On his debut solo effort, the Darto member reckons with the music of his youth and shapes them into something progressive, both musically and thematically
The Issaquah singer/songwriter vacillates between squall and sparsity in her detailed and heartbreaking work. Ahead of her Upstream Music Fest performance on Sunday, June 3rd, we take a look at singular and emotive work.
The "Thrift Shop" vocalist talks with Kevin Cole about getting sober and the importance of reaching out for help when you need it.
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.
The legendary R.E.M. guitarist discusses collaborating with Joseph Arthur and the choices he’s made to make room for hope in his life.
On the heels of the 10-year anniversary of Death Cab for Cutie's sixth studio album, we look into the criminally underrated Narrow Stairs.
On their new album, the Portland band breaks their signature post-punk with a hammer and glues it back together with dissonance.
Seattle's own intergalactic traveler and prophet crafts the second chapter in a story seeking self realization
Seattle soul and funk act takes on 21st century dread with a defiant, hopeful message.
Parypa discusses sound proofing with egg cartons, recording "The Witch," and navigating Tacoma's early club scene.
Seattle's rising hip-hop stars Kung Foo Grip recently released 2KFG, their best album yet, and are scheduled to play Upstream Music Fest on Sunday, June 3rd. We reached out to them to chat about 2KFG collaborator Keyboard Kid, performing live, and video games.