Ministry just completed their North American tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the perfect album, The Mind Is a Terrible Thing to Taste. The final, and Seattle date awesomely included tracks from that release, such as “Burning Inside” and “Thieves.” The show also included Ministry performing behind a fence. After rescheduling the tour due to COVID-19, The Industrial Strength Tour welcomed openers Melvins (who have an impressive milestone lined up for next year) and Corrosion of Conformity.
Australia’s Parcels, a quintet who caught the ear of Daft Punk, visited Seattle in March to headline the Showbox. The band moved to Berlin, Germany, shortly after forming, and landed contracts with French labels Kitsuné and Because Music (very nice). Parcels have described their music as “Cowboy Disco,” a genre that just sounds great and delivers. Fellow Australians Mildlife were the openers.
Artist:Meditations on Crime Album:“Heloise” (single) Details: Meditations on Crime, Julia Holter & Harper Simon, have released a single called “Heloise.” Artwork for the single comes courtesy of photographer Jessica Craig-Martin, whose work is often “cropped and obliquely angled photographs (which) rarely allow for the identification of her subjects’ faces.” Those curious to see the full photo can click here.
Singer-songwriters Sarah Darling and Julie Lavery kicked-off their two-month-long US tour at the High Dive in Seattle’s Fremont district. With their beautiful harmonies, you’d never know that the Nashville-based duo paired up specifically for the tour and have separate music careers. And if we’re lucky, they’ll continue to take advantage of the synergy long after they’re back home.
Sarah Darling and Julie Lavery – Photos by Kirk Stauffer
Video: Winona Oak‘s Island of the Sun Why You Want to Watch: Swedish singer-songwriter Winona Oak went back to her birthplace of Sollerön for this video. A beautiful snowy landscape includes Oak dogsledding and mysteriously pacing the drifts. Also there’s a blue-eyed horse. Click on the above link or the photo to watch the video!