2010 Top Ten List Spotlight: The Audioasis Team

photo by Christopher Nelson

Every Saturday night form 6-9pm, you can tune into KEXP’s local show Audioasis. Hosted by Hannah Levin, the show brings you a program packed with in-studios, old favorites and up and coming artist that make up our thriving Northwest music scene. In the background there are a small batch of us who help the show run smoothly and, of course, love the NW dearly. Check out some of our favorites from this year:

John Richards, Executive Producer

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Fences Fences Onto Entertainment
2 The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart Self-Released
3 Beat Connection Surf Noir EP Self-Released
4 Damien Jurado Saint Bartlett Secretly Canadian
5 Head Like A Kite Self-Released
6 The Lonely Forest The Lonely Forest EP Trans Records
7 Mad Rad The Youth Die Young Out For Stardom
8 The Moondoggies Tidelands Hardly Art
9 The Young Evils Enchanted Chapel Self-Released
10 Stag These Times Were Made For All Of Us Self-Released


Hannah Levin, Audioasis Host

Artist Album Label
Absolute Monarchs Absolute Monarchs Demo
See Me River Heroines Don’t Stop Believin’/ Aviation
Black Breath Heavy Breathing Southern Lord
The Head and the Heart The Head and the Heart Self-Released
The Young Evils Enchanted Chapel Self-Released
Damien Jurado Saint Bartlett Secretly Canadian
Hoquiam Hoquiam St Ives
Lindsay Fuller The Last Light I See Self-Released
S I’m Not As Good At It As You Own
The Intelligence Males In The Red


Sharlese Metcalf, Audioasis Producer

Artist Album Label
Mt St Helen’s Vietnam Band Where The Messengers Meet Dead Oceans
Absolute Monarchs Absolute Monarchs Demo
Feral Children Brand New Blood Sarathan
Reporter Time Incredible Holocene
Mad Rad The Youth Die Young Out For Stardom
Frog Eyes Paul’s Tomb Dead Oceans
Beat Connection Surf Noir EP Self-Released
Wild Orchid Children The Wild Orchid Children Are Alexander Supertramp Equal Vision
Ravenna Woods Demons & Lakes Self-Released
Dark Time Sunshine Vessel Fake Four Inc.


Reese Umbaugh, Assistant to the Producer

Rank Artist Album Label
1 Noddy Remora, Remora Self-Released
2 The Posies Blood/Candy Rykodisc
3 Reporter Time Incredible Holocene
4 Mad Rad The Youth Die Young Out For Stardom
5 Beat Connection Surf Noir EP Self-Released
6 Grave Babies Bloodskul Skrot
7 Lisa Dank Danksgiving Self-Released
8 The Young Evils Enchanted Chapel Self-Released
9 State of the Artist Seattlecalifragilisticextrahelladopeness Members Only
10 Head Like A Kite Dreams Suspend Night Self-Released


Will Popko, Audioasis DJ Assistant

Artist Album Label
Damien Jurado Saint Bartlett Secretly Canadian
The Head and The Heart The Head and The Heart Self-Released
Lindsay Fuller The Last Light I See Self-Released
Solvents Forgive Yr. Blood Self-Released
See Me River Heroines Don’t Stop Believin’/Aviation
The Young Evils Enchanted Chapel Self-Released
The Moondoggies Tidelands Hardly Art
Ravenna Woods Demons & Lakes Self-Released
Joesph Giant Joesph Giant Self-Released
Wild Orchid Children The Wild Orchid Children Are Alexander Supertramp Equal Vision


Justin Wilmore, Audioasis DJ Assistant

Artist Album Label
Hoquiam Hoquiam St Ives
Damien Jurado Saint Bartlett Secretly Canadian
Ravenna Woods Demons & Lakes Self-Released
Absolute Monarchs Absolute Monarchs Demo
Jen Wood Find You In Love New Granada
Lovesick Empire The Grind Self-Released
Quasi American Gong Kill Rock Stars
Heatwarmer Heatwamer Self-Released
Black Mountain Wilderness Heart Jagjaguwar
The Head and The Heart The Head and The Heart Self-Released


Guy Keltner, Audioasis Assistant

Rank Artist Album Label
1 The Horde and the Harem Harvest Self-Released
2 Drew Grow and the Pastors’ Wives Drew Grow and the Pastors’ wives Amigo/Amiga
3 And I Was Like What? We Have Nothing Self-Released
4 Mad Rad The Youth Die Young Out For Stardom
5 James Lanman & The Good Hurt Slash and Burn Self-Released
6 Ravenna Woods Demons & Lakes Self-Released
7 The Royal Bear Attack Self-Released
8 The Lonely Forest The Lonely Forest EP Trans
9 Land of Pines Land of Pines Self-Released
10 The Globes Sinter Songs EP Self-Released
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One Comment

  1. Stephen
    Posted December 29, 2010 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    yay Damien Jurado!

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