The Anacortes Unknown Music Series

In the second edition of the music festival located in Anacortes, Washington, is bringing together some of the finest musicians in the state. Their summer series included bigger names including Grouper, Calvin Johnson, Mount Eerie and Lake. This edition offers more of the same local flair. The Olympia based shoegaze band Broken Water is headlining, while Lori Goldston, a talented …

Cyanwave Conduit Podcast

Seattle-based electronic duo Cyanwave have brought their knack for dub-influenced hypnotic experiments to The CONDUIT podcast, with a curated mix of warehouse-worthy techno and dark, ethereal soundscapes. The mix features artists from across the globe, but has an emphasis on West Coast techno including a few tracks of their own including “Morphic Plate,” which was recently released on Subspec. Check …

New Release: Bilal – A Love Surreal

Last month, soul and R&B artist Bilal released his fourth studio album, A Love Surreal. A veteran in the neo soul scene, Bilal has worked with countless legends from ?uestlove to J Dilla to Dr. Dre. A Love Surreal finds Bilal continuing to evolve as a vocalist and a producer. For his previous album, Airtight’s Revenge, Bilal focused on complexity and turmoil. A Love Surreal finds …

Crown Hill Repeater “argyle chakra”

Each week KUPS will be featuring a free download courtesy of some of our favorite Pacific Northwest musicians! We’re kicking things off with something slightly left of center. Because we can. College Radio. Crown Hill Repeater is the Seattle Electronic Duo consisting of Eric Moon and Collin Snavely. More folks than ever before are making electronic music. Not many folks …

Toro y Moi, Sinkane, Dog Bit @ The Crocodile (2/27) Review

  Toro y Moi (https://www.facebook.com/toroymoi) is a “Chillwave” group originally from South Carolina headed by production master Chaz Bundwick. Chaz started out with just a laptop on his 2010 debut on Carpark Records, Causers of This. Since then he has come a long way by incorporating a band dynamic including a guitarist, bassist and drummer with himself working samples and …

Def Dee & Zar – Zulu Delta

Def Dee & Zar released “Zulu Delta”, a 7-song EP, on Mello Music Group in late January. Relatively unheard of, these two are extremely slept on. Free for download like Dee’s previous project released by MMG, “Cheap Heat”, I feel guilty not paying for it. Zar handles the rhymes on “Zulu Delta”, although Dee does chip in occasionally with some …

Milk Music and Gun Outfit

Milk Music and Gun Outfit are on tour together going through our area. The Olympia-native bands may be similar in origin, but offer different takes on lo-fi, 90s-influenced rock. The bass-guitarless Gun Outfit’s rare approach to instrumentation allows for more focus on the intricate tug and pull between Carrie Keith and Dylan Sharp, who both play guitar and sing in …

DJ AO

Alex Osuch, aka DJAO, is a Seattle based producer whose brand of “Night Bus” (genre used to describe some of the artists off Seattle’s Hush Hush label) makes it easy to foray into the downtempo lifestyle. Sit back, relax, and prepare the mind for his newly released “Time to Stop Waiting” track off the “Show Me the Future” EP from …