Tunesday: Shake Baby Shake by Gemma Ray

Just like the sun never seems to set on the endless summer here in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest is blessed with day after day of perfect weather, 2014 has also seen a number of fantastic surf/noir/60s girls group influenced releases, and this week, like last, gives us another gift with which to relish these longer days. Gemma Ray…

Tunesday: Inside Out by Spoon

Few things are as soul soothing as music. Outside of warm embraces, the endless blue of cloudless skies or the birth of one’s children, music is the closest thing we have to reaching that other side that we all strive to reach. A good song is one that grounds us, lets us close our eyes…

Tunesday: Vast Space by Gulp

The first of what I hope to be many breezy summer albums for 2014, Season Sun is the debut LP from Gulp, the sunny side up project of Super Furry Animals bassist Guto Pryce and wife Lindsey Leven. “Vast Space” is a danceable track that gets you moving you yet is about as far removed…

Tunesday: Slow Motion by Phox

“Slow Motion” off of the album Phox from the Baraboo, Wisconsin-based sextet of the same name gets my head nodding selection for Tunesday this week. Of course, the first thing you might ask is, “where the heck is Baraboo?” Well, here you go…. Perhaps there is something in the water up there in Wisconsin, or maybe it’s…

Tunesday: Hotel by The Antlers

I’m going to stay quiet on this one so you can listen as immersively as you can. Today sees the release of The Antlers‘ Familiars and this week’s Tunesday pick “Hotel” is an early favorite for me as I think it will be for you too. Peter Silberman, chief songster of the group, continues to channel…

Tunesday: Lazaretto by Jack White

In case you’re wondering, lazaretto is an old term, meaning “a quarantine station for maritime travelers.” But for me personally, definition number 2 for the term should be defined as “one of the best bass lines of 2014 which propels an energetic, funky and quick hitting release from Jack White.” Or something like that. Either way, if one were to find themselves stuck…