Saturday, June 21, 2014

September News: LAKE is touring Japan
https://www.facebook.com/7eprecords

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Recording


LAKE is recording again

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Hedgebrook Residency






Friday, February 7, 2014

I Wish For You

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Jess Bonin!

An interview with Jess Bonin, artist, drummer, & owner of Lucky Dumpster, in Edison, Washington. By Solestruck.

http://blog.solestruck.com/meet-our-muse-jessica-bonin/

Video for "Sunset" premieres on Rookie

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Goodbye big grey van.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Karaoke


Friday, August 16, 2013

picture from the Anacortes Unknown Flickr page
I did a special lounge set at the Anacortes Unknown Music Series Vol. III. I played covers, instrumentals, and occasional requests of originals. People who wandered in were encouraged to make requests, mingle, and relax. 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Girls Rock Camp Portland!


Thank you, Girls Rock Camp Portland! I am so grateful to be volunteering (and performing) this week.

I will go home feeling empowered to tell people when I feel uncomfortable with boundaries or words of oppression. (I am also going to try out asking people if I can hug them instead of going in for the hug right away.)

I also feel inspired to play guitar again. The girls work so hard to learn new instruments or be able to play a new song in a week. I can do it too!

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Colours on K Release Party!

Colours is finally out! Today, on K.

But guess what's also out today? Surprise! My band, LAKE, is surprise-releasing our album, Circular Doorway, today on bandcamp!

Friday, July 12, 2013

All COLOURS Piano Videos on K records YouTube Channel

You can watch all of the videos I made to promote my new solo album, Colours, on the K records Youtube Channel. I made these videos with my husband and collaborator, Eli Moore, and a team of friends helping with particular videos.

Thank you for working on this project:

Eric Williger, River Nason, Mariella, Grant Fairbrother, Marit Schmidt, and Adam Oelsner.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

New York

Eli and I are in New York. I have a show on Monday, June 10th, at Death By Audio.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Solid Home Life

This is an album by friends of mine, Lindsay Schief and Greg Olin, that they made as a reflection of being roommates in Portland. I sincerely recommend it to someone looking to match the vibe of a quiet summer afternoon with the doors and windows open. Did you remember to water the plants?



Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Back in Olympia



Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rookie Mag! Video link for "Humming in the Dark"

People at K records brainstormed that I should make some live videos for Colours, and here is the first of the series.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Drawing in the car

An interesting project I've come up with to pass the time in the car: drawing bedrooms.



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

No Wonder I

An Adventure Time episode aired last night featuring the LAKE song, "No Wonder I". You can find the song here on bandcamp: http://laketheband.bandcamp.com/album/no-wonder-i

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ett Stilla Regn

There is a song that I cover on my solo album that is called "Ett Stilla Regn".
Here is what the original sounds like:
Actually, while we're at it, I will also post "Me and My Arrow", which is also what I was going for, aesthetically. My cover is a marriage between these two songs.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Soil Pants


Had a dream about utopian urban farmer fashion last night. I think it was satirical...

Here's the idea. Pants that, somehow, maintain enough soil on them so that people can buy fresh plants/produce from the store, and keep them fresh all the way home to their apartment 5 blocks away. On their pants. Pants/Plants.

COLOURS art for pre-orders done!



The first 35 records pre-ordered through K records will come with a one-of-a-kind art object.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Cartoon Network

Deluxe soda machine
The front entrance
Finn & Jake topiary

 Eli and I visited Cartoon Network last Wednesday while we were in the LA area. It was really exciting to see how the building was arranged to encourage creativity and workflow. Something I found of particular interest was a deluxe touch-screen soda machine with 60? 80 drink options? Pictured left, you can see me looking at my options for diet ginger-ale. Woah.
 Unfortunately, I didn't get to see people/old friends that I knew from back in their college days (I say "their" college days because they were in college--I was just hanging around.) But it was still super-awesome that Adam Muto met with us and showed us around. He is very nice. We are very grateful.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Westcoast Tour with Mount Eerie

sound check at the chapel, sf

outside the smell with julia


show in oakland at lobot

windsand at ocean beach, sf

lovers rock, ca


Monday, March 25, 2013

Karl Blau: West Coast Chalice

Karl Blau is doing grunge-style covers of female songwriters of the West Coast. The song of mine that he chose to do a rendition of is unreleased, so here it is in mp3 format for you to listen to and contemplate.

"I'm Making Coffee"

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

April West Coast Tour opening for Mount Eerie

Excited to be playing drums and singing in Mount Eerie this Spring. I'll be opening a string of westcoast shows in April. The solo shows will be featuring Eli Moore as my accompanist.

Here are the shows copied from the Mount Eerie website:

Weds. April 10th- Anacortes, Wash.- The Business, 402 Commercial Ave., 5pm, free

Thurs. April 11th- Portland, Ore.- Mississippi Studios, 3939 N. Mississippi, 8pm, $8/$10 (21+) TICKETS

Fri. April 12th- Eugene, Ore.- Old Whiteaker Firehouse, 1085 W. 1st Ave.

Sat. April 13th- San Francisco, Cal.- the Chapel, 777 Valencia, $12/$15, doors at 8TICKETS

Sun. April 14th- Oakland, Cal.- Lobot, 1800 Campbell St. W., info

Mon. April 15th- Santa Cruz, Cal.- the Crepe Place, 1134 Soquel Ave., info

Tues. April 16th- Los Angeles, Cal.- (MOVED TO:) LA Fort, RSVP via FB to get address, or email thelafort (a) gmail (.) com, $10, doors at 8

Weds. April 17th- Los Angeles, Cal.- the Smell, 247 S. Main St., doors at 9, $10, fb


all all ages, except Portland
(download 11×17 printable tour poster here)

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Geneviève Castrée SUSCEPTIBLE & R. Stevie Moore TOUR

It's always amazing to see the beauty and precision of Genevieve's drawings in person. I took just enough ibuprofen at just the right time to keep it together for this whole event (my back has been out.) My housemate and I drove up from Olympia. The description on the Fantagraphics website says that I'm an Anacortes resident. This is not true, however, my husband and I have certainly considered living there many times.

Our R. Stevie Moore tour was fun. He has so many amazing songs. And there are still so many more to discover. The last night in San Diego was quite avant-garde. They played for two hours.
Health-wise, the trip was was almost healthy. We enjoyed sun and beach-healing. My back pooped a couple days before we got home and I've been struggling ever since. Darn. Must have been those heels I was wearing all week... 

Monday, February 25, 2013

R. Stevie Moore tour, pluz Ever Ending Kicks

We just played our first four shows in the Northwest, and now we are heading south. I'm bringing shorts and they will be worn.

One of my favorite songs right now:

"Our Associations" by Ever Ending Kicks

http://everendingkicks.bandcamp.com/album/weird-priorities

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Performance at Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls, Portland

Just got this sweet picture from Katherine Paul of my performance at Rock n' Roll Camp for Girls last summer.
In this picture, you can see that the girls are sitting on the floor in the multi-purpose room eating their lunch while I'm performing for them. Every day at the camp, there is a show at lunch time from a group that is comprised of at least 50% ladies. My band, LAKE, is only 25% female, so we would not meet the cut. I think this is a good standard, at least for the rock camp performances. I could see making an exception every once in a while for a band if their message is particularly empowering. Maybe.
It's such a regular occurrence to have to deal with sexual harassment or discrimination while working as a professional musician/performer, so I really appreciate that RNRCG is not only a safe haven from this, but teaches girls how to deal with these issues.