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Led by Anna Burch and Fred Thomas (Saturday Looks Good to Me, City Center), Failed Flowers is an overlooked supergroup of power-pop perfection. This seven-inch is their first release in years, and it's an absolute joy. 

For those that like the early Flying Nun catalog, Sarah Records, Black Tambourine, La Luz.

Released on Slumberland, as part of their 30th anniversary seven-inch series...[ continued ]

Meh
Firsts $3.00

Store-wide cassette sale + last one! San Francisco's Meh makes messy and perfect lo-fi bedroom pop. Distorted bass and bright guitar lines over drum machine beats. RIYL: Love as Laughter, Six Cents and Natalie, and Sentridoh.

Released on Reflective Tapes. Listen on Bandcamp.

 

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Last one! Orchestral math pop, perhaps? Whatever you name it, these seven songs are an absolutely gorgeous combination of cello, wurlitzer, and voices. The latest project from Ephriam Nagler and Jen Grady (Waxfire, Emily Jane White, Adam Stephens). Beautiful cd artwork by Jason Vivona, to boot.

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You Are Plural- Broken Arrow

Store-wide cassette sale! Rose Melberg (of The Softies and Tiger Trap fame) teams up with members of Love Cuts to make an album of twee-punk goodness.

Listen on Bandcamp.

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Store-wide cassette sale! The first full-length from The Washboard Abs. Gorgeous, textural bedroom pop from Olympia, Washington. The beginning of something great.

Limited-edition second printing of 100 clear-shelled cassettes. With cardstock covers printed by Eberhardt Press. Released on Antiquated Future Records. Listen on Bandcamp...[ continued ] The Washboard Abs- Something New

An Olympia classic that shows the early folkier side of Kickball. Huckleberry Eater is an album for lazy days on the porch, and is home to the summertime anthem "Sauvie Island."

Packaged in a hand-silkscreened chipboard case.

Listen on Bandcamp.

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Kickball- Sauvie Island

An introduction, ten acts, and five intermissions preparing for the possible loss of what we have. Guitar, cello, voices, and a ton of little instruments. Indie-chamber-folk, perhaps.

Listen on Bandcamp.

“To sum it up in a short phrase: pure brilliance.” -Fensepost

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Letters- You Make Me Feel (Like the Island Im Not)

Store-wide cassette sale! Chamber folk-pop songs from Chicago theater and film composer Jenn Romero.

Released on Athletic Tapes. Listen on Bandcamp.

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Store-wide cassette sale! Like Like, by Portland's Advrb, is an album in ten vignettes. Relationships, almost relationships, last frost walks, A.A. Milne recitations. Lyric-driven jangle pop in the lineage of Jonathan Richman, Jason Anderson, and Eleanor Friedberger.

On autumnal goldenrod-colored cassettes, with cool reversible covers.

Released on Antiquated Future Records...[ continued ] Advrb- Frenzied Spring

Store-wide cassette sale! Attention Ursula K. LeGuin fans! A soundtrack to the world of Earthsea, as imagined by Colleen Johnson (Silver Shadows, Upside Drown) and Smoot (Maple Rabbit).

Cover artwork by Mary Evans and screenprinted by Michael Dellinger. Mastered for tape by Evan Hashi. A benefit for the Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project...[ continued ]