Music

Lilac’s Fabulous Technicolor Dreamworld

Lilac’s Fabulous Technicolor Dreamworld

On You Can Call Me Papa, the electronic artist delves into dreams, fate, and femininity.

Lilac’s Fabulous Technicolor Dreamworld
Photo by Robbie King

Stas THEE Boss Wrote the Happiest Breakup Music You’ve Ever Heard

The instrumentals were born amid three relationships, but the lyrics came after they crumbled.

Photo by Robbie King
The Best Local Records We Heard This July

The Best Local Records We Heard This July

DoNormaal, Shabazz Palaces and Heavy Petting’s new ones have layers upon layers upon layers.

The Best Local Records We Heard This July
As Housing Prices Rise, Seattle’s Underground Music Scene Feels the Strain

As Housing Prices Rise, Seattle’s Underground Music Scene Feels the Strain

The denizens of Seattle’s DIY spaces say the new economy is making it harder to host the kind of shows that foster young bands and create space for marginalized music fans.

As Housing Prices Rise, Seattle’s Underground Music Scene Feels the Strain
DoNormaal’s Sophomore LP Is a Sprawling 19-Track Epic Written in Her Own Image
DoNormaal’s Sophomore LP Is a Sprawling 19-Track Epic Written in Her Own Image
Seattle’s Music Scene Comes Together to Block White Nationalist Bands

Seattle’s Music Scene Comes Together to Block White Nationalist Bands

Amid concerns of a growing fascist presence in local clubs, bookers, bartenders, and musicians are swapping strategies to stop hate.

Seattle’s Music Scene Comes Together to Block White Nationalist Bands
SneakGuapo’s Got an Eye Trained on the Future in ‘Guapseason’

SneakGuapo’s Got an Eye Trained on the Future in ‘Guapseason’

The rapper and ThraxxHouse forerunner’s latest is meant to be played loudly.

SneakGuapo’s Got an Eye Trained on the Future in ‘Guapseason’
The Recipe for Seattle’s Best Music Video of the Year? Dogs, Peanut Butter, Mannequin Hands

The Recipe for Seattle’s Best Music Video of the Year? Dogs, Peanut Butter, Mannequin Hands

Heatwarmer’s “American Dog” is an indisputable visual masterpiece.

The Recipe for Seattle’s Best Music Video of the Year? Dogs, Peanut Butter, Mannequin Hands
Ishmael Butler Comes Down to Earth

Ishmael Butler Comes Down to Earth

The enigmatic, mythologized leader of Shabazz Palaces discusses his very human life in Seattle.

Ishmael Butler Comes Down to Earth
Great Grandpa’s Try-Hard Snack Rock

Great Grandpa’s Try-Hard Snack Rock

They may sing about getting stoned and eating Cheetos, but the members of Great Grandpa are anything but slackers.

Great Grandpa’s Try-Hard Snack Rock
Trowa Barton. Photo by Cesar Candelas

The Best Local Records We Heard This June

Music befitting Junuary’s tropical depression.

Trowa Barton. Photo by Cesar Candelas
The Hallucinatory Entity Behind Zen Mother’s New Record

The Hallucinatory Entity Behind Zen Mother’s New Record

‘I Was Made to Be Like Her’ emerged from visions, and charts a future path for psych as a form.

The Hallucinatory Entity Behind Zen Mother’s New Record
Jesse Lopez Is Pretty Fly for an NHK Guy

Jesse Lopez Is Pretty Fly for an NHK Guy

AT YOUR DOOR, the best local record of the year thus far, has its roots all over the globe.

Jesse Lopez Is Pretty Fly for an NHK Guy
Soon, Tangerine will be headed through that exit to California. Photo by Agatha Pacheco

Tangerine Is Growing Into a California Orange

The local indie band is packing its bags and heading to L.A.

Soon, Tangerine will be headed through that exit to California. Photo by Agatha Pacheco
How Casey Carter Went From Selling Mix CDs to Building a Local Hip-Hop Media Empire

How Casey Carter Went From Selling Mix CDs to Building a Local Hip-Hop Media Empire

What started as a high school Myspace page has blossomed into a vital force in the Seattle scene.

How Casey Carter Went From Selling Mix CDs to Building a Local Hip-Hop Media Empire
SassyBlack Swings Back

SassyBlack Swings Back

The R&B/soul singer flaunts a confident, sultry new sound on her new album.

SassyBlack Swings Back
Photo by Sofia Lee

Seattle Moves to the Music During the Block Party at the Station

The annual community gathering featured some of the best hip-hop in town.

Photo by Sofia Lee
Premiere: Hoop Is Drawn to Touch in “Drawn To You” Music Video

Premiere: Hoop Is Drawn to Touch in “Drawn To You” Music Video

The group plays with cacti and candle wax in a tactile visual outing.

Premiere: Hoop Is Drawn to Touch in “Drawn To You” Music Video
‘Solar Power’ Gives Seattle Hip-Hop Its Place in the Sun

‘Solar Power’ Gives Seattle Hip-Hop Its Place in the Sun

The vinyl-only compilation documents 14 artists from the city’s stacked scene.

‘Solar Power’ Gives Seattle Hip-Hop Its Place in the Sun
Premiere: Witness the Debased Brilliance of Raven Matthews’ “SighCo Path”

Premiere: Witness the Debased Brilliance of Raven Matthews’ “SighCo Path”

The tune itself was already a trip, but wait until you see the music video.

Premiere: Witness the Debased Brilliance of Raven Matthews’ “SighCo Path”