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UNDER THE NEEDLE JULY 2015

UNDER THE NEEDLE JULY 2015

July 30th, 2015

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

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GAYTHEIST​/​BABY GURL EP

May 6th, 2015

NEW GAYTHEIST MUSIC!!!!  That is how my morning started yesterday when they unleashed their split with Salt Lake City's Baby Gurl.  These two songs from each band will have you hitting repeat for days.  I have to admit, this is[...]

Blood Drugs Record Release Show

Blood Drugs Record Release Show

April 21st, 2015

This Friday is the record release show for Seattle's Blood Drugs. Blood Drugs are the newest addition to Good To Die Records and GTD continues the tradition of only signing bands that are REALLY good live. They recently aired a[...]

Wild Throne - War Is A Romance

Wild Throne - War Is A Romance

March 24th, 2015

Been curious about what Bellingham's favorite shredders have been doing since they dropped the incredible Blood Maker EP last year?  They have been dedicating their time to crafting one of the most anticipated full lengths of 2015.  That album now[...]

Under The Needle February 2015

Under The Needle February 2015

February 19th, 2015

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

Powers -

Powers - "Prom Song"

February 17th, 2015

Oh my, this video is wonderful.  Seattle's Powers hit me in all the right spots. Check out their album Doris Rising over HERE.[...]

MURMURS LP RELEASE SHOW @ BLACK LODGE 2/13

MURMURS LP RELEASE SHOW @ BLACK LODGE 2/13

February 11th, 2015

Somehow I missed the boat on Seattle's Murmurs dropping an album in 2014. These guys caught our attention with the ripping track "Woof" from last year's Seattle Noise Vol. 1. Now we have the pleasure of hearing a full length[...]

CYBERNE - POZES 腐絞

CYBERNE - POZES 腐絞

January 30th, 2015

If you look at this site I am going to assume you are familiar with the Portland record label Eolian Empire.  These guys have been pumping out one incredible album after another.  They keep things interesting by seeking out some[...]

What a great year!  Some Favorites from 2014.

What a great year! Some Favorites from 2014.

December 31st, 2014

2014 was a wild ride.  A year full of life changes, amazing albums, exciting sports, incredible concerts and delicious beer.  There wasn't a lot of opportunity for travel this year but we had fun learning about the hometowns of a[...]

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Lord Dying - "A Wound Outside Of Time"

December 19th, 2014

When Portland's Lord Dying is on shit gets serious.  These guys had one of the most underrated albums I can remember with Summon The Faithless.  However, that will not be the case with their upcoming Poisoned Alters.  They have been relentlessly[...]

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Underlords Take Acid - Nite Time Rite Time

December 10th, 2014

This kinda afternoon.  Hope there is more gooey psychedelia from this Eolian Empire unit in the near future. [...]

Under The Needle October 2014

Under The Needle October 2014

October 21st, 2014

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

No Place Like Home With Tacos!

No Place Like Home With Tacos!

October 15th, 2014

One of our initial intentions for Grisl was that it would be used as a travel guidebook filled with recommendations from people who have been outside and around the block. For many reasons, this portion of the site has been[...]

Eagles And Aliens -

Eagles And Aliens - "EMV"

August 6th, 2014

It's good to see the fellas from Seattle's Eagles And Aliens putting stuff out into the world again.  Back in 2012 we got a taste with their demos that were uploaded on Bandcamp (check out HERE).  Our excitement levels were[...]

New Lungs - Reviver EP

New Lungs - Reviver EP

July 25th, 2014

[Photo taken from New Lungs' Facebook]   To the untrained eye the photo above may appear to be some young indie band playing a small park performance on a sunny day.  Well, they are a young indie band but that there is[...]

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Doomed & Stoned in Portland

July 21st, 2014

During the summer months it is extremely difficult to continue posting material on Grisl consistently.  We have to take advantage of this amazing weather when we can in the Pacific Northwest.  There is one music website that I have noticed[...]

Bali Girls' Bellingham Album Release Show!

Bali Girls' Bellingham Album Release Show!

May 28th, 2014

The new album from Seattle's Bali Girls, Dead Reckoning West, was made available for streaming/purchase on bandcamp yesterday.  The four tracks clock in at just under 40 minutes in length.  The music created by this long running band should be[...]

This T-Shirt Is A Record: Seattle Noise Volume 1

This T-Shirt Is A Record: Seattle Noise Volume 1

May 19th, 2014

The Seattle music scene is a healthy, ever-growing entity.  There are all types of music being created in the Emerald City.  Whatever taste you may have, there is something out there for you.  However, you are doing yourself a disservice[...]

Under The Needle: May 2014

Under The Needle: May 2014

May 15th, 2014

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

No Place Like Home With Survival Knife

No Place Like Home With Survival Knife

May 12th, 2014

One of our initial intentions for Grisl was that it would be used as a travel guidebook filled with recommendations from people who have been outside and around the block. For many reasons, this portion of the site has been[...]

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Shabazz Palaces - They Come In Gold

May 6th, 2014

Sub Pop announced that Shabazz Palaces' forthcoming full-length Lese Majesty will be released on July 29th.  This is just a couple of months after the release of clipping.'s Sub Pop debut.  Two of the most anticipated hip-hop albums of 2014 are being[...]

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Powers - Demo 2014

April 23rd, 2014

I am an extremely lucky guy.  The Shakedown (Bellingham) books so many excellent shows that otherwise I would have to travel to Seattle to see.  Not only do they fill a huge chunk of my live music needs, their main[...]

No Place Like Home With Constant Lovers

No Place Like Home With Constant Lovers

April 3rd, 2014

One of our initial intentions for Grisl was that it would be used as a travel guidebook filled with recommendations from people who have been outside and around the block. For many reasons, this portion of the site has been[...]

Manatee Commune -

Manatee Commune - "Brush"

April 1st, 2014

Bellingham's Manatee Commune is a one-man soundscape making machine.  If you have ever seen him in action you know what I mean.  The sounds he creates are beautiful and today I was in the mood for something pretty.  The video[...]

Stereo Creeps -

Stereo Creeps - "Volcano Dweller"

March 21st, 2014

Stereo Creeps were unknown to me until a couple of days ago when The Valley (@valleyseattle) tweeted out a promo video for their upcoming album.  The album will be released on the band's own label, Deepskull Records.  The promo video[...]

No Place Like Home with Prizehog

No Place Like Home with Prizehog

March 19th, 2014

One of our initial intentions for Grisl was that it would be used as a travel guidebook filled with recommendations from people who have been outside and around the block. For many reasons, this portion of the site has been[...]

Under The Needle: March 2014

Under The Needle: March 2014

March 14th, 2014

Wild Throne - Blood Maker Wild Throne on Facebook Brutal Panda This Bellingham, WA trio have really done it this time.  Their Brutal Panda debut, Blood Maker, contains three tracks of adrenaline pumping rock music that makes me proud to live in[...]

Under The Needle: February 2014

Under The Needle: February 2014

February 17th, 2014

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

Helms Alee Album Release Show 2/1!

Helms Alee Album Release Show 2/1!

January 23rd, 2014

Look at that bill!  Helms Alee are celebrating the release of their Sargent House debut, Sleepwalking Sailors, in style.  They are receiving support from three fantastic bands that also call the PNW home.  You do not want to show up[...]

Under The Needle : January 2014

Under The Needle : January 2014

January 15th, 2014

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

Sandrider -

Sandrider - "Gorgon"

January 2nd, 2014

First post of the new year has to be one that packs a punch.  Sandrider's video for "Gorgon" was debuted last month but we haven't had a chance to put it up on our site yet.  So, this may not[...]

What a year!  2013 was a beast.

What a year! 2013 was a beast.

December 31st, 2013

Another year is in the books.  2013 was full of incredible albums, radical shows, epic travel adventures and many good eats and drinks.  I am thankful that I was able to spend a lot of the year enjoying the things[...]

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Fresh Espresso - On!

December 26th, 2013

In the Seattle hip-hop community, Fresh Espresso are fan favorites.  Their live shows include top notch DJ skills and live drumming to go along with P Smoov and Rik Rude's dynamic abilities to bring the party at the mic.  It has[...]

X Suns - The Greys

X Suns - The Greys

December 17th, 2013

  X Suns (that is not pronounced as an X, it is a roman numeral) are an instrumental rock band from Seattle, WA.  The artwork for The Greys (released 10/31/13) is fitting.  Try listening to the music and looking at that[...]

Under The Needle: December 1-15

Under The Needle: December 1-15

December 3rd, 2013

Man oh man, so many good albums have been released in 2013.  Just a couple more opportunities to post Under The Needle before the end of the year favorites list will be created.  That is one of my favorite holiday[...]

Helms Alee - Tumescence

Helms Alee - Tumescence

November 27th, 2013

Oh. My. God.  The first track from Helms Alee’s Sargent House debut is available for listening and it is absolutely incredible.  If it is any indication of what Sleepwalking Sailors (Out on February 11th, 2014) will bring to the table I might[...]

Taxa - Resurrection Year 7

Taxa - Resurrection Year 7"

November 22nd, 2013

TAXA are a four-piece band out of Vancouver, B.C.  The two tracks on their 7” prove that they belong in the rich heavy music scene that the Cascadia region has cultivated.  Maybe it is something in the rain?  It appears[...]

Under The Needle: November 15-30

Under The Needle: November 15-30

November 14th, 2013

I took a little hiatus from Under The Needle but it feels good to get back on the train.  Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have presently been[...]

Monogamy Party - Crimes [Video]

Monogamy Party - Crimes [Video]

November 7th, 2013

After watching the video for the False Dancers track “Crimes” I can’t look at popsicles the same.  In this music video, Emily Denton (her Vimeo page is HERE) captured the emotions that come out when I listen to Seattle’s Monogamy[...]

Ravenna Woods - Live Alone

Ravenna Woods - Live Alone

October 24th, 2013

Ravenna Woods will be releasing their newest album, The Jackals,  on 11/12/2013.  This Seattle group has been constantly evolving since they started their musical journey.  They bring you prettier harmonies than Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes combined.  Their percussion is[...]

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No Place Like Home With DEAD

No Place Like Home With DEAD

August 18th, 2015

One of our initial intentions for Grisl was that it would be used as a travel guidebook filled with recommendations from people who have been outside and around the block. For many reasons, this portion of the site has been[...]

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Christian Fitness - 3 Speed Limiters

July 30th, 2015

The second track off of the new Christian Fitness album was shared with the world.  Just in case you missed it we wanted to pass along the message.  This album is going to be extremely good.  If you missed "The[...]

UNDER THE NEEDLE JULY 2015

UNDER THE NEEDLE JULY 2015

July 30th, 2015

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

Despot - House Of Bricks

Despot - House Of Bricks

July 28th, 2015

Just cuz.[...]

Chelsea Wolfe - Carrion Flowers

Chelsea Wolfe - Carrion Flowers

July 3rd, 2015

This video for Chelsea Wolfe's single "Carrion Flowers" has a major True Detective vibe going on. Beautiful and creepy at the same time. I can't wait for Abyss to arrive on 8/7/2015.  You can pre-order it over here --> Chelsea Wolfe[...]

Under The Needle June 2015

Under The Needle June 2015

June 30th, 2015

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

No Place Like Home With Super Unison

No Place Like Home With Super Unison

June 26th, 2015

One of our initial intentions for Grisl was that it would be used as a travel guidebook filled with recommendations from people who have been outside and around the block. For many reasons, this portion of the site has been[...]

Elephant Rifle - Gold Standard

Elephant Rifle - Gold Standard

June 17th, 2015

Elephant Rifle put out a video for "Gold Standard" and it makes me want to shotgun beer. How about you?[...]

Under The Needle May 2015

Under The Needle May 2015

May 29th, 2015

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

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Natural Numbers - "Rastaman"

May 21st, 2015

It is this kind of afternoon.  Get out and enjoy the nice weather we are having here in the PNW.  Even if you aren't lucky enough to have the good weather Natural Numbers will transport your mind to that place.[...]

No Place Like Home With Elephant Rifle

No Place Like Home With Elephant Rifle

May 14th, 2015

One of our initial intentions for Grisl was that it would be used as a travel guidebook filled with recommendations from people who have been outside and around the block. For many reasons, this portion of the site has been[...]

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GAYTHEIST​/​BABY GURL EP

May 6th, 2015

NEW GAYTHEIST MUSIC!!!!  That is how my morning started yesterday when they unleashed their split with Salt Lake City's Baby Gurl.  These two songs from each band will have you hitting repeat for days.  I have to admit, this is[...]

Under The Needle April 2015

Under The Needle April 2015

April 24th, 2015

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

Blood Drugs Record Release Show

Blood Drugs Record Release Show

April 21st, 2015

This Friday is the record release show for Seattle's Blood Drugs. Blood Drugs are the newest addition to Good To Die Records and GTD continues the tradition of only signing bands that are REALLY good live. They recently aired a[...]

The Very Best -

The Very Best - "Hear Me"

April 17th, 2015

This video is beautiful.  Happy Friday everyone![...]

Under The Needle March 2015

Under The Needle March 2015

March 30th, 2015

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

Blanck Mass - Dead Format

Blanck Mass - Dead Format

March 30th, 2015

The Fader premiered this crazy video from Blanck Mass today (SEE HERE) and I felt compelled to re-post it.  On May 2nd Sacred Bones will be releasing Dumb Flesh and I can't wait.[...]

No Place Like Home With Barren Womb

No Place Like Home With Barren Womb

March 25th, 2015

One of our initial intentions for Grisl was that it would be used as a travel guidebook filled with recommendations from people who have been outside and around the block. For many reasons, this portion of the site has been[...]

Wild Throne - War Is A Romance

Wild Throne - War Is A Romance

March 24th, 2015

Been curious about what Bellingham's favorite shredders have been doing since they dropped the incredible Blood Maker EP last year?  They have been dedicating their time to crafting one of the most anticipated full lengths of 2015.  That album now[...]

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Elephant Rifle - Bone Voyage

March 13th, 2015

Happy Friday everyone!  Let us celebrate this glorious weather in the PNW with a track from Reno's Elephant Rifle.  They are releasing their LP "Ivory" via Humaniterrorist Record Collective on May 19th!  You can pre-order it over here --> Elephant Rifle -[...]

Under The Needle February 2015

Under The Needle February 2015

February 19th, 2015

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

Powers -

Powers - "Prom Song"

February 17th, 2015

Oh my, this video is wonderful.  Seattle's Powers hit me in all the right spots. Check out their album Doris Rising over HERE.[...]

MURMURS LP RELEASE SHOW @ BLACK LODGE 2/13

MURMURS LP RELEASE SHOW @ BLACK LODGE 2/13

February 11th, 2015

Somehow I missed the boat on Seattle's Murmurs dropping an album in 2014. These guys caught our attention with the ripping track "Woof" from last year's Seattle Noise Vol. 1. Now we have the pleasure of hearing a full length[...]

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And So I Watch You From Afar - Run Home

February 5th, 2015

Did you have a rough day?  Wake up on the wrong side of the bed?  Step in a fresh pile of dog poo?  Don't get down on yourself, friend.  Just listen to this new track from North Ireland's ASIWYFA.  "Run[...]

CYBERNE - POZES 腐絞

CYBERNE - POZES 腐絞

January 30th, 2015

If you look at this site I am going to assume you are familiar with the Portland record label Eolian Empire.  These guys have been pumping out one incredible album after another.  They keep things interesting by seeking out some[...]

Oozing Wound - Hippie Speedball

Oozing Wound - Hippie Speedball

January 27th, 2015

Ok, finally shaking the holiday cobwebs out and getting back to posting on the site.  Enjoy this new video from Chicago's Oozing Wound: They released one of our favorites from 2014 (featured in Under the Needle) and it is still for[...]

What a great year!  Some Favorites from 2014.

What a great year! Some Favorites from 2014.

December 31st, 2014

2014 was a wild ride.  A year full of life changes, amazing albums, exciting sports, incredible concerts and delicious beer.  There wasn't a lot of opportunity for travel this year but we had fun learning about the hometowns of a[...]

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Lord Dying - "A Wound Outside Of Time"

December 19th, 2014

When Portland's Lord Dying is on shit gets serious.  These guys had one of the most underrated albums I can remember with Summon The Faithless.  However, that will not be the case with their upcoming Poisoned Alters.  They have been relentlessly[...]

NSFW Bonus Under The Needle December 2014

NSFW Bonus Under The Needle December 2014

December 16th, 2014

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

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Torche - "Minions"

December 15th, 2014

Another highly anticipated 2015 release comes from Torche.  This new track, "Minions", really gets me going.  The album is titled Restarter and will be released on 2/24/2015.  You can pre-order it in various formats over HERE. [...]

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No Spill Blood - "White Out"

December 12th, 2014

Sargent House shared the first track from Irish trio No Spill Blood recently.  To say that I am excited for Heavy Electricity would be an understatement.  Read more about the track over HERE.  If you haven't already purchased their 2012 debut[...]

No Place Like Home With Rhin

No Place Like Home With Rhin

December 10th, 2014

One of our initial intentions for Grisl was that it would be used as a travel guidebook filled with recommendations from people who have been outside and around the block. For many reasons, this portion of the site has been[...]

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Underlords Take Acid - Nite Time Rite Time

December 10th, 2014

This kinda afternoon.  Hope there is more gooey psychedelia from this Eolian Empire unit in the near future. [...]

Under The Needle December 2014

Under The Needle December 2014

December 4th, 2014

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

Under The Needle October 2014

Under The Needle October 2014

October 21st, 2014

Just to remind people:  Under The Needle was created as an outlet for us to share albums we have recently been listening to.  These albums are created by bands that deserve your support and money.  I mean, think about how[...]

No Place Like Home With Tacos!

No Place Like Home With Tacos!

October 15th, 2014

One of our initial intentions for Grisl was that it would be used as a travel guidebook filled with recommendations from people who have been outside and around the block. For many reasons, this portion of the site has been[...]

A$AP ROCKY - Multiply

A$AP ROCKY - Multiply

October 3rd, 2014

HAPPY FRIDAY![...]

No Place Like Home With Bardus

No Place Like Home With Bardus

October 2nd, 2014

One of our initial intentions for Grisl was that it would be used as a travel guidebook filled with recommendations from people who have been outside and around the block. For many reasons, this portion of the site has been[...]

No Place Like Home With Alanna Royale

No Place Like Home With Alanna Royale

September 18th, 2014

One of our initial intentions for Grisl was that it would be used as a travel guidebook filled with recommendations from people who have been outside and around the block. For many reasons, this portion of the site has been[...]

2014 Summer Recap

2014 Summer Recap

September 9th, 2014

People have a lot of stereotypes for the Pacific Northwest.  Most of these are centered around the weather, coffee, sports teams and music.  The perception of the Pacific Northwest relating to weather is that it is always gloomy and raining.[...]