Author Archives: Gerrit Feenstra

Album Review: Neon Indian – VEGA INTL. Night School

“Change of coast, change of heart”. Last time we heard from Neon Indian, he was changing time zones on the Grand Theft Auto soundtrack. Turns out, now two years later, he wasn’t kidding. The only thing I can think of to make Alan Palomo’s bizzare, eclectic electronic productions any more mind-bending is adding the backdropRead more…

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Live Review: Hinds with Public Access TV at The Vera Project 10/11/15

Some gigs feel like a secret you have all to yourself. The first time Savages played in Seattle, the band had released one song and the room was half full. Half a year later, they sold out Neumos months in advance of the date. The first time HAIM played Seattle, their Neumos date sold outRead more…

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Album Review: Ryan Hemsworth & Lucas – Taking Flight

Working with friends is the best. That’s essentially the mantra behind eccentric Halifax producer Ryan Hemsworth’s project Secret Songs. With it, Ryan has worked hard to curate and collaborate with some incredibly talented individuals to release music in a concentric and life-giving way (plus, it’s all free). Ryan has his hand in a bit ofRead more…

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Album Review: New Order – Music Complete

Is there any band that has defined the sounds of early 80s like New Order? From the post-punk roots of “Ceremony” to “Age of Consent”, and the new-wave brilliance of “Blue Monday” to “The Perfect Kiss”, New Order are the figurehead of an era. They extended their reign through 1993’s Republic, where Factory Records cameRead more…

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Live Review: Got a Girl at The Triple Door 9/21/15

Sometimes, random happenstance can lead to wonderful things – the entire existence of Got A Girl exists as a testament to this. While on set during the filming of the Edgar Wright film adaption of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, actress Mary Elizabeth Winstead got a chance to meet Dan The Automator, who helped BeckRead more…

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Live Review: Little Big Show #13, with Neon Indian, Explorer Tapes, and Aqueduct

Starbucks, STG, and KEXP collaborate once again to bring you the next installment in their Little Big Show series. I can’t believe we are already on #13! Every show in this series does the same thing, each time with a different beneficiary. 100% of tickets sales benefit a Seattle area organization dedicated to supporting andRead more…

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Live Video: Beat Connection

We couldn’t be more excited for Seattle electronic group Beat Connection, who’ve seen nothing but forward, progressive growth over the six years of their existence. From the nu-house leanings of their debut EP, Surf Noir, and the massive pop thresholds of Palace Garden, the band has reached a focal point with Product 3, their newRead more…

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Live Preview: Decibel Festival 2015

I have to remind myself every single year, every time I look at the lineup, every time I hit a single event and walk into work dog tired the next day – Seattle is so lucky to play home to the visionaries that put on Decibel Festival year after year. There are so many electronicRead more…

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Album Review: Skylar Spence – Prom King

Self discovery can be euphoric. Finding yourself can lead to a tidal wave of confidence, and that confidence is infectious. This confidence isn’t based in complete knowledge of the future or perfect success without any mistakes – rather, it stems from an overpowering believe that whatever happens, you are going to figure it out. It’sRead more…

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Album Review: Say Hi – Bleeders Digest

If we’ve learned anything from the fact that teen paranormal romance is now a legit genre of modern literature, it’s that we love relating to the unknown. Or, more specifically, the undead. Eric Elbogen, a.k.a. Say Hi has been keen to this fact since the summer of 2006, when dropped Say Hi’s breakthrough LP ImpeccableRead more…

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