2011 Top Ten List Spotlight: The Audioasis Team

Audioasis on KEXP

photo credit: Christopher Nelson

Every Saturday night from 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 The Head and The Heart The Head and The Heart Sub Pop
2 Blue Sky Black Death Noir Fake Four Inc.
3 Death Cab For Cutie Codes and Keys Atlantic
4 Fleet Foxes Helplessness Blues Sub Pop
5 Screaming Trees Last Words: The Final Recordings Sunyata
6 Shabazz Palaces Black Up Sub Pop
7 My Goodness My Goodness Sarathan
8 Pickwick Myths self-released
9 The Cave Singers No Witch Jagjaguwar
10 The Lonely Forest Arrows Trans/Atlantic

Hannah Levin, Audioasis Host

ARTIST ALBUM LABEL
Helms Alle Weatherhead Hydra Head
My Goodness My Goodness Sarathan
Red Fang Murder the Mountains Relapse
Constant Lovers True Romance self-released
Star Anna Alone in This Together Local 638
Shabazz Palaces Black Up Sub Pop
White Orange White Orange Made in China
The Golden Blondes The Golden Blondes Per Se Records
Don’t Talk to the Cops Going Hammer Mixtape Part One self-released

Sharlese Metcalf, Audioasis Producer

ARTIST ALBUM LABEL
Destroyer Kaputt Merge
Nurses Dracula Dead Oceans
Derek Kelley and the Speed Wobbles Bourgeoisie Marmalade self-released
Seapony Go With Me Hardly Art
Craft Spells Idle Labor Captured Tracks
Unknown Mortal Orchestra Unknown Mortal Orchestra Fat Possum
Oc Notes Medicine/Secret Society/The New Generation self-released
Don’t Talk To The Cops Regular Show self-released
Witch Gardens Alice, Agatha, Branch & Christ self-released
Portugal. The Man In The Mountains, In The Cloud Atlantic

Reese Umbaugh, Assistant to the Producer

ARTIST ALBUM LABEL
Craft Spells Idle Labor Captured Tracks
Don’t Talk To The Cops! Regular Show self-released
Katie Kate Flatland Out For Stardom
Metal Chocolates Metal Chocolates self-released
Noddy Drama + Murder! Dance! Kill! self-released
The Physics Love Is A Business self-released
Shabazz Palaces Black Up Sub Pop
State of the Artist x Ski Team Slopes Members Only
USF The Spray Circle Into Square/Fake Four Inc.
Witch Gardens Alice, Agatha, Branch & Christ self-released

Will Popko, Audioasis DJ Assistant

ARTIST ALBUM LABEL
Pickwick Myths self-released
My Goodness My Goodness Sarathan
Shabazz Palaces Black Up Sub Pop
The Pica Beats Better In Color self-released/Calm Yourself with Corduroy Music
The Golden Blondes The Golden Blondes Per Se Records
Don’t Talk to the Cops Regular Show Mash Hall Records
Sallie Ford & The Sound Outside Dirty Radio Partisan Records
King Dude Tonight’s Special Death (remastered w/ bonus tracks) Dais Records
White Orange White Orange Made In China
BOAT Dress Like Your Idols Magic Marker

Justin Wilmore, Audioasis DJ Assistant

ARTIST ALBUM LABEL
Constant Lovers True Romance self-released
Don’t Talk To The Cops Regular Show Mash Hall
BOAT Dress Like Your Idols Magic Marker
Pickwick Myths self-released
Ravenna Woods Valley Of The Headless Men self-released
Starfucker Reptillian Polyvinyl
Telekinesis 12 Desperate Straight Lines Merge
Witch Gardens Alice, Agatha, Branch & Christ self-released
Strong Killings Strong Killings Don’t Stop Believing
My Goodness My Goodness Sarathan

Ryan Enkema, Audioasis DJ Assistant

ARTIST ALBUM LABEL
David Bazan Strange Negotiations Barsuk
Bryan John Appleby Fire on the Vine self-released
Koko and the Sweetmeats Sacrafice self-released
Virgin Islands Ernie Chambers v. God The Control Group
Constant Lovers True Romance self-released
Katie Kate Flatland Out For Stardom
My Goodness My Goodness Sarathan
Fly Moon Royalty Fly Moon Royalty Sportn’ Life
Strong Killings Strong Killings Don’t Stop Believin’
Campfire OK Strange Like We Are self-released
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