Tonight in Seattle:  

The Bloodthirsty Lovers — The Delicate Seam

Bloodthirsty Lovers
The Bloodthirsty Lovers is the latest project from Dave Shouse, former member of Those Bastard Souls / The Grifters.

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The Occasion — The Occasion

The Occasion

The Occasion make a sound that, to paraphrase their bio a bit, feels like twilight, halfway between the light and the dark, a place where day is over and the night looms before you, but sometimes the best things happen after dark.

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Frausdots — Couture, Couture, Couture

Frausdots -- Couture, Couture, Couture
Couture, Couture, Couture is teeming with influences: The Cure, Joy Division, Bauhaus and the like. But the name in the R.I.Y.L. list that should be bolded is Echo & the Bunnymen.

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David Freel of Swell

David Freel

David Freel

TIG: What's better in the tour van: twinkies or trail mix?
SWELL: Twinkies — they last longer — they look fragile, but are surprisingly hearty.

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Jonny Polonsky — The Power of Sound

Jonny Polonsky -- The Power of Sound
The record is a kicker, full of decent power pop tunes, a solid enough effort to kick the prodigal living piss out of some of the other crappy modern power-pop rock out there.

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