Pearl Jam’s members have a long history of advocating for worthy causes, and this year, COVID-19 prevention is one of them. Recently, guitarist Stone Gossard filmed a PSA in partnership with the Washington State Department […]
BTN shares holiday songs from independent artists
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Chilly temperatures and light rainfall did not deter hundreds of people from gathering at the Museum of Pop Culture (formerly known as the Experience Music Project) in Seattle Center to pay tribute to Chris Cornell. “The clouds tonight somehow feel right for an artist who brought us so much dark, beautiful music,” said Jasen Emmons, MoPop’s artistic director, in his opening remarks. In a later speech, Seattle mayor Jenny Durkan referenced the changes in Seattle since Cornell’s youth, but added that the new buildings, booming tech economy, and coffee shops don’t represent the soul of Seattle. “The soul of Seattle is what Chris Cornell knew,” Durkan said. “He pulled from places within himself that were amazing and poured it into us.”
I first came across Ryan Star’s “The America EP” six years ago when it was offered as a free download on his website. Today’s song, “America,” is a song about the resilience of the American […]
Today’s tune is a catchy number from Seattle’s own Sloucher. Don’t let the band’s name fool you; it’s evident from the first listen that these guys put a lot of heart into their music. “Certainty” […]
This week’s tune comes from the Los Angeles based singer-songwriter Phoebe Bridgers. “Scott Street” can be heard on her debut album, Stranger in the Alps, released on September 22nd. Like much of Stranger, “Scott Street” tackles the […]
Today’s tune comes from Paramore’s latest album, After Laughter. While the album is a departure from the band’s established sound, trading pop-punk for an 80s new wave-influenced sound, “26” is a moment of calm amidst […]
Today’s tune comes from Dutch band Bettie Serveert. “Brother (in Loins)” appears on the band’s 2016 album, Damaged Good. The band recently released a music video to accompany “Brother” and I love its 1980s feel. The […]
Tuesday Tunes is back and this week, I’m featuring the newest single from Noah Gundersen, “The Sound.” Released yesterday with a lyric video, the song marks a change in direction for the Seattle-based singer-songwriter as he adopts a heavier electric sound. The new sound is not a complete surprise, though, as Gundersen’s full-band project Young in the City leans in this direction, as did some songs on his last solo album, Carry the Ghost.