New Music: PHOX Releases New Single “Slow Motion,” Announces Tour Dates

They're the best band you've never heard of, but soon you won't be able to stop talking about them. The band is PHOX (pronounced like "fox"), and they're coming to Seattle soon with their debut record in hand. Originally booked on Sasquatch Music Festival's second weekend (AKA the one that got … [Read more...]

Honcho Discusses “Shake”, The New Song by Head and the Heart

Editor's Note: I've chatted with Honcho before about music and to be honest, it's a wonder he still listens at all. Generally he has trouble getting into most popular music and especially the Americana movement that's so blatant in Seattle right now. So... you might be as shocked as I am when you … [Read more...]

Earworm (Songs I Can’t Forget) — Torres “Honey”

Driving home from a friend's house at 2am one night, a song came on over the radio. Without knowing it, I slowed my car to a complete stop in the middle of a major road in Ballard. "Maybe some other time then, I'll come back again" the girl emoted over building drums. "Honey, while you were ashing … [Read more...]

Navigating new music: 7 degrees of separation

I have a ton of music coming at me every day, just like everyone else on this big ol' globe. When I find good stuff on my own, that's when it really sticks, and one of my favorite ways to find the most random music is by playing what I call "7 degrees of..." Here's the deal, start with a band you … [Read more...]

“Runaways”, new single by The Killers!

The Killers just dropped their first single, “Runaways”, off the upcoming album Battle Scars and it is BIG!! The first album, Hot Fuss, wore the bands 80’s influence on it’s sleeve, but “Runaways” is arena rock 80’s! Big guitars and a bass and drum line that locks in and gallops along with Brandon … [Read more...]

Amnesiac’s Playlist: February & March Mega-list

It's been a little while since the first installment of Amnesiac's Playlist. To catch you up, this series is a playable version of the Shazam songs I've tagged. I have a horrible memory whether it's names of bands, songs, people or pets.  Thank goodness for Shazam and my tags list to remind me what … [Read more...]

IRW Recommends: The Lower 48, Brite Lines, Lower Lights Burning, David John at CCT

Tonight, a little band you might not have heard of, Brite Lines, is releasing their first EP, Make Shift. If you have friends in bands, you've probably gotten a million invites to a million EP/LP/Split/Single releases in the last few months. I have too, but this is the one I'm really excited about. … [Read more...]

Happy Valium Times Day from Honcho the Grouch

From the desk of Honcho the Grouch It’s February 14th and Valium Times Day, whoops Valentines Day is upon us again. Some people think of flowers. Some people think of big fluffy hearts and love songs. I think of love songs too, but I prefer the songs of lost or unrequited love or even full-on … [Read more...]

A Little Devil Never Hurts: The Local Strangers Release a New EP

Ok, full disclosure, we've known Matt, Aubrey, Katrina, Justin and Melissa aka The Local Strangers for a while now. Their music, fun attitude and penchant for adventure drew us to them immediately. Not to mention we saw them every Sunday at Conor Byrne's open mic, so it would have been awkward if we … [Read more...]

Amnesiac’s Playlist: Let’s Get Things Started

I've known for years that I've had the worst memory of any person I've met. This includes the elderly and several head-wound recipients. However, I have never been more aware of my recollection problem because of one amazingly simple, helpful and evil phone app: Shazam. I love music, this is … [Read more...]