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On ‘Being Here Is Hard,’ Whitney Ballen Sings the Existential Blues

“It’s not a happy album at all.”

Big BLDG Records Review Roundup, With Roy Rodgers and Western Haunts

Getting mathy and hazy with the local label’s newest releases.

Dreamdecay Pulls Itself Apart on “YÚ”

An amalgamation of the English word “you” and the Spanish word “tú,” the record lives in two worlds.

Minus the Bear Returns From the Void

With their new album, the Seattle mainstays don’t change the formula, but build on their history.

The Smackdown in Sea-Town

From WWE-Style mutations to lucha libre, Seattle is experiencing an indie-wrestling renaissance.

Big BLDG Is Making the Jump From Music Festival to Nonprofit Record Label

The SoDo-based organization will provide physical releases for up-and-coming artists, for free.

Like the Comic That Inspired Them, Merso Keeps Its Riffs Murky

The band takes cues from Alan Moore’s ‘Swamp Thing’ on its new record, ‘Red World.’

At ‘Home’ With the Exquisites

Punk partners for 20 years, Jason Clackley and Gavin Tiemeyer’s new record looks back on hard times.

The Washington State History Museum Lets You Experience the Origins of DIY IRL

‘A Revolution You Can Dance To’ Revisits Olympia’s ’90s Underground Music Explosion

Chris Staples Wants to Write You a Song

After starting a customizable eBay song-for-sale business, the Seattle musician took it on the road.

Zoolab and King Snake, Possessed by Rhythm

With the addition of two live drummers, Terence Ankeny’s DJ sets go from transfixing to mesmerizing.

No Sleaze, All Squeeze

Seattle label Suicide Squeeze has lasted two decades by treating artists like family, not business.

Renton-based Keyboard Kid Is #Based

Aside from his appearance on Clams Casino’s debut LP, the producer also pumped out two new records.

iji’s Zach Burba Creates Art From the Collective Unconscious on ‘Bubble’

Cobbled from entries in the band’s group dream journal, the new album is fittingly mysterious.

Sloucher’s Debut Rings With Sounds of Seattle’s Indie Rock Past

The supergroup makes a familiar yet bold statement on its debut EP.

Your Heart Breaks Remembers Geneviève Castrée With ‘From Mount Eerie’

Recorded in 2008, the album stands as a document of depression and friendship.

Stephen Steinbrink’s Dissociative Blues

The Olympia-via-Phoenix songwriter reimagines his past on ‘Anagrams.’

Sunny Day Real Estate and Grand Hallway Vocalists Unite at the EMP

Tomo Nakayama and Jeremy Enigk perform together this weekend, an especially apt pairing.

Seattle’s Top Five Transit-Accessible Summer Spots

Just because you don’t have a car doesn’t mean summer is lost.

Car Seat Headrest’s Post-Teen Punk

Will Toledo Delivers the Rage of Youth With Years of Wisdom