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The unstoppable forces of Lisa Schonberg (Kickball, Explode Into Colors), Allan Wilson (!!! chk chk chk), and Heather Treadway (Explode Into Colors) combine composing talents to create Secret Drum Band's first full length record, Dynamics, an epic of percussion-driven avant-garde. Forward-thinking instrumental music for any occasion.

Players include: Sara Lund (Unwound), Sam Humans, Alison Clarys, and Anthony Brisson...[ continued ]

Store-wide cassette sale! A collaborative project between drone musician Dominic Coppola and musical chameleon Fred Thomas. Soundscapes to get lost in. 

Released on Life Like. 

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Everything is a Miracle Nothing is a Miracle Everything captures the dynamic live-energy rollercoaster of Kickball—one of Olympia's greatest live bands—better than any of their other albums. The starts and stops, the bursts of anger and intimacy, everyone yelling together at the top of their lungs.

Printed on white 10" vinyl, full-color sleeve, and full-color insert with lyrics...[ continued ] Kickball- Fight

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

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.

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Store-wide cassette 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.

Listen on Bandcamp.

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Store-wide cassette sale! 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. 

Listen on Bandcamp.

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Meh
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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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A massive double disc compilation from the first five years of Fukdup Records—Portland's own purveyor of breakcore and electronic silliness. Thirty-seven artists within, including: Eight Frozen Modules, Foxdye, Rokhausen, Heartworm, Hitori Tori, DJ Detweiler, and many many more.

Liner notes fold-out into a mini poster of the cover art. Hand-numbered edition of 315. Listen on[ continued ]

Store-wide cassette sale! Math-punk at its best from Olympia's Duzz. Sounds a little like Neil Hagerty from Royal Trux fronting Unwound.

Released on Reflective Tapes. Listen on Bandcamp.

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