Monthly Archives: March 2012

Deelay Ceelay: “Feather Lightning”

Video art is deeply entwined in Deelay Ceelay‘s output as a band. Their live performances are fully immersive experiences, generally consisting of the two members playing on two full drum kits, backed by pre-recorded synths and other instruments and a … Continue reading

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Rejoice! Mike Dumovich Has a New Album! Release Show 4/3 at the Royal Room

Mike Dumovich has, for several years running, been one of my favorite singers and songwriters – if not my very favorite – in Seattle. There is a strange gravity to his music – beautiful without being sappy, serious without being … Continue reading

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More Free Music from Eyes

Man, Eyes are like the Tupac of 21st century psych bands or something. A year after I last wrote about them, letting you know about two free posthumous releases from these San Francisco noisemongers, they send word that they have … Continue reading

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The Noisy Rise and Regrettable Fall of Sip’s Odyssey

Sip’s Odyssey first came onto my radar about a year ago, when they submitted the song “Devils in the Details” for Ball of Wax Volume 23. It was low-fi and weird, and seemed to have a thrift store’s worth of … Continue reading

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Submit to Ball of Wax 28: The BoW Dance Party!

This is gonna be a fun one. I have decided that Ball of Wax Volume 28 (Spring 2012) will be the Ball of Wax Dance Party installment – i.e., all things electro, dance, hip-hop, etc. I would love to hear … Continue reading

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Lo Fine: “As You Turn Your Brim”

Time lapse photography never fails to transfix me, especially when it’s documenting natural phenomena such as the movement of plants or the fluctuation of temperatures. This one shot video is incredibly simple, but there’s so much going on in the … Continue reading

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Album Review: Swimwear – The Kissing Machine EP

Swimwear – The Kissing Machine EP (2012, self-released) Breezy and bright, Sydney’s Swimwear is a colorful collage of synths, dance beats and guitars. The Kissing Machine is a feel good debut E.P. to keep the record player bathed in sunlight … Continue reading

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The Ball of Wax 27 Release Show: Words and Pictures

Last week we celebrated the release of Ball of Wax Volume 27 at the Sunset Tavern. As always, it was a beautiful night of music. Also as always, I was too caught up in making CDs and coordinating things to … Continue reading

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