Wooden Shjips' fifth studio album possesses a calm and levity which belies the near-apocalyptic summer which inspired it. Frontman Ripley Johnson spoke to KEXP about V. and the psychic healing of making music when the world around you is quite literally on fire.
On their new album, the Portland band breaks their signature post-punk with a hammer and glues it back together with dissonance.
Music is more often than not the soundtrack to – and relief from – some of the hardest moments in our lives. Martin Douglas describes how listening to Grouper got him through a very tough decade.
After over a dozen full-length albums, Damien Jurado is still crafting impeccably written songs about both small and vast spaces and the people who occupy them. Listen to The Horizon Just Laughed in its entirety tomorrow at 8:30am on the Morning Show with John Richards.
On her tenth full-length album, the Portland singer/songwriter explores issues of safety and security through the imagery and beauty of her songwriting.