[Kevin] A mix of insanely good northwest bands, spanning Washington and Oregon. Nothing heavy.
[Kevin] Winter’s a great time for a mix of northwest bands. These mostly span Washington and Oregon. Not all songs are what they seem, so before you write something off, give it a listen.
I started off just trying to round up enough Pacific Northwest bands to make a mix, but I ended up with way too many original, insanely good songs and got turned on to a bunch of new bands in the process. Hope you do too.
We Sing in Time – The Lonely Forest
Good Friend, Yr Hunger – Castanets
911 – Man Plus
Bananas – Blue Scholars
I Say Fever – Ramona Falls
I’m a F*cking Genius – Supersuckers
Black River Killer – Blitzen Trapper
Two Minutes – The Blows
Beep Beep – Big World Breaks (featuring Godspeed, Jerm, Lia Brown & Toni Hill)
You Only Believe Me When I’m Lying – Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers
Little Slickers – The Globes
Better Than Lies – Beehive
Now We Can See – The Thermals
Wall of a Song – The Whore Moans
Ward – Visqueen
Clear as Day – North Twin
Otherside – Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
The Wanting Comes in Waves/Repaid – The Decemberists
If you like any of these bands be sure to support them by downloading their music or picking up a CD, and check them out when they tour near you. Special thanks to KEXP in Seattle for great podcasts…check them out and support KEXP, their releases, and/or the music you love.
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“People with RLS feel uncomfortable sensations in their legs, especially when sitting or lying down, accompanied by an irresistible urge to move about.” Like they got ants in their pants and they just gotta dance? “…often described by people as burning, creeping, tugging, or like insects crawling inside the legs.” So, that’s a yes.
Am I really going to mock what I’m sure is a severely inconvenient affliction, just for a title for this post? Of course not. Well, maybe a bit.
These are the kinds of songs that interface directly with your nervous system. Prepare for a case of happy feet.
- Andrew Vincent and the Pirates – Bahamas
- Glittertind – Flaumen Gar, I Norge er Var
- OOIOO – uma
- Cloak/Dagger – JC Pays the Bills
- Thomas Dolby – The Key to Her Ferrari
- The Mountain Goats – Palmcorder Yajna
- The Thermals – Pillar of Salt
- The Slackers – Peculiar
- Clutch – 10,000 Witnesses
- Primus – Mr. Knowitall
- Return to Forever – Sofistifunk
- The Cure – Why Can’t I Be You
- Les Savy Fav – Dishonest Dan, Pt. 2
- The Dismemberment Plan – Girl O’Clock
- The Buzzcocks – Oh Shit
- Mojo Nixon – Girlfriend in a Coma
- Gitfiddle Jim – Paddlin’ Madeline blues
- The Big Bopper – Chantilly Lace
- Bad Brains – I Against I
- Fishbone – Housework
note: there’s a bit of a glitch in the Mojo Nixon track and I apologize for that. Also, I’ll work on getting my voice levels higher for the next one.