Made Those Dreams Inside a Cash App: Shabazz Palaces' The Don of Diamond Dreams

Martin Douglas explores the astral soundscapes of the Seattle duo's fifth full-length.

Throwaway Style: Lithics Build a Tower of Age Out of Serrated Post-Punk

The Portland quartet returns with another stellar set of art-damaged dance music. Martin Douglas takes a look.

Danny Denial Offers a Track-By-Track Breakdown of New Album fuck danny denial

The multitalented Seattle artist walks Martin Douglas through their fantastic new solo album.

Throwaway Style: A Series of Musings Inspired By Wolftone's Fortress Files Vol.1

Martin Douglas chronicles a bummer summer while listening to the Seattle beatmaker's debut instrumental collection on repeat.

Throwaway Style: What If I Called This Piece "Microphones in 2020?"

Martin Douglas explores what he refers to as "a moving history of the Microphones" within Phil Elverum's latest full-length project.

Throwaway Style: ILLFIGHTYOU are Still Throwing Hands

Nearly a decade removed from being courted by mainstream music media, the Tacoma rap trio continues to utilize what brought them to the mosh pit. Martin Douglas explores.

Ode to a Black Man: The Dirtbombs' Ultraglide in Black at 20

Martin Douglas examines one of the most beloved artifacts from Detroit's much ballyhooed early-'00s garage-rock scene.

Throwaway Style: Wild Powwers Update the Ghosts of Grunge on Skin

On a special Friday edition of Throwaway Style, Martin Douglas explores the new album from the Seattle grunge (not "neo-grunge") trio.

Treefort Music Festival Day 1: On Vince Staples, JPEGMAFIA, and Blackness as a Radical Act

Martin Douglas is bringing you coverage from Treefort Music Festival, taking place live from Boise through Sunday.

I Comb the World for Bad Advice: The Intelligence's Fake Surfers at 10

Martin Douglas takes a look at the modern garage-punk classic and gets a few words from frontman Lars Finberg about the album.

Throwaway Style: The Rare Forms Live Up to Their Name on Their Self-Titled Debut

The Seattle/Tacoma/Portland band's first full-length is a cauldron pot of love, sex, death, and distorted guitars. Martin Douglas investigates.

Album Review: Navy Blue Explores the Depths of His Soul on Debut Album Àdá Irin

Martin Douglas combs the contours of the New York skateboarder-turned-rapper's excellent full-length debut.

MAITA Ruminates on House Parties and Existentialism on "Someone's Lost Their Goddamn Wallet" (KEXP Premiere)

The new single from the Portland quartet is a peppy tune about how death eventually comes for us all. Martin Douglas explores.

Shaina Shepherd Wonders If We'll Find a Cure for "The Virus" (KEXP Premiere)

One of Seattle's brightest singer/songwriters pens an anxious tune about our current cultural moment. Martin Douglas explores.

Throwaway Style: Grouper and the Comfort in Being Sad (Part II)

Music is more often than not the soundtrack to – and relief from – some of the hardest moments in our lives. Martin Douglas describes how listening to Grouper got him through a very tough decade.

Throwaway Style: Beers, Bullwhips, and Blood, the Story of Stallion

Veterans of the Seattle rock 'n roll circuit, the reigning and defending Rock 'n Roll Champs invite Martin Douglas to their practice space for a peek into their world of blood, sweat, and beers.

Throwaway Style: On Civic Pride and the Sonics Performing in Tacoma

This past Sunday evening, the legendary Tacoma band The Sonics played their first hometown show in six years. Martin Douglas explores their influence from the perspective of his twenty years as a Tacoma resident.

Throwaway Style: The Best of Throwaway Style 2018

Since taking over the column in March, Martin Douglas has carried on the tradition of making our Northwest music column appointment reading on Thursdays. Here is a collection of choice selections from the past nine months.

Ten Strongly Recommended Acts to Catch at Treefort Music Fest

Treefort Music Fest returns to Boise, ID from Wednesday, March 20 to Sunday, March 24th with over 400 acts. Martin Douglas highlights ten artists you do not want to miss.

Hibou Announces New Album Halve, Shares New Single "Inside Illumination"

Hibou returns with a new album (out July 26th), a new single, and a short interview with Martin Douglas about both.

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