In the late twentieth century Olympia had a burgeoning local music scene that erupted in the final decade (known colloquially as “the ’90s”) into a thriving underground music community that was richly expressive, creative, provocative. Here is a collection of ten compact discs released by as many combos/artists who splashed through and delighted Downtown Olympia in that so-long-ago time (and the whole stack is only $15.00).
Dub Narcotic Sound System Industrial Breakdown CD [KLP039]
The first 12″ single released from Dub Narcotic Sound System, a co-release between K and Soul Static Sound (Rough Trade Shop). Wild melodica disco bleed.
Satisfact The Third Meeting at the Third Counter CD [KLP088]
New wave after new wave, but before such a thing was once again “cool”. Haircut 5000!
IQU Chotto Matte a Moment! CD [KLP085]
Undergound dance music by the trio IQU, who filled the floor with feet and the air with transmissions sonique.
Subdebs She’s so Control CD [KLP101]
The Subdebs slam the punk and pop together and drive it through the wall.
Fitz of Depression Swing CD [KLP041]
Olympia heavy and sexy, bursting raw and sweet (dig those crazy overalls!).
Mocket Fanfare CD [KLP070]
Art rockin’ noise populuxe!
Lois Bet the Sky CD [KLP036]
Olympia crashpop diva at her most accomplished.
Jason Traeger My Religion Is Love CD [KLP098]
Why is this fellow in such a posi mood?
C.O.C.O. C.O.C.O. CD [KLP118]
Garage soul rockin’, Olympia style.