December 20, 2007

Abbey’s Best Songs of 2007

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Unlike last years tie, this years best song was a clear choice for me. I’ve been charmed and astonished by “Heretics” on each and every listen, despite doing so hundreds of times.

1. Andrew Bird – Heretics     * mp3: Andrew Bird – Heretics (courtesy of KEXP)

2. The Figurines - The Air We Breathe      * mp3: The Figurines – The Air We Breathe

3. The Shackeltons – The Breaks     * mp3: The Shackeltons – The Breaks

4. The Whore Moans - X-Ray Eyes        * mp3: The Whore Moans – X-Ray Eyes

5. Siberian – Paper Birds     * mp3: Siberian – Paper Birds (courtesy of KEXP)

6. Palmer, AK – Same Rain/Noelly       * mp3:  Palmer, AK – Same Rain/Noelly

7. Thee Emergency - Attack of the Cobrasaurus

8. Menomena – The Pelican  

9. Bhi Bhiman - Talkin’ NASCAR Blues 

10. Iceage Cobra - House of 19 Flames (unreleased)       * mp3: Iceage Cobra – House of 19 Flames

11.  Whalebones – Don’t You Know

12. Beirut – Nantes

13. The Lonely H – The Meal

14.  A Gun That Shoots Knives - This Canary/This Coalmine       * mp3: A Gun That Shoots Knives – This Canary/This Coalmine

15. Okkervil River – Our Life is Not a Movie, Or Maybe        * mp3: Okkervil River – Our Life is Not a Movie or Maybe (courtesy of KEXP)

16. Ghost Stories - Catacombs       * mp3: Ghost Stories – Catacombs

17. The National - Fake Empire

18. The Arcade Fire – Intervention

19. Vampire Weekend- Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

20. The Go - You Go Bangin’ On           * mp3: The Go- You Go Baginin’ On (courtesy of KEXP)

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May 1, 2007

do good thing + rock out with great bands = Noise for The Needy

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Noise for the Needy recently annoucned a  line up for their annual benefit concerts. The shows will be June 6th – 10th at a number of venues throughout Seattle to support Rise n Shine a non-profit that provides advocacy and education for teens and children affected by HIV/AIDS. What a tremendous idea to harness to power of music to create community and cash for a noble (and a needy) cause!

We’re stoked to see some of our favorite local bands in the line-ups, here’s just a sample:

The Handsome Family, The Maldives, Rosyvelt – June 6 @ Tractor Tavern

The Cops, Optimus Rhyme, Tall Birds, TV Coahran – June 7 @  Comet Tavern

Key Note Speaker, Shim, Shorthand for Epic, Cancer Rising – June 7 @ Sunset Tavern

Thee Emergency, The Whore Moans, Kissing Potion, and The Lights – June 8 @ Comet Tavern

Head Like a Kite, Dept. of Energy, The Sun The Sea – June 8 @ Sunset Tavern

Pleasure Boaters, Whiskey Tango, Triumph of Lethargy – June 9 @ The Funhouse  

Okkervill River, Sera Cahone, Ghost Stoires - June 10 @ Crocodile  

For a full line up and more acts to be announced, go to the Noise for the Needy MySpace.