Tunesday: Trainwreck 1979 by Death From Above 1979

Sometimes time really does heal all. Or I suppose, it lumps enough dust, dirt and leaves over the garbage and pain to at least make it look healed. In the case of Death From Above 1979, we get a ten year time span out of which stomps the triumphant second full length record, The Physical World. “Trainwreck 1979″,…

Tunesday: Dripping by Blonde Redhead

  “Dripping” by New York trio Blonde Redhead, from their ninth album titled Barragán, is this week’s #Tunesday hightlight. As they have since their inception, the group continues its exploration of new sounds as they have ever since they formed in 1993 and I love them for it. Their very name is a juxtaposition, in both how they decided…

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…