark music, but it works for young Seattle quintet Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band.

Grade: B (via The A.V. Club)

Roundup: 4AD Signs Ariel Pink, Kenny G + Beck?!, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Release Holiday Tune (videos, MP3)

Quick bloggy bits* from around the L.A. underground (and up).

  1. Ariel Pink Signs To 4AD, Readies Euro Tour
  2. Watch ‘Saxx Laws,’ Bizarro Kenny G Take on Beck Classic
  3. MP3 Exclusive: Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band’s New Holiday Song
  4. (all stories via West Coast Sound, via LA Weekly)

*If you like it, then you better put a tweet on it.

Q&A: Tiny Vipers on myths and minimalism

Seattle-based Sub Pop soloist Tiny Vipers, a.k.a. Jesy Fortino, specializes in a particularly dooming brand of barebones folk. Her new record, Life On Earth, is the kind of thing that rattles around your head for weeks on end — welcomely, I might add. Visit A.V. Club Denver to learn just how Fortino creates her haunting compositions, and what she thinks about huge magical castles.