SPOKANE release eMusic retrospective, Rick Alverson pens essay

Emusic.com has launched a free, 11-song SPOKANE retrospective, “A Small Commotion.” The tracks selected represent Spokane’s 9 year, unwavering dedication to a music that explores that fragile, emotional stillness so often marginalized by an American cultural addiction to the overt and ostentatious. These songs present a cohesive sampling of the band’s 5 records to date released by the seminal, anarchic Indiana label Jagjaguwar.

You can grab this free download here

Since the release of SPOKANE’s ‘Little Hours’ in August of 2007, Rick Alverson has kept pretty busy. He’s toured, built a house, and, for a very short time, worked as an extra on HBO’s upcoming “epic 7-part mini-series event”, “John Adams.” The latter inspired Alverson to write “A Half Dozen Dead Horses And I: Two Days As An Extra.” Stripping away any notions of Hollywood glamor, the essay presents the experience with the same blunt humanity that is the trademark of Alverson’s lyrics. Read the essay, and watch for his small-screen debut when the mini-series begins on March 16th.

Read “A Half Dozen Dead Horses And I” here

Surrender by Briana Marela
I Don't Want to Let You Down by Sharon Van Etten
Just Like Blood by Sharon Van Etten
Druganaut by Black Mountain
Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Can't Keep Checking My Phone by Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Continental Shelf by Viet Cong
Silhouettes by Viet Cong
Neverending Fountain (alt. version) by S. Carey
Bullet Proof.. I Wish I Was by S. Carey
Forgiven/Forgotten by Angel Olsen
May As Well (Bonus Track) by Angel Olsen

Multi-Love by Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Neverending Fountain by S. Carey

Silhouettes by Viet Cong

Continental Shelf by Viet Cong

Black Mountain
Chicago, IL - Empty Bottle

Foxygen
Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound

Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Barcelona, ES - Primavera Sound

Viet Cong
Dudingen, CH - Kilbi Festival

Wolf People
London, UK - Forum  w/ Mudhoney

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