I had a wonderful trip to the Pacific Northwest last month. I visited record stores in Portland, Eugene, Beaverton, Olympia, and Seattle. I found something to buy at almost every shop I checked out, and my DJ bag was stuffed when I returned home. Not only did I find some incredible things on my trip, but I came home to some VCLT from one of my YouTube buddies. The vinyl community is truly a wonderful place.
Check out the video below to see what I’ve added to my collection!
My Pacific Northwest vacation is so close now. I can’t wait to dig into all the record stores out there and come home with loads of vinyl. Until then, I’ve been listening to a lot of my favorite PNW bands, past and present. You all know that I have huge love for Sleater-Kinney, Quasi, and Wimps, so I figured I’d highlight some other bands this week.
Without further ado, here are some PNW bands and tunes I dig.
1. The Gossip – “Don’t (Make Waves)”
2. Beat Happening – “Indian Summer”
3. Heavens to Betsy – “Complicated”
4. Team Dresch – “She’s Amazing”
5. Excuse 17 – “Nervousness Never Fades”