Seattle Office of Film + Music

December 12, 2011, 11:47 am
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Rolling Stone
We’ve written extensively about Fleet Foxes’ Helplessness Blues, but not without good reason. The NW band is making waves in the national music scene, garnering accolades left and right, even a GRAMMY nomination for best album. Rolling Stone Magazine seems to agree, listing the album at no. 4 in the top 50 best albums of 2011. Helplessness Blues was also listed at No. 12 in Uncut’s “Top 50” list as well.

Fleet Foxes aren’t the only NW band to be recognized this year. Portland’s The Decemberists came out with The King is Dead earlier this year, debuting at the top of the US album chart. Rolling Stone Magazine listed the album at #7 in their best albums of 2011. The hit single, Down by the Water from the aforementioned album, has also been nominated for a GRAMMY.

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February 17, 2011, 2:44 pm
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Sound on the Sound
In our previous Grammy post we forgot to recognize Seattle local Kory Kruckenberg who won a Grammy for “Best Engineered Album, Classical.” Although we will not admit to fallibility, we will say that we left out one of Seattle’s most beloved music makers and masterers. Kory is a Seattle sound engineer and musician who plays bass for Pablo Trucker and is also Pickwick’s vibraphone master. Kory has worked with Seattle bands and musicians in the lab to churn out some amazing tunes such as The Maldives’ Listen to the Thunder, Avians Alight, Pickwick, J. Tillman and Pearly Gate Music. Congratulations on the award and keep up the good work. Check out the Sound on the Sound article on Kory’s achievements in the Seattle music scene.

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February 14, 2011, 1:15 pm
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Congratulations to those Seattle musicians who won Grammy Awards last evening. Seattle was well represented and took home two prestigious awards. Them Crooked Vultures, featuring ex-Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl, won for Best Hard Rock Performance. Also, Seattle Symphony Orchestra cellist David Sabee won for Best Engineered Album, Classical. Sabee was one of four engineers on “Porter, Quincy: Complete Viola Works,” which tied for the top spot with “Daugherty: Metropolis Symphony; Deus Ex Machina.” Click the link above to see all the Grammy nominations and winners.

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Indies Win 50% Of This Year’s Grammy Awards
February 19, 2009, 10:30 am
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Encore Celebrity Access:
Independent artists and labels had a banner year at the 2009 Grammy Awards winning 56 of the 110 awards given or just over 50% of the total prizes. “The continued growth of independent music is underscored by the success of independent artists and labels at this year’s Grammy’s. Music released by artists on independent labels scored 56 Grammys Sunday night out of a total of 110 awarded including Album of the Year and Record of the Year (Robert Plant & Alison Krauss), Best Alternative Music Album (Radiohead), Best Reggae Album (Burning Spear), Best Comedy Album (George Carlin) and Best Jazz Instrumental Album (Chick Corea & Gary Burton). Last year, independents won 36 awards,” stated Jim Mahoney, VP of the American Association of Independent Music.