Seattle Office of Film + Music


GIVE IT UP FOR ‘GIVE,’ A DOWNLOADABLE BENEFIT COMPILATION FEATURING AN ALL-STAR LINEUP OF SEATTLE BANDS

Seattle Times
There’s zero downside to “GIVE,” a downloadable benefit compilation of 30 genre-spanning songs by Seattle musicians. At $7, you’re paying less than a quarter per song. Every cent of that $7 goes toward local hunger relief and arts education. Each of the songs — most of them exclusive — is good. “GIVE” is the sort of big city/small pond collaboration that could only happen in Seattle. Every facet — music, engineering, graphic design, server space, organization, promotion, etc. — was donated. From the sponsors to the bands, “GIVE” demonstrates the Seattle music community is all things to all people, if the people are willing to dig a little. Bands include Fleet Foxes, the Moondoggies, Visqueen, the Saturday Knights, the Maldives, Grand Archives, Cave Singers, Gabriel Mintz, Arthur & Yu, Talbot Tagora, Hey Marseilles, Pearly Gate Music, Tea Cozies, Fatal Lucciauno, Fresh Espresso, Josh Morrison, Sera Cahoone, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. “GIVE” is available for download today, November 17th.



SAVE THE DATE FOR KEXP’S 7TH ANNUAL YULE BENEFIT

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KEXP is proud to announce the 7th Annual Yule Benefit on Saturday, December 12th at Neumos, with proceeds benefiting (Seattle City of Music Impact Award winners) KEXP. This year’s line-up features Portland indie darlings The Thermals, co-headlining with local haunting indie folk from The Cave Singers, Americana Goth outfit The Builders and The Butchers and orchestral pop group Grand Hallway. The KEXP Yule Benefit brings community together to help further the station’s quest to create meaningful music experiences. Now in its seventh year, this holiday tradition is known for showcasing the finest up-and-coming bands, alongside some of the Northwest’s best- known artists.



BLACK EYED PEAS, MODEST MOUSE DRAW BIGGEST BUMBERSHOOT CROWD
September 8, 2009, 12:57 pm
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After 36 hours of wet, discouraging weather, Bumbershoot saw its biggest crowds on Monday for final-day headliners Modest Mouse, Franz Ferdinand and Black Eyed Peas. Props to the young music fans of the Pacific Northwest: without enthusiastic teens and 20-somethings braving the dreary conditions, this year’s festival would’ve been a literal washout. Local love: The Cave Singers sang beneath the Space Needle, Truckasauras rolled through EMP, and Wallpaper (actually from Auburn, Washington) covered their own greatest hits. Bumbershoot had its troubles this year, but Northwest talent wasn’t one.



CAVE SINGERS REVIEWED BY PITCHFORK
September 2, 2009, 1:51 pm
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The Internet’s leading e-zine calls the Seattle band’s sophomore release “another fine and mellow set of twangy, slightly tart folk rockers, warm but patchy like a farmer’s tan.” For the full review, click on the above link.