Seattle Sound

Album of the Month: S's 'Cool Choices'

Get wrapped up in the melancholy of the year's best breakup record.

09/30/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Chris Staples's 'American Soft'

Chris Staples explored the catchy side of tranquility in August

09/08/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Shabazz Palaces' 'Lese Majesty'

The Sub Pop hip-hop returned in July to take us on another cosmic voyage

08/01/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Say Hi's 'Endless Wonder'

Eric Elbogen manages to make low-key electronic rock seem both funky and mature.

06/30/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Kairos's Self-Titled EP

Lena Simon layers lush dream pop sounds on her debut solo record.

06/05/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Kris Orlowski's 'Believer'

The singer-songwriter's new record expands his sound while maintaining his optimistic spirit.

04/30/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Iska Dhaaf's 'Even the Sun Will Burn'

The duo's full length debut made for a rocking (and melancholy) March.

04/01/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Tacocat's 'NVM'

Seattle's funnest band is at it again.

02/28/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Dude York's 'Dehumanize'

Dude York's lively LP highlights a January chock full of great new Seattle tunes.

02/03/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: The Physics's 'Digital Wildlife'

The Physics takes risks with its latest (free) album.

12/31/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Mansions' 'Doom Loop'

Mansions might not feel fully at home in Seattle, but its angst-driven fuzz rock certainly does.

12/03/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: La Luz's 'It's Alive'

On its first LP, La Luz offers up surf rock that suits Seattle.

10/30/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Andy Fitts's 'Smoky Wilds'

One of Seattle's best backing musicians steps into the spotlight.

09/30/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: The Trouble Starts' 'East'

A belated look at a choice local alt-rock offering from August.

09/17/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Shelby Earl's 'Swift Arrows'

With a mature, seasoned sound, this is Earl's coming-of-age album.

07/31/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Sean Nelson's 'Make Good Choices'

The former Harvey Danger frontman is as witty as ever.

06/28/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: We Are Loud Whispers' 'Suchness'

Seattleite Sonya Westcott and Japan's Ayumu Haitani exchange emails to create a soothing electropop album.

05/31/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Vox Mod's 'Syn-Æsthetic'

Vox Mod whisks listeners away to otherworldly electronic realms.

04/30/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Pickwick's 'Can't Talk Medicine'

Seattle's best soul band finally has the album to prove it.

03/29/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Album of the Month: Ivan and Alyosha's 'All the Times We Had'

The sweet harmonies and folk-pop polish on this Seattle debut have the group poised for a breakout.

02/28/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld