Shearwater’s Animal Life

Shearwater vocalist Jonathan Meiburg’s unique voice is capable of evoking a wide range of emotions in a way that is notable in the age of mediocre “emotive” singer-songwriters. Meiburg begins the song “Dread Sovereign” off his album Animal Joy with a tenderness to his words that possesses a strong sense of urgency, and as the song […]

God’s Favorite Beefcake Shall Not Be Moved

This piece is not an obituary or memorial. It is not a news story either. Tragedy affects us all in different ways, and I am writing to try to process what happened in Seattle, Washington on May 30, 2012 and understand how the local music scene was affected by the loss of two of its […]

Liars, Teach Me How To Be A Person

Liars’ blog is a strange video diary of sorts leading up to, but not stopping at, the release of the band’s new album, WIXIW (pronounced “wish you”). Starting back in October of 2011 with the announcements of finding a recording space and a producer, the blog then introduces a number of loops and samples in […]

An Afternoon With Tea Cozies

The Bomber Jacket had the privilege to meet up with two members of the Seattle band Tea Cozies for coffee the day after a crazy, sold-out show opening for Ty Segall. The setting was a neighborhood coffee shop in an old house with a spectacular wrap-around porch. The interview took place outside in the sun […]

All Hail Seattle’s Absolute Monarchs

Ask a Seattle native to describe the Seattle music scene and you will receive half-a-million different responses, a number representing the approximate population of the city. The thousands of people who crowded into Key Arena, former home of basketball team the Supersonics, to see Macklemore play the Bumbershoot Music Festival would probably portray Seattle as […]