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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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THEESatisfaction - And That’s Your Time

October 8th, 2013

Today started off rough.  Ears ringing from a badass show the night before.  Missing my I.D.  Missing my card.  An hour and a half drive home with somewhat of a hangover.  Not the best way to open up the day.[...]

Under The Needle: October 1-15

Under The Needle: October 1-15

October 2nd, 2013

Monogamy Party - False Dancers Monogamy Party on Facebook Good To Die Some things just don’t make sense.  One of the things that makes the least amount of sense to me is why Monogamy Party is not one of the first[...]

Dog Shredder is now Wild Throne

Dog Shredder is now Wild Throne

September 30th, 2013

Dog Shredder is no more.  Well, let me rephrase that.....Dog Shredder is now Wild Throne.  They changed their name but the band remains the same.  I am a little sad because I always thought Dog Shredder was the best band[...]

The Flavr Blue - In My Dream

The Flavr Blue - In My Dream

September 30th, 2013

Generally, the first band scheduled to play at a major festival doesn’t draw a large crowd.  They will have a few devoted fans that show up early to catch an intimate set while the rest of the attendees are filing[...]

Ra Scion - Constant

Ra Scion - Constant

September 25th, 2013

Ra Scion put on one of the many great hip-hop shows that I witnessed at Sasquatch! Music Festival this year.  He played an early set on a small stage but that didn’t matter.  The crowd was clearly feeling his vibe.[...]

Grenades - Dead Air

Grenades - Dead Air

September 13th, 2013

Grenades have been tearing up the PNW supporting their excellent Heaven Is Empty.  Check out their video for the track “Dead Air” below.  If you see those chrome faced bastards in town make sure to avenge the band (I bet[...]

Under The Needle: Sept 1-15

Under The Needle: Sept 1-15

September 6th, 2013

Dead - Idiots Label Page Eolian Empire I absolutely love Melbourne.  It may be one of my favorite cities I have visited throughout my travels.  Grisl has shared some reasons to love this city in the past including: an awesome place[...]

Under The Needle: Aug 16-31

Under The Needle: Aug 16-31

August 16th, 2013

Lord Dying - Summon The Faithless Facebook Page Relapse Records Lord Dying definitely get the award for best album cover of the year so far.  This Portland metal band is also making a case for best album of the year with[...]

Under The Needle: August 1-15

Under The Needle: August 1-15

August 1st, 2013

In the Pacific Northwest you have to make the most of summer.  The weather is absolutely beautiful and we only get about 3 months (if we are lucky) to enjoy it.  Therefore, July was a month to be outside and[...]

Gaytheist - “Stomach Pains

Gaytheist - “Stomach Pains"

July 30th, 2013

If you have looked at Grisl at all over the last year and a half you know we love us some Gaytheist.  These three guys based out of Portland, OR really know how to get us going.  Their album Hold Me...But[...]

Monogamy Party - Crimes

Monogamy Party - Crimes

July 16th, 2013

The only problem that I had with Monogamy Party’s Pus City is that it was just too damn short.  It left me wanting more and more.  I guess that is a good thing though (just the tip).  No worries though, the[...]

Under The Needle: June 1-15

Under The Needle: June 1-15

June 4th, 2013

Gaytheist -- Hold Me...But Not So Tight Gaytheist on Facebutt Good To Die Records Tim Hoff (bass), Nick Parks (drums) and Jason Rivera (vocals/lyrics, guitar) are the fellows responsible for creating our favorite album of 2012, Stealth Beats.  They have figured[...]

Grenades In Bellingham 5/31!

Grenades In Bellingham 5/31!

May 30th, 2013

You would think that after 5 days of partying and shows at Sasquatch would deter me from doing anything concert related for a while, right?  WRONG!  Grenades is coming to Bellingham to play a show at The Shakedown tomorrow night![...]

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Shevils - "Shivers"

August 21st, 2014

Our buddies from Norway have released a new single!  Hot off of a successful run with their last full length, Lost In Tartarus, Shevils are wasting no time.  They are due to release another full length in the spring of[...]

Nocando -

Nocando - "Lucid Dream"

August 18th, 2014

Nocando has released the video for the Dam Funk produced track "Lucid Dream".  This is the perfect way to start off the work week.  Smooth, funky and full of cool colors.  If you haven't already, make sure to get his[...]

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[...]

No Place Like Home With Teeph

No Place Like Home With Teeph

June 11th, 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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Caribou - "Can't Do Without You"

June 3rd, 2014

Mr. Dan Snaith is a genius.  Caribou is his main platform to share his genius with the world.  It is an ever changing entity.  I have seen this band with as little as three people on stage at Chop Suey,[...]

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[...]

No Place Like Home With Shevils

No Place Like Home With Shevils

March 29th, 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[...]

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[...]

clipping. -

clipping. - "Work Work"

March 11th, 2014

Great news everybody *Professor Farnsworth voice* clipping.'s Sub Pop debut is being released on June 10th! In the Sub Pop announcement they say: "The album sounds like a creature from the twisted mind of Dr. Moreau–a living, mutated audio experiment comprised of[...]

No Place Like Home with Qui

No Place Like Home with Qui

March 5th, 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[...]

Fight Amp - Fly Trap

Fight Amp - Fly Trap

March 2nd, 2014

The music video for Fight Amp's track "Fly Trap" is perfect.  The character from their Birth Control album cover comes to life in some neat animation.  There is also live footage of the band doing their thing.  If for some[...]

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[...]

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Data Garden: PANGS OF THE IDEALIST – GUEST MIX BY DISASTERPEACE

February 13th, 2014

Data Garden is a label that has a pretty cool mission.  They claim to encourage the discovery of electronic music through the windows of history, science and community.  They also are attempting to redefine traditional music distribution.  When I purchased The[...]

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[...]

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Nick Reinhart - Scary Sounds

October 28th, 2013

Happy Halloween from the guitar/pedal wizard of Tera Melos.  Nick Reinhart released this spooky piece of work in the hopes that you will use it in celebration of Halloween.  He requests that you play it at parties or on porches[...]

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[...]

Bardus - Solus

Bardus - Solus

October 9th, 2013

That image above, my friends, is a genuine Maladroid.  Well, at least that is what the interweb told me.  Apparently, I was not a large enough fan of Transformers (unless Wikipedia is lying to me) because: "Maladroids were a Decepticon subfaction led[...]

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THEESatisfaction - And That’s Your Time

October 8th, 2013

Today started off rough.  Ears ringing from a badass show the night before.  Missing my I.D.  Missing my card.  An hour and a half drive home with somewhat of a hangover.  Not the best way to open up the day.[...]

Under The Needle: October 1-15

Under The Needle: October 1-15

October 2nd, 2013

Monogamy Party - False Dancers Monogamy Party on Facebook Good To Die Some things just don’t make sense.  One of the things that makes the least amount of sense to me is why Monogamy Party is not one of the first[...]