“Writing, for me, is the daily practice of empathy. Reading should be a practice of empathizing too. Each time we step into another person’s world view, we broaden who we are as people.”
“I made the 4 Loko 2 Kayla CD-R as sort of a tour supplement to the Milo tape and put it on the internet for free. I think that was the best thing I could have done.”
The Way Sound Leaves a Room was just released this month. An EP of covers and demos, it showcases Jaffe on numerous instruments she hadn’t tackled before, sounding beautiful as ever.
Due to pleasant coincidence and shared taste, Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide, and solo fame) has just recorded an EP of songs by Seattle songwriter Terri Moeller, the voice behind Transmissionary Six and Terri Tarantula.
“For awhile I was like, ‘I’ll just make the most complicated thing that nobody else can do and then I’ll be the best.’ And now I’m kind of learning that sometimes the most difficult thing to make isn’t the best at all.”
Damien Jurado has been one of the most influential and interesting songwriters in the Pacific Northwest for a decade.
John Vanderslice has been releasing solo albums for the past decade, as well as producing albums for such bands as Spoon and the Mountain Goats. He writes clean, clever music that often tackles the dark and the political while still offering sweet melodies and a warm analog sound.
Within the independent film world, Christian-themed cinema has been a vibrant undercurrent that has been quietly growing for a number of years. One of the newest filmmakers within this genre is Judah Thomas.