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Throwaway Style: Mating Surfaces and the Fractured Post-Punk of Lithics

On their new album, the Portland band breaks their signature post-punk with a hammer and glues it back together with dissonance.


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Throwaway Style: Grouper and the Comfort in Being Sad (Part II)

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.


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Throwaway Style: Damien Jurado Tries to Make His Way Through the World on The Horizon Just Laughed

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.


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Throwaway Style: Purging the Treasure Chest #1

In the first installment of (perhaps) a new series, Martin Douglas has a weird, weird time with three local singles.


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Throwaway Style: Laura Veirs Stays Vigilant on The Lookout

On her tenth full-length album, the Portland singer/songwriter explores issues of safety and security through the imagery and beauty of her songwriting.


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Throwaway Style: An Interview with Kevin Murphy of the Moondoggies

It's kind of an understatement to say a lot can change in five years. Moondoggies frontman Kevin Murphy opens up about the half-decade period between the band's full-length records and the art of writing rock songs.


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Throwaway Style: The Evolution of Powerbleeder

On their new EP, titled G u s h, Powerbleeder master the fine art of not flaunting all of their musical talents simultaneously.


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Throwaway Style: Naked Giants Make Emotional Stress Sound Thrilling on SLUFF

On their debut album, the Seattle trio write songs that make suffering anxiety sound like the wildest basement party in town.


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Throwaway Style: Haley Heynderickx Tends to Her Songwriting With Immaculate Care on I Need to Start a Garden

On her stunning debut album, the Portland singer/songwriter approaches her craft with the dedication and attention many people reserve for their gardens.


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Throwaway Style: Mount Eerie and the Enduring Pain of Grief

Mount Eerie's 2017 album, A Crow Looked at Me, was a stunning and devastating document of loss. On Now Only, Phil Elverum attempts to move on with his life while recognizing the grief that is still -- and will likely always be -- with him.


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Throwaway Style: Sax G Flexes For the Bad Guys on Tomrorrow's New Villain

On his new album, the Seattle producer takes a (not exactly) dastardly turn which strongly reflects the unpredictable, self-governing nature of his career.


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Throwaway Style: The Brief Life and Mysterious Disappearance of Broken Water

Olympia noise-wielders Broken Water formed in 2008. By 2015, they broke up almost without a trace. For his first act as Throwaway Style's new columnist, Martin Douglas surveys the trio's all-too-brief tenure.


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