Someone e-mailed me this video for Dog in the Burning Building –
by this musician named Miles
Kurosky. I loved the music and creativity that came with the
mixed media animation so much that I decided that I had to get in
touch with this guy and talk about it. So I did, click here to listen to the interview on the podcast. (Also on itunes) And by doing so I learned he
used to be the frontman for the band Beulah,
(still not sure how to pronounce it). I’ve since listened to
Beulah but prefer the
music Miles is currently making now. His sound is definitely his
own in the recently released “Desert
Of Shallow Effects” but also echoing similarities with Elliot
Smith, Bright Eyes, Eels, Spoon, and Rivers Cuomo to name a few.
For a debut solo album, its very solid with smooth changes and
diverse sounds that work well with each other. I definitely
recommend it and look forward to hearing it live at the Tractor Tavern
on April 10th.
Definitely one of my favorite
bands out there right now. Not particularly because of their debut
album Oracular Spectacular (which sounds like a Terry Gilliam movie
tittle btw) but because of their Time ti Pretend EP that I bought
later. Uber lo-fi power pop, that at times reminds me of the old
school innovators the Silver Apples. I havent been able to catch
these guys live yet and if you check their website, they dont have
many future dates posted, so catch them while you can.
These Seattle locals sound
beautiful on record and live, caught them last year at bumbershoot
and they were an experience that was only enhanced by the evenings
sunset. I want these guys to play Funeral at my funeral.
Former Ima Robot Singer trades in the
synths for psychedelics and storytelling. “After breaking up with
his girlfriend, moving out of his house, and joining Alcoholics
Anonymous, Ebert began work on a story about a messianic figure
named Edward Sharpe. According to Ebert, Sharpe “was sent down to
Earth to kinda heal and save mankind…but he kept getting distracted
by girls and falling in love.” Its quirky and fun and the bantering
back in forth between Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos. Easily one of
the best debut albums to come out in a while.
Fell in love with this band after seeing the movie Half Nelson.
These guys are not afraid to fail and their songs succeed because
of it. They also have this great video where they bought the
crowd a drink for “Luck Ones” video.
Awseome hipster non black dudes
rapping and spouting rad poetry that tend to lean toward the
obscure and sometimes vulgar.
Nuff said. I recommend :The Hollows>
Powerpop drum heavy dance group from the northwest. Catchy and
kinda ridiculous, but you’ll be humming the tunes in your head for
These guys know how to write
hit pop songs. Some of these guys have produced and written songs
with “Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Kelis and won a Grammy for Best dance
recording for the track “Toxic” by Britney Spears” Fun synth heavy
and ready to make you get your freak on. Seeing them live, you will
most definitely spill your drink in their dance pit.
Saw these guys at last years
Sasquitch. The mix was horrible and at the time I hadn’t heard
their music, since then I gave them a chance and bought their
tunes. Catchy rad powerpop music. I just hope they sound good live
this time around.
Lounge in Bremerton packed a Wednesday night house with
Seattle’s Cave Singers
and The Dutchess and the Duke. It was an intimate stop on a
statewide tour that will also bring the indie folk bands to The
Showbox March 6 to a decidedly larger crowd than the full-capacity
68 who were at Hi-Fidelity.