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The long-awaited debut from Olympia supergroup Guidon Bear. Songwriter Mary Water (Little Red Car Wreck) combines with drummer/multi-instrumentalist Pat Maley (Lois, Courtney Love) and synth-player E. Michael Bradley (Parent Band)—all veterans of the '90s Olympia music scene—to create infectious and subtly complex pop songs about real-life nightmares, boot camps, late bills, and scraping by...[ continued ]

Put simply: This is the Jordan O’Jordan masterpiece we have all been waiting for. His remarkable power of appealing to most everybody is at it’s full glory here--big layers of vocal harmonies mix with stripped down banjo songs, reinterpretations of Appalachian folk tales, snaps, foot stomps, drum machine barber shop numbers, and even a hazed out shoegaze song in the form of a traditional (?!)...[ continued ] Jordan O' Jordan- Lever, Leave Here

From the brilliant mind of Evan Hashi comes a collection of homemade dub covers of great Olympia bands, past and present. Beat Happening, Kickball, Margy Pepper, Polka Dot Dot Dot, Cool Scool, Kevlar Klein, and LAKE songs are made anew.

Little Angry's Dubs Olympia is Oly-pop like you've never heard it before.

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Last copy! Pulsing, meditative ambient-pop songs from Sean Conrad (Gkfoes Vjgoaf, Inner Islands). Shimmery layers of sound, chants, and gorgeous vocals from Rosa Beach-Mason.

Comes with a 36 page full-color zine of photography and lyrics from the album. Listen on Bandcamp.

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​Last one! Elliptical World is Maxi's World latest pop-punk/power-pop gem.

Released on Reflective Tapes. Listen on Bandcamp.

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A collaborative project between drone musician Dominic Coppola and musical chameleon Fred Thomas. Soundscapes to get lost in. 

Released on Life Like. 

Last one + Sale! Joe Capoccia, who’s played in so many great Olympia bands (The Pasties, The Blackberry Bushes, Southern Skies, Oly Mountain Boys, The Pine Hearts, Kite, etc), finally brings us a full length solo effort and it is beyond our wildest expectations. Not the punk or alt-country you might expect, but a nice in between, smart catchy songs that are ready to be played on repeat...[ continued ] Joe Capoccia- The Beach At Night

Last copy! The kind of power-pop album that doesn't come around every day. Nods to Billy Bragg, Jonathan Richman, Nick Lowe, and decades of heartbreak pop. With guest appearances by members of Iji, Mommy Long Legs, and many other PNW all-stars.

Listen on Bandcamp.

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Temporary Sale! On Feel Gud Tunes, Seattle (by way of Athens) duo Appalachian Yard Art throw the folk out of their psych and prove themselves masters of the space jam.

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Fingertips is an underwater affair—futuristic nostalgia, cheap earplugs at the rave, worn-out cassettes playing recordings of church organs over a pulsing kick drum. As reminiscent of sound collage as pop music. 

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