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.
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.
On their debut album, the Seattle trio write songs that make suffering anxiety sound like the wildest basement party in town.
On her stunning debut album, the Portland singer/songwriter approaches her craft with the dedication and attention many people reserve for their gardens.
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.
On his new album, the Seattle producer takes a (not exactly) dastardly turn which strongly reflects the unpredictable, self-governing nature of his career.