Seattle Office of Film + Music


REMINDER: FIRST SEATTLE-HOSTED BENEFIT FOR DREW GROW IS THIS SATURDAY

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The first of three Seattle concerts to benefit Drew Grow, the frontman of Northwest band Drew Grow & The Pastors Wives who sustained serious injuries in a car accident last month, is 8:00 pm this Saturday, February 19, at Columbia City Theater. This weekend’s show will feature performances from a bevy of local acts including The Maldives, Kevin Murphy of Moondoggies, Mychel Benjamin Goodweather of Campfire OK, Bryan John Appleby and more—all of whom have come together to raise funds to support The Pastors’ Wives and Drew while he makes his recovery. In addition, an online donation fund in Drew’s name has been established to help cover medical bills, lost wages and replacing the Pastors’ Wives’ tour van, which was totaled in the accident. For information on tickets for the benefit shows or to donate to the online fund, be sure to check out the above links.

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THE MOONDOGGIES ARE NPR’S SONG OF THE DAY
December 7, 2010, 12:31 pm
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NPR
Congrats to The Moondoggies for being today’s “Song of the Day” on NPR. The song is “What Took So Long” off their new album, Tidelands. Writes NPR, “The Moondoggies’ music sounds exactly like the band’s drizzly Seattle home: The heavy fog and rain of the Pacific Northwest is perfectly evoked in the group’s dreamy, hazy melodies. Amid pretty harmonies, singer Kevin Murphy’s gravelly voice is tempered with occasional falsettos that slide into a deep, soothing croon. In a manner atypical of the style, the guitar gets buried a bit, allowing the bass and drums to push The Moondoggies’ songs forward.” Read the full article at the link above.

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MOONDOGGIES WANT YOUR BOOTLEGS
November 10, 2010, 12:03 pm
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Sound on the Sound
Taking a play from bands of another era, The Moondoggies announced an open bootlegging/taping policy for their upcoming tour. Taping will be allowed at all shows (with rules, of course) and if you share your bootleg (in a non-commercial fashion) the band will show their gratitude by sending you a silk-screen printed Moondoggies poster. Encouraging taping is a perfect fit for a band that is at their best live, and who’d rather have their performances speak for them than social media. Best of all, from a fan’s perspective, you won’t have to wait for new albums to hear new Moondoggies and the promise of tapers in the audience should encourage the band to experiment, grow and change up their live shows. Sounds like a win-win for everyone involved. Visit the Moondoggies’ website for the rules and regulations.

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“LIKE” THE MOONDOGGIES AND PROCURE SOME TUNES
October 14, 2010, 10:29 am
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Seattle Times
The Moondoggies released their new album Tidelands a couple days ago under their own label, Hardly Art. The album is highly anticipated for fans across the Seattle area and beyond. And one way these ardent fans can experience the new tracks is through Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/TheMoondoggies). Listeners can go on the social networking site, click “like” for the band and a set of 10 tracks will appear for free streaming. The Facebook page also includes the band’s latest video for “Empress of the North” and opportunities to purchase some merchandise. So check out the page, like it and listen to some amazing new songs by one of Seattle’s finest.

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WATCH THE CHARMING NEW VIDEO FOR THE MOONDOGGIES – “EMPRESS OF THE NORTH”
October 5, 2010, 10:35 am
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Sound on the Sound
Get a sneak peek second full length from The Moondoggies will be released. Today you can get a sneak peek of Tidelands with your eyes and your ears. Watch the just released animated video for “Empress of the North” and you can listen to the album in its entirety on The Moondoggies facebook.

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WATCH THE TRAILER FOR $5 COVER: SEATTLE
January 11, 2010, 12:40 pm
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Check out the trailer for the upcoming MTV web series $5 Cover: Seattle directed by Seattle’s own Lynn Shelton and featuring thirteen of Seattle’s own bands including Thee Satisfaction, Thee Emergency, Tea Cozies, The Moondoggies and more. Click the above link to see the trailer!



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

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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.