Cool Cover: Meditations on Crime’s “Heloise”

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.

“Heloise” cover art by Jessica Craig-Martin

Photos: Sarah Darling and Julie Lavery @ High Dive

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

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!

Winona Oak – photo by Julian Gillström

Photos: Brittany Danielle @ Central Saloon

Local singer-songwriter Brittany Danielle headlined earlier this week at the Central Saloon in Seattle’s Pioneer Square.  The accomplished pianist and her band performed a wide variety of original songs and covers.  Check out Brittany’s recent single “Fondly” on streaming services.

Brittany Danielle – Photos by Kirk Stauffer

Photos: Spiritualized @ the Neptune

Spiritualized @ the Neptune – 4/7/22
Photos by Alex Crick

English band Spiritualized are definitely experiencing a huge resurgence. While they’ve consistently released well-received albums since – and including – their debut, Lazer Guided Melodies, this year’s Everything Was Beautiful coincides (nearly) with a reissue of their first four albums. The band appeared at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre, along with three backup singers. Everything Was Beautiful, which found the recent lockdowns as an inspiration, will be released on April 22nd.

Jason Pierce of Spiritualized – photo by Alex Crick