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The Donkeys

Acquiring their cues from rings like Pavement, the Grateful Dead, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, the Donkeys create melodic country-rock songs influenced by their state’s the sunshine and leisurely pace. High school close friends Timothy DeNardo, Anthony Lukens, and Sam Sprague 1st played collectively as teens, and Jessie Gulati …

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Fronted by singer and songwriter Paul Hiraga, Downpilot are an indie rock-band whose graceful, languid music is normally informed by components of folk, slowcore, and contemporary psychedelia, with Hiraga’s personal but impressionistic lyrics strengthened with the group’s relaxed yet effective soundscapes. Located in Seattle, Washington, Downpilot had been produced by …

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Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band

Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Music group first made an appearance in 2008, when the quintet produced an internet hype with its extended music group name and undisclosed backstory. Choosing to protect that mystique, the Seattle citizens released some humorous PSA movies on MySpace before issuing any documented music. A demonstration …

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Although their audience never extended beyond a little cult following, the Seattle indie folk band Carissa’s Wierd (yes, that’s the way they spelled it) helped pave just how for several acoustic bands partly inspired by British and American folk-rock from the ’60s and ’70s, from Joanna Newsom towards the Decemberists. …

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