Danny Bland

AVAILABLE NOW! Audiobook for the novel “In Case We Die” featuring chapter reads by Greg Dulli, Aimee Mann, Duff McKagan, Donal Logue, Lee Ving, Wayne Kramer, Mark Arm, Eddie Spaghetti, John Doe, Rob Delaney, Lou Beach, Steve Earle, Jacob Pitts, Dave Alvin, Blag Dahlia, Tony Fitzpatrick, Mark Boone Jr., Damien Echols, Marc Maron, Tom Hansen, John Sinclair, Dana Gould, Lew Temple, Mike McCready, Rachel Flotard and more.  A portion of the proceeds goes directly to MusiCares. Coming September 2013. TO BUY AUDIOBOOK AND LISTEN TO SAMPLES – CLICK HERE. TO BUY PHYSICAL NOVEL FROM FANTAGRAPHICS – CLICK HERE   Book Tour  (more dates tba): July 13th – SubPop Jubilee – Fantagraphics Store – Seattle WA – 2:00 PM August 31st – Bumbershoot – Fantagraphics Follies @ Leo K Theatre – Seattle WA – 6:15 PM September 9th – Powell’s Bookstore (Hawthorne) – Portland, OR – 7:30 PM September 11th – Booksmith – San Fransisco, CA – 7:30 PM September 14th – Book Soup – Los Angeles, CA (with special guests Wayne Kramer, Dave Alvin) – 4:00 PM September 18th – Changing Hands – Tempe, AZ – 7:00 PM September 21st – The Regulator – Durham, NC  – 7:00 PM September 24th – Atomic Books – Baltimore, MD – 7:00 PM September 25th – Random Tea Room – Philadelphia, PA (with special guest the legendary “Paul Bearer”) – 6:00 PM September 26th – Manitobas – NYC, NY (with special guest Mike Edison, records spun by Eric Davidson – 7:00 PM September 30th – Barnes & Noble (Peabody) Boston, MA  (with special guest – Damien Echols) – 7:00 PM October 1st – Bookcourt – Brooklyn, NY – 7:00 PM October 2nd – Quimby’s – Chicago, IL – 7:00 PM October 12th – Elliott Bay Books – Seattle, WA – 7:00 PM Reviews: “Our anti-hero is floating in a tiny lifeboat made of heroin, graveyard shifts & rock music. His companions are two fabulous women; a bombshell who robs banks & a beautifully pale rock violinist who can barely dodge suicide. ICWD is much funnier & more satisfying than any other junkie rock’n’roll tragedy.” – John Doe (X) “Bland is a brutally funny and bravely honest writer. A perfect guide through the bloodshot streets and desperate bedrooms of the underground wilderness.” – Dave Alvin (Blasters) “In Case We Die is beautiful and brutal. The prose are visceral, eloquent and moving. Addiction, love and music in the seedy underworld of rainy Seattle in the 1990’s …  so vivid I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn’t back there again. Danny Bland is a modern Charles Bukowski.” – Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) “In Case We Die is a poetic and elegant journey … straight to the gutter.” – Wayne Kramer (MC5) “Beautiful, literary redemption.” – Exene Cervenka (X) “A great piece of work — full of filth and heart.” – Steve Earle “A suitably Peckinpah finale. Bravo. It has been like a traveling dream state and sometimes familiar look into the abyss.” – Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs) “I am a believer in what Bland has to say. He writes with eloquence, candor, darkness, and humor….the good stuff!” – Duff McKagan (Guns ‘N’ Roses) Danny Bland is one of the most interesting people I’ve ever known. Beneath a crusty, punk rock exterior lies one of the biggest hearts I’ve ever seen. This book? It’s the literary version of Danny Bland.” – Damien Echols (West Memphis Three)     Audiobook FAQ: Available on CD with full artwork – 1 disc – compressed MP3 – (Amazon, Bandcamp)  Available in digital download format – MP3 or WAV – (Bandcamp, itunes, Amazon) Listen to more samples on official ICWD Bandcamp page:...

Shelby Earl

Shelby has a new album called Swift Arrows! Produced by Damien Jurado and recorded inside the Columbia City Theatre in Seattle. Burn The Boats  is where it all started. Released 2011 – it’s one of those records that rules, start to finish.   Buy direct from artist website (www.shelbyearl.com) Buy on Amazon.com Buy on Bandcamp     Burn The Boats – Track listing 1. 22 (You’ve Got Me Undone) 2. Legend Of Persephone 3. Everyone Belongs To Someone 4. Smoke Goes Clearing 5. Beloved 6. Made Of Sand 7. Distant Rooms 8. Under Evergreen 9. Pacific Love 10. At The Start 11. Burn The Boats Pt. One 12. Sing Low   PRESS: Soundtrack Suggestions for Zach Braff’s ‘Garden State’ Follow-Up: Shelby Earl, “Everyone Belongs to Someone” – Rolling Stone “[Swift Arrows]…is an invigorating, bold statement from a singer/songwriter…” – American Songwriter “Album of the Month: Shelby Earl’s Swift Arrows” – Seattle Met Magazine “Earl Avoids Sophomore Slump with full-length Swift Arrows…”- TribLive “Glory On the Horizon for Shelby Earl and “…her masterful sophomore effort…Swift Arrows) encapsulates Earl’s talents concisely, delivering disconcerting truths in a style that’s undeniably beguiling” – The Seattle Times “The New Sound of Seattle: These 3 acts have what it takes to deliver our distinctly Seattle sound to the world”…  – Seattle Met Magazine “This time around, Earl is not holding anything back, nor is she hiding behind anything…” – The Stranger “Shelby Earl’s Swift Arrows is One of the Most Anticipated Locals Records of the Year…she is a songwriter, not a hobbyist with a nice voice and a day job….” –  Seattle Weekly eMusic Pick: “Tart, wry pop, delivered with a wicked grin… – eMusic “It’s clear that Shelby Earl is going big places” – The Sunbreak #1 Amazon(dot)com Outstanding...

Jon Rauhouse

Jon Rauhouse is currently out with Neko Case in support of her kick-ass new album, “The Worse Things Get, the Harder I Fight, the Harder I Fight, the More I Love You”.  Neko Tour Dates: http://nekocase.com/shows/ Jon Rauhouse is a wizard. He is also someone who would tie a bunch of fireworks to his back and put on roller skates if I asked him to. Even though his doctors would be mad. He’s happiest in Liliwaup, WA with his wife Jennifer – recording stuff in his shed out near the Hood Canal.  I love him. I implore you to do yourself the biggest favor and buy all of his albums. Not only does your money go  directly to Jon, one of the toughest and hardest working road musicians alive, but it is the most killer collection of expertly crafted beauty I’ve ever had the pleasure to be part of.     Buy Direct From Artist Website Buy on iTunes Buy on Amazon.com       ...

Visqueen

“Out With A Bang – Visqueen End A Glorious Decade of Rock and Hilarity” – by David Schmader for The Stranger. Read here. “Visqueen Calls It Quits, But Not Rachel Flotard” –  by Charles Cross for the Seattle Times. Read here   “King Me” –  2003 Buy Directly from Artist on Bandcamp Buy on Amazon.com Buy on Itunes   “Sunset On Dateland” – 2004 Buy Directly from Artist on Bandcamp Buy on Amazon.com Buy on iTunes     “Message To Garcia” – 2009 Buy Directly from Artist on Bandcamp Buy on Amazon.com Buy on iTunes       PRESS “The band is so fun; it sounds a little like Neko Case and Joan Jett, and there’s nothing wrong with that.” STEPHEN THOMPSON, NPR naming the album “The Biggest Suprise of the Year” “It’s a warm-hearted, hardworking album, pushed forward at a breakneck power-pop pace by whalloping drums and grinding, giddy guitars, clearly uninterested in wasting any single second of anyone’s time.” RACHAEL MADDUX, PASTE “From the disc’s opening blast, “Hand Me Down,” to its crashing coda 10 songs later, “Jimmy vs. James,” the music is insistent, urgent, thrilling. There are no wasted notes, no flash distractions.” JOE HEIM, WASHINTON POST “A rock n roll triumph.” ARI SHAPIRO, NPR MORNING EDITION “the fact that their third album, Message To Garcia, can win over cautious and caustic critics makes Flotard’s juggling act even more remarkable. Even conservative CNN hails it as one of 2009’s top three records.” MICHAEL BIALAS, HUFFINGTON POST “The crunchy, urgent power-pop of “Hand Me Down” opens the album on a particularly auspicious note, as crunchy guitars and Flotard’s incomparable voice simultaneously destroy and mesmerize.” BARBARA MITCHELL, NPR SONG OF THE DAY “Top three records of the year.” PETER GRUMBINE, LIVE ON CNN...

KRISTY CAMERON

Kristy Cameron is a multi-talented Seattlite by way of Las Vegas. A  graphic artists and craftswoman by trade –  she just happens to come complete with a sweet voice and songs that paint themselves. Her new album BARSTOW TO VEGAS  is AVAILABLE HERE! Check out the photo of her PARENTS riding dirtbikes in the Nevada desert in love here: www.kristycameronmusic.com    ...

CRISTINA BAUTISTA

Cristina Bautista was 12 when her family left the east coast for Seattle. She swiftly made herself a presence fronting teenage pop bands like PAXIL ROSE before settling in as Visqueen’s bassist in 2009. Gold Parts EP was recorded by Grammy nominated producer and arranger Phillip Peterson (Nada Surf, Brandi Carlile) and a luminous cast of Seattle guest musicians, Cristina Bautista has made the Gold Parts EP. A six-song tribute to growing strong instead of disappointed, Gold Parts reconciles the innocence and urgency of youth with the patience and pain of growing up. Listen to this fine lady here: cristinabautista.com   BUY “Gold Parts” DIRECTLY FROM CRISTINA HERE     Press: “a hard-driving, defiant punch of power pop. She’s not taking any sass.” – Julia Mullen Gordon, SEATTLE WEEKLY “an addicting pop record full of guitar-driven melodies, vocals saturated with confidence…” – Megan Seling, THE STRANGER “pint size energy and incredible ease and authority…” – Jason Friendt, SEISMIC SOUND “a powerhouse on bass and vocals with just enough growl to make the songs edgy.” – Lisa Knight, RANDOMVILLE...

Star Anna

Star made a killer record and we were lucky enough help spread the word. Mike McCready and team Pearl Jam distribute this fine album for Local 638 Records.  Star and her band played Pearl Jam’s 20th Anniversary shows o’er in Wisconsin. I was there enjoying a weekend of old friends, killer music and secret barfing into garbage cans backstage at craft services during my first trimester.  Memories…     Star has new records and big plans ahead. Please obsessively stalk her website HERE. “Alone In This Together” – Released 2011 Buy direct from Pearl Jam Here Buy from iTunes Here  ...