Author Archives: Rachel L, Audioasis

Audioasis CD Spotlight: Sailor System by Your Heart Breaks

A river of recordings by our very own Northwest artists comes flowing by at a steady current, drifting along the banks of our ears here at Audioasis headquarters. This area of the country boasts talent, but every now and then something special snags on the rocks, coming ashore, grabbing our attention. One in particular stoodRead more…

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Audioasis: Local Music News

photo by Chona Kasinger by Rachel LeBlanc It seems Portlanders Viva Voce have decided to take a much needed break, according to their MySpace blog. Who could blame them, wrapping up all of this in one year: a reissue, Bumbershoot, Capitol Hill Block Party, many other fests, an international tour with The Shins, a snackRead more…

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Audioasis Spotlight: Interview with Ships

photo by Sarah Joann Murphy interview by Rachel LeBlanc Rachel: How did the shoe-gaze, experimental group Ships, comprised of members from The Lashes, Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground, the Divorce, and Heather Duby–a seemingly Seattle “supergroup”–come about? Laurie: This project started in my living room with Jacob playing guitar (all the time) and meRead more…

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Audioasis: Recommended Local Artists Show Calendar 11/30-12/6

How about an OVERflowing week of local goodies? Seattle music fans, Christmas has come early… Friday Nov 30: The Cave Singers @ The Crocodile $10 & 9p After creating enormous buzz here in their hometown, The Cave Singers took like nomads and trekked their folk sounds across the states for in-store appearances. Tonight they’ve returned,Read more…

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Audioasis CD Spotlight: Blicky – Posthumous

photo from MySpace Imagine if Bauhaus and Depeche Mode went on a tour together. The resulting sound blending and coming out of the venues would sound like Seattle band Blicky. Glance over at their MySpace, and you’ll find they credit the two influential bands as having a pull on their styles, among many other electronic,Read more…

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Audioasis Recommend Local Artists Calendar 11/23-11/29

Das Llamas to perform Aviation Records Compilation CD releasephoto by Dan Muller No genre is holding a monopoly over this week’s calendar, which contains some rock, rap, and pop all in the mix. The local music scene is looking pretty vibrant these days, with viable bands playing something for everyone, no matter your preference. Friday,Read more…

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Audioasis: Local Artists Recommended Calendar 11/9-11/15

Friday, 9th: The Purrs (Indie-pop / Psychedelic) @ Sunset Tavern $7 & 10p The Purrs just released their second album, “The Chemistry That Keeps Us Together” at the end of October; come celebrate with the indie-poppers at the Sunset. If you can’t make it out, catch their live in-studio performance next week here on KEXP,Read more…

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Audioasis: Local Artists Recommended Calendar 11/2-11/8

Siberian via their MySpace November has come, bringing into full-swing the tour season. While there are some great out-of-towners visiting, don’t forget about the several fantastic local groups hitting the stage. This week there is a problem: They’re all booked up on the weekend. Honestly, I’m having trouble deciding which shows I’ll be at, andRead more…

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Audioasis: Recommended Local Artists Calendar 10/12-10/18

Has the quickly cooled off weather given you the blues here in the Northwest? If so, don’t fear — this week has plenty of pop and sunny folk to get you uplifted. Or, deepen your chills with the finally released documentary of Kurt Cobain. Friday, October 12th Dept of Energy (Indie) @ Tractor Tavern 9pmRead more…

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Audioasis: Interview with Feral Children

Interview by Rachel LeBlac This past Sunday I had a chance to meet up with current KEXP local favorites Feral Children. The boys have been in high rotation here on the station, and played a show last night at the Crocodile for their new release, Second to the Last Frontier. The five piece are moreRead more…

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