Tony Kay

Cover of Golden Idols' Uneasy EP

Artist Home Video Premiere: “Uneasy,” by Golden Idols

There’s nothing more satisfying than hearing a band really succeed at stretching outside their comfort zone. That’s one of the many reasons Artist Home is elated to premiere “Uneasy,” the new video by Golden Idols. It’s the title track on a five-song EP that illustrates successful sonic boundary-pushing.  The Seattle-based quartet’s prior output has been…

Artist Home Premiere: “Prefixed Image,” by Sylvi

There’s something tactile about the myriad shades of gray draped over the Northwest skyline. They generate an atmosphere that frequently seeps into the music coming from this region. Sarah Feinberg’s voice is a distinctive sound that just feels like this part of the world. It’s a dusky instrument that captures all of the surging layers,…

Indie Label Spotlight: Big Bldg Records

From where I’m sitting, Big Bldg Records is doing the Lord’s work. The Seattle nonprofit indie label, created by co-founders Rob Granfelt, Pete Jordan, and Ben Schauland, was built to give support to great fledgling musical acts. That boost comes in the form of what’s perhaps the most costly aspect of making music: Big Bldg,…

More New Releases from Terabyte, The Dip, Dirty Dirty, and Blue Glass

Let’s just get right to it. The below releases merit your attention. Stop, look, and most crucially, listen. Terabyte, ¥€$ (Qentaro Records): Terra Marotz—AKA producer/writer/singer Terabyte—boasts some deep PNW connections. She called Seattle home for several years, running with this town’s goth and EDM scene. She also enlisted Portland boardman Adam Straney to master her…

Seattle Rock Vets Unleash Love and Fury

Planet, the debut LP from Seattle band Love and Fury, marks a fertile collaboration between two of Seattle’s legit rock veterans. It’s smart but primal, wise but rawly emotional—powerful testimony that a band of functioning grownups can craft riveting, beautiful noise with the best of them.  Love and Fury is the fruit of a collaboration…