Seattle Office of Film + Music


SPIN CELEBRATES THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF NIRVANA’S NEVERMIND
July 28, 2011, 10:21 am
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SPIN
It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Nirvana’s seminal album Nevermind was released, forever changing our musical landscape. The August issue of SPIN is a big love letter to Nevermind and gives a lengthy retrospective of how the album and the band affected both musicians and popular culture alike. It even explains Nirvana’s influence on the rap scene. Included online is a free download of a Nirvana tribute album curated by SPIN titled Newermind. It features covers from some of Kurt Cobains personal heroes like the Meat Puppets and the Vaselines, along with newer artists such as Titus Andronicus, Surfer Blood, Amanda Palmer, Seattle’s own Telekinesis, and many more.

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FENCES MAKES SPIN MAGAZINE’S LIST OF THE TEN BEST ALBUMS YOU MIGHT‘VE MISSED
December 17, 2010, 2:50 pm
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SPIN
Congrats to Fences aka Seattle songster Christopher Mansfield! His self-titled debut has made SPIN Magazine’s list of the “Ten Best Albums You Might’ve Missed” in 2010. An offshoot of the magazine’s annual compilation of the year’s best songs and albums, this list focuses on albums that have shimmered brightly outside of the spotlight. Quoting Sara Quin (of Tegan and Sara), who signed on to produce Fences’ album SPIN explains : “Everything [….]Chris writes, melodically and lyrically, has that rare balance of patience and urgency that [we] love in honest, haunting pop songs.” To read the article or view the entire list, follow the link.

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EVERY ISSUE OF SPIN MAGAZINE IS ON GOOGLE BOOKS
March 9, 2010, 12:56 pm
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Seattle Times
Google has added the entire archive of Spin magazine to their Books tab. Did you miss reading the January 1992 cover article featuring Nirvana? Not to worry, you can catch up on Seattle grunge history and more by perusing articles going all the way back to 1980. Follow the link above.