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Olympia Library Goes Sub Pop!

Yesterday the Downtown Olympia branch of the Timberland Regional Library played host to Bruce Pavitt, founder of Sub Pop Records and author of the new book Sub Pop U.S.A. the Subterranean Pop Music Anthology 1890-1988. Mr. Pavitt read from the book and spoke about his fanzine form the ’80s Subterranean Pop that is reprinted in […]


Studio News: Structural Improvements

When things slow down here I try to use the time to do big projects in the space. Last month we had a chance to knock out some long-standing ambitions. Our first enterprise was hanging a ceiling mic. We’re all excited to utilize the new high ceilings, but its hard to get a mic up […]

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Charles Edward Cheese Band “Rap Tape”

The Charles Edward Cheese Band are Austin, TX. #1 animal party band. Their new album Rap Tape (Business Deal) is available now at accelerating levels of basement bargaination. View this explanatory dramatization for further details. The Charles Edwards Cheese Band is the brainchild of one Chris Lyons, AKA Gene Defcon, who haunted Olympia for a […]

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Sub Pop U.S.A. at the Olympia Library!

On Dec. 18 the Olympia Timberland Library is hosting a celebration at their downtown branch (313 8th Ave. SE) of Sub Pop U.S.A. The Subterranean Pop Music Anthology 1980-1988. Author Bruce Pavitt and contributor Calvin Johnson will be in attendance and give a brief talk about the book. Calvin, under his nom de plume Selector […]

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Grayskul “Come On”

“Come on”, a tight world view courtesy of Grayskul, from their album Zenith (Fake Four Inc.). Both Grayskul MCs JFK and Onry Ozzborne appear on the All Your Friend’s Friends [KLP255] NW hip hop compilation; JFK on “3D Monocle” (with Bishop, Goldini and¬†Smoke), Onry Ozzborne on “Cynic Syndrome” (with Zikki Carr and Candidt): All Your […]

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Mirah, Old Time Relijun, on Tour (1999)!

Look what Arrington found in an old box in the attic – a photog from the Old Time Relijun and Mirah tour in 1999. Pictured here are Mirah (about to leave on her first tour beyond the West Coast) with Old Time Relijun members (L to R) Arrington de Dionyso (guitar, vocal), Aaron Hartman (double […]

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Ruby Fray “Barbara”

A tale from the cryptic Emily Beanblossom and her Delphian combo Ruby Fray. “Barbara” is from their splendid Grackle [KLP251] album, recorded at Dub Narcotoc Studio.  

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LAKE “Do You Recall?”

The super cool and groovy video for “Do You Recall?” off the LAKE album The World Is Real [KLP246]. What does it all mean? Bustin’ my melon wide open! Scrap iron heaps in my dreams. These LAKE folks freak me out big time. The World Is Real [KLP246] is available now from the K Mail […]

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The Shivas “Manimal”

Live at Thumbwheel in Portland, OR, July, 2013,¬† it’s the Shivas, documented by Portland Media Works. The Shivas album You Know What to Do [KLP252] is out now on K.  

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Kendl Winter “The Sky Is Green” Tin Roof Session

The Tin Roof Sessions are recorded on Sunday afternoons in New Paltz, NY. “The Sky Is Green” is excerpted from Kendl Winter‘s autumn, 2013 session. The song also appears on the Kendl Winter album It Can Be Done! [KLP248], available now from the K Mail Order Dept. Tin Roof Sessions are loosely associated with the […]

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