Ten Songs Keeping Me Sane This Week: Seattle Style

Local punk favorites Wimps released their latest record, an EP entitled Super Me, this month available on cassette and digital download. This release spurred me creating a whole Spotify playlist featuring local bands, all of them featuring women. Seattle seems to be the hotbed of awesome music lately beyond your Death Cabs. 

  1. “Party at the Wrong Time” by Wimps

What a great song. The video makes everything better. DJ PIZZA is the best.

2. “Time to Go Home” by Chastity Belt

The title track off of their second album which dropped in February, Chastity Belt plays fun dream punk. Julia’s voice really draws you in and never lets you go. Bonus points for the video starring Capitol Hill, the gayborhood in Seattle.

3. “Crimson Wave” by TacocaT

Going to the beach on your period has never been more fun. TacocaT is a palindrome. This entire band is amazing. Give them all your money. Also you be the judge if Katy Perry took her half time show ideas from the video.

4. “TacocaT Scraps” by Pony Time

A two piece garage rock band that fucking rules, Pony Time writes irreverent songs. I cannot get this song out of my head.

5. “How Do Girls Even Do It” by Childbirth

Childbirth is a supergroup composed of Julia from Chastity Belt, Bree from TacocaT, and Stacy from Pony Time. They wear maternity gowns and take the irreverency of Pony Time and Chastity Belt up to 11. They have only released a cassette and it’s not on Spotify. This song discusses the wonder of sex between two women.

6. “Big Big Blood” by La Luz

Psychedelic rock through the veins of punk, La Luz brings their A game to the Seattle scene. The video for the song is Mexican horror themed and scares me.

7. “Vampires” by S

S is the solo project from Jenn Ghetto, formally of Seattle’s Carissa Ward. The song is about life post break up and it gives me all the feels. Bree from Tacocat is featured in the video which makes everything even more awesome.

8. “Dreaming” by Seapony

The ethereal nature of this song really sucked me in. It really does feel like being in a dream state. Jen’s voice is so haunting and enchanting.

9. “Cannibal” by Dude York

In honor of my favorite cannibal’s show coming to an end, I present to you Dude York’s “Cannibal.”

10. “I Am Just a Ghost” by The Dutchess and the Duke

The only disbanded band on this list, I really loved their first album, She’s The Dutchess, He’s The Duke which came out in 2008 and was one of the first Hardly Art releases I really remember. This is my favorite song by them

I attached the full playlist below. It is over 10 hours of music!

If I forgot any of your favorite Seattle bands currently, please let me know. I am always looking to add more.

By Alyson

Queer Pop Culture Junkie in the Northwest. Addicted to Coffee, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fantasy Sports, The Mountain Goats, and Tottenham Hotspur.

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