Blackpool Astronomy

Blackpool Astronomy

Seattle Gothic Shoegaze

Started as side project by Jeff McCollough a former founding member of 1990's Seattle Shoegaze band Lapis. In 1998 the project took a backseat to several other endeavors. After a year Jeff had literally worked on over 25 recordings. He would work long into the night using various vintage technologies to create the sonic atmospheres. After a couple large and painful events he got back to work crafting sonic mayhem and he started to piece together the kind of sonic patchwork he wanted. In its 8th year Jeff decided to expand and add industrial to the mix as a result what was once 2 side projects became a well-oiled machine. Fusing the ambient and industrial sounds with Jeff's love of noise and shortwave radio. He added the skills of Ben Madonna on the drums making Blackpool Astronomy a band instead of a solo project. The band released its first release in 2010. The entire album dealt with the hopelessness experienced on all sides of the Iraq war. As thing happened Jeff and Ben found themselves writing more and the bent of the songs while political expanded on the huge sounds was getting from his combo of multiple amps and pedals. The sound started to veer towards more of a gothic shoegaze with a heavy psych bent. They dumped all the material from the first record to write a new set of songs and in January 2014 they went into studio and created “Tripping The Mortal Coil” which was a collection of song inspired by the events around them including a tragic loss of Jeff’s father to cancer and the grief he was feeling. The album made social comments on the state of the City of Seattle that the band hails from as well as talked about greed in all its forms. While bringing a much more open sound which has gotten them high marks from various radio stations, fans and radio stations. The album while not yet released is getting high marks from those who review it. The band will continue it’s forward progress and 2015 will be the year the band gains a wider audience.

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New Tracks Weekend, January 13-15

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We are at the beginning of 2017. Things are changing for many of us. We as a band lost a drummer and while that was sad we knew it was coming. When you see your friend struggle with constant pain you know it's time to let them do what is best for their health. No one should have to be in pain to make you feel better. With this in mind we are sad to see Jason go but know we will always consider him a great friend. We hope he has a good time being back in The Emerald Down. We look forward to what comes of their new record.
In the past couple years we have been lucky enough to have some amazing fans and supporters. Locally we have been supported by shows like Grit Rock on NWCZ radio, Audioasis on KEXP Plus we got airtime with our old friend Paul Aleinikoff on his legendary show On The Edge . By our friends in Fotoform, Jupe Jupe, The Spider Ferns, Charlatan, Black Nite Crash, Red Martian, Golden Gardens, VibraGun, Vibrissae, Wind Burial, Sacred Signs, Patrick Galactic, Jigsaw Puzzle Glue, Noisepoetnobody, Blicky, Tender Age, Still Falling, Legion Within and few others who I am sad can't remember at this moment. Internationally we have felt support from bands like The Foreign Resort, The Emerald Down, APTBS, The Foreign Resort and The Stargazer Lilies and have the luck to enjoy the support of our good friend's at DFKM who have been so great to us. Because of their support we were introduced to Renato Malizia at The Blog That Celebrates Itself who is the man who put out our last record and is our record company boss. He is a gem and we are lucky to be of TBTCI records. From this we had airplay on DKFM, Primal Radio, The Reverb and Ola's Kool Kitchen. Not to mention all of you who pushed us on your blogs and groups. We are extremely grateful and humbled by your kindness. Thank you for helping us obtain our dreams as well as what you do for all of us this celebrates itself.
This year we are rebuilding the line-up and recording a new album that will eclipse our first record. With all the toxic energy and heartbreak last year writing beautiful songs that mean a lot seems to come easy. When you write with your heart and from experience the music seems to flow and you make music that lasts the tests of time. A lot of us lost a relative, a brother, a mother or father last year. While at the same time losing one or more musical heroes.
The tragedies caused by the ignorant and bigoted also brought us to tears. The fire in Oakland still is in our minds. Remembering lost friends who died in this horrible tragedy. This community lost some very good people who were friends to a lot of us in the scene. By being good to each other and showing love and support we honor those lost in the best possible way.
One thing we all need to continue to watch out for is the signs of abuse. Sometimes they are small and sometimes they are clear as day but the person being abused has no idea that it has gone on. Sadly with the incoming president domestic violence has spiked and is out of control due to a lot of very despicable people feeling no one will care and they will never get in trouble for it. Sadly some people decide to make fun of people who chose to use these services so they don’t burn themselves out or kill themselves as a way escaping. These people have no idea where someone is when they understand it’s time to ask fro real help. They have never been there or afraid to ask for themselves. Having a second opinion from someone who is not biased and wants a safe environment for all involved not just for the abused party. That’s why we turn to them so an impartial ear trained to help can help us remove ourselves from the situation and start the healing process. Therefore relieving the pressure on those around you who may be at their breaking point. We must stand against Domestic Violence and not turn away and pretend it isn’t there. It's bad for both men and women and we need to stand against it. We also need to support those organizations that like Safeplace Olympia that work so valiantly to provide shelter, safety and hope for those dealing with such a horrible thing in their
lives.
One thing we must remember in 2017 is what makes us special and strong. The fact we continue to support each other, We all stand together and realize that we our the scene that celebrates itself. If creative expression is going to survive we must not act divided. We our very strong if we raise our voices and keep helping each other and watching out for each other. This is in no way about any bands specifically there are plenty of bands who forget this. It's about what some of us feel needs to stop. Some of us have had great tragedy in our lives this year and having been dealing with horrible things including stage 4 cancer and the stress of resurrecting a band. So it is very important we use our hearts we use to write and to treat those with love and understanding. We are truly in this together and the sooner we remember this the better this scene will be.
We all know some of us have personal issues with people but going on a tirade about their band publicly only makes us look weak. It's ruins our artistic integrity. Unless the band refuse to acknowledge a major violation that is criminal. Rape should and will never be swept under the rug neither should any acts of ignorance we see. We continue to watch the events at Standing Rock and in Flint in anger and horror. Not to mention the disgusting comments of the alt right and Steve Bannon and his followers who are fascists. Breitbart is a sick and twisted propaganda machine run by Bannon who is the Joseph Gerbels of our time. Sick people like him only make the world worse and deserve a swift kick into the stratosphere.
We will hope for is 2017 is much better year. This has once again been a hellish week for anyone with a conscience and a good heart and integrity. We have seen hate crimes go unpunished daily and the nation seems out of control. Women are being harassed in insanely disturbing ways that are inexcusable and disgusting. Even in our hometown of Seattle people seem to be dealing with ruthless behavior in even the most historically safe neighborhoods like Captiol Hill.
So tonight and everynight know all of you who are afraid of this wave of hatred and bigotry coming from all sides, We are all here we the community are here and we will not be quiet if we see you in trouble or in need. We will be there and we will do what we can to keep to make sure you feel safe. This band started in 2000 and our first record was a response to bald face lies by the ruling class of coming straight out of Dick Cheney's mouth.We are still a political, feminist band and we will gladly stand by our words and our actions. After this election it really does feel like we are going backwards very quickly. The only way we survive is create true unity and a strong reaction using our voices and our hearts and especially our music. Expect something very powerful from us that addresses these issues and domestic abuse because it's not our policy to walk away from an issue that may be difficult. More likely to go head to head with it and tear it a new one.
We have spent most of the summer writing the new album which sounds great. We can't wait to record it and share it with you. We our going to expanding our line-up and even have some very talented guests on new our record.We are excited that TBTCI records has agreed to release it late this year. Our friend from Philly Tom Lugo continues to put a bunch of great benefits comps out to help heal some of the world's most forgotten. The most recent being Rock Back for Haiti which is available through Patetico Recordings page on bandcamp. Jeff's dad lived in D.C. so he became a huge Velocity Girl and Tsunami fan as well as a Skywave fan thanks to Third Rail Radio on WMUC. As a result we still find ourselves binge listening to Wildhoney and Field Mouse thanks to him daily. The lyrics on both bands records are so easy to relate to. They were both definitely worth the wait to see live! Wildhoney is on the Continental Drift compilation out on Slumberland Records with Mercury Girls who we also adore and hope to see next time they make it to Seattle.
So we will be tuning in to DKFM Shoegaze Radio So we can support and enjoy our fellow artists. We are working on a new album. As a usual policy of our band and this scene we support our fellow shoegazers. . DKFM will be playing a lot of great new music from our record company The Blog That Celebrates Itself has recently had bands we love and are friends with like Golden Gardens who are playing this years Dancing On The Valentine benefit for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society that is organized by the lovely Jenny George, DRLNG, JAGUWAR, Vibrissae, Static Daydream, Panophonic and the mighty 93MillionMilesFromTheSun appear on their great collection of tribute compilations. They will be playing music from our very good friends from San Francisco LSD and the Search for God who played the Seagaze festival with DKFM station favorite and Seagaze headliner our very good friend the very talented Erik Blood who won The Stranger's 2016 genius award for music! So tune in to DKFM and enjoy!! Commercial free!! Also make sure to go get the DKFM app for Apple ios and Android. It makes listening to DKFM easy as pie! Also be sure to check out the fancy new site and make time every Wednesday night for the lovely When the Sun Hits radio show with Amber Crain who also is responsible for the very great When The Sun Hits Blog . Definitely remember to make time for DKFM Foreign Affairs with Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen of The Foreign Resort! You will be glad you did! Lastly STAY SAFE, BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER AND REMEMBER WE ARE HERE STILL BECAUSE WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER :) AND BECAUSE WE DON"T IGNORE THINGS THAT WE KNOW ARE WRONG! WE RAISE OUR VOICES! AND DO NOT LOOK AWAY OR WALK AWAY WHEN SOMEONE IS IN TROUBLE. LET’S MAKE 2017 OUR YEAR!!

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New Tracks Weekend, January 6-8

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It's the beginning of 2017. Things are changing for many of us. We as a band lost a drummer and while that was sad we knew it was coming. When you see your friend struggle with constant pain you know it's time to let them leave. No one should have to be in pain to make you feel better. With this in mind we are sad to see Jason go. We hope he has a good time being back in The Emerald Down. We look forward to what comes of their new record. This year we rebuild and record a new album that will eclipse our first record. With all the toxic energy and heartbreak writing beautiful songs that mean a lot seems to come easy. Last April I personally removed a very toxic friend from my life and left a project I had been working on for professional reasons. Instead of sitting and crying I put together a Shoegaze, Post-Punk and Psych festival called Seagaze and with the help of some very close friends and Seattle’s Lo-Fi booked and put on a four day event complete with some regional powerhouse and some shoegaze legends from San Francisco. It was beautiful. The fire in Oakland still is in our minds. Remembering lost friends who died in this horrible tragedy. This community lost some very good people who were friends to a lot of us.

One thing we all need to continue to watch out for is the signs of abuse. Sometimes they are small and sometimes they are clear as day but the person being abused has no idea that it has gone on. Sadly with the incoming president domestic violence has spiked and is out of control due to a lot of very despicable people feeling no one will care and they will never get in trouble for it. Sadly some people have to make fun of people who chose to use these services so they don’t burn themselves out or kill themselves as a way escaping. These people have no idea where someone is when they understand it’s time to ask fro real help. A second opinion from someone who is not biased and wants a safe environment for all involved not just for the abused party. That’s why we turn to them so an impartial ear trained to help can help us remove ourselves from the situation and start the healing process. Therefore relieving the pressure on those around you who may be at their breaking point. We must stand against Domestic Violence and not turn away and pretend it isn’t there. It's bad for both men and women and we need to stand against it. We also need to support those organizations that like Safeplace Olympia that work so valiantly to provide shelter, safety and hope for those dealing with such a horrible thing in their lives.

One thing we must remember in 2017 is what makes us special and strong. The fact we support each other, We stand together and realizing that we our the scene that celebrates itself. If creative expression is going to survive we must not act divided. We our very strong if we raise our voices and keep helping each other and watching out for each other. This is in no way about any bands specifically there are plenty of bands who forget this. It's about what some of us feel needs to stop. Some of us have had great tragedy in our lives this year and having been dealing with horrible things including stage 4 cancer and the stress of resurrecting a band. So it is very important we use our hearts we use to write and to treat those with love and understanding. We are truly in this together and the sooner we remember this the better this scene will be.

We all know some of us have personal issues with people but going on a tirade about their band publicly only makes us look weak. It's ruins our artistic integrity. Unless the band refuse to acknowledge a major violation that is criminal. Rape should and will never be swept under the rug neither should any acts of ignorance we see. We continue to watch the events at Standing Rock and in Flint in anger and horror. Not to mention the disgusting comments of the alt right and Steve Bannon and his followers who are fascists. Breitbart is a sick and twisted propaganda machine run by Bannon who is the Joseph Gerbels of our time. Sick people like him only make the world worse and deserve a swift kick into the stratosphere.

We will hope for is 2017 is much better year. This has once again been a hellish week for anyone with a conscience and a good heart and integrity. We have seen hate crimes go unpunished daily and the nation seems out of control. Women are being harassed in insanely disturbing ways that are inexcusable and disgusting. Even in our hometown of Seattle people seem to be dealing with ruthless behavior in even the most historically safe neighborhoods like Captiol Hill.

So tonight and everynight know all of you who are afraid of this wave of hatred and bigotry coming from all sides, We are here we the community are here and we will not be quiet if we see you in trouble or in need. We will be there and we will do what we can to keep to make sure you feel safe. This band started in 2000 and our first record was a response to bald face lies by the ruling class of coming straight out of Dick Cheney's mouth.We are still a political, feminist band and we will gladly stand by our words and our actions. After this election it really does feel like we are going backwards very quickly. The only way we survive is create true unity and a strong reaction using our voices and our hearts and especially our music. Expect something very powerful from us that addresses these issues and domestic abuse because it's not our policy to walk away from an issue that may be difficult. More likely to go head to head with it and tear it a new one.

We have spent most of the spring and summer writing the new album which sounds great. We can't to record it and share it with you. Our friend from Philly Tom Lugo continues to put a bunch of great benefits comps out to help heal some of the world's most forgotten. The most recent being Rock Back for Haiti which is available through Patetico Recordings page on bandcamp. Speaking of Philly one of my favorite albums of last year was the new Field Mouse record. The subjects of the lyrics and melodies are intoxicating and hit you in the heart. Wildhoney are also a powerful live band with some really great songs and tons of stage presence. Who personally let me know they have no tolerance for things like domestic violence and ignorance. Both bands represent the things we love like great songwriting and beautiful melodies that hit you right in the heart. The lyrics on both bands records are so easy to relate to. Definitely worth the wait! Wildhoney is on the Continental Drift compilation out on Slumberland Records with Mercury Girls who we also adore.

So we will be tuning in to DKFM Shoegaze Radio So we can support and enjoy our fellow artists. We are working on a new album. As a usual policy of our band and this scene we support our fellow shoegazers. . DKFM will be playing a lot of great new music from our record company The Blog That Celebrates Itself has recently had bands we love and are friends with like Golden Gardens, DRLNG, JAGUWAR, Vibrissae, Static Daydream and the mighty 93MillionMilesFromTheSun appear on their great collection of tribute compilations. They will be playing music from our very good friends from San Francisco LSD and the Search for God who played the Seagaze festival along with Charlatan, C'est la Mort who are now Fotoform and DKFM station favorite and Seagaze headliner our very good friend the very talented Erik Blood who won The Stranger's 2016 genius award for music! So tune in to DKFM and enjoy!! Commercial free!! Also make sure to go get the DKFM app for Apple ios and Android. It makes listening to DKFM easy as pie! Also be sure to check out the fancy new site and make time every Wednesday night for the lovely When the Sun Hits radio show with Amber Crain who also is responsible for the very great When The Sun Hits Blog . Definitely remember to make time for DKFM Foreign Affairs with Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen of The Foreign Resort! You will be glad you did! Lastly STAY SAFE, BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER AND REMEMBER WE ARE HERE STILL BECAUSE WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER :) AND BECAUSE WE DON"T IGNORE THINGS THAT WE KNOW ARE WRONG! WE RAISE OUR VOICES! AND DO NOT LOOK AWAY OR WALK AWAY WHEN SOMEONE IS IN TROUBLE. LET’S MAKE 2017 OUR YEAR!!

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It's finally the end of a very cold year. 2016 started with some sad foreshadowing. On New Years day leaving my friends going away party I was held at gunpoint by nearly a dozen Seattle Police officers because I looked like someone they heard was carrying a pistol around threatening people. As the year went on many of us lost at least one of our heroes and some of us lost a brother or sister or a Mother or Father. In March I lost my older brother to cancer. In April I removed a very toxic friend from my life and left a project I had been working on for professional reasons. I put together a Shoegaze, Post-Punk and Psych festival called Seagaze and with the help of some very close friends and Seattle’s Lo-Fi booked and put on a four day event complete with some regional powerhouse and some shoegaze legends from San Francisco. It was beautiful and it helped us all heal a little. After that I spent two weeks trying to recover from the lack of sleep and frenetic pace that’s come with running a four day festival. Sadly after that 2016 involved a lot of drama that honestly was uncalled for. Talking to counselors meeting with officers of the court to solve a problem that nothing seemed to end. After that dealing with other crimes and harassment. At the same time I was lucky enough to have some very good people in my life. Who still are to this day in my life and my most trusted friends. The fire in Oakland still has many of us remembering a lost friend who died in this horrible tragedy. This community lost some very good people who were friends to a lot of us. Along with the election of a person unfit to be president who represents all we hate. He will challenge everything we represent including the inclusive values of our scene. For that reason we must figure out how to become stronger and support each other so we can survive this coming wave uncertainty and the competitiveness it inspires in those who have no faith in the old ways that kept things going forward and thriving.

The thing that also must be mentioned this time of year is domestic violence and how it mushrooms this time year. Personally I have dealt with a situation and was lucky to have the help of my amazing good friends and family. It got pretty bad and like a lot of victims I needed some real help. I was lucky enough to have dealt with SafePlace Olympia due to supporting them. Their help was invaluable and saved my life. So one thing we all need to watch out for is the signs abuse. Sometimes they are small and sometimes they are clear as day but the person being abused has no idea that it has gone on. Sadly with the incoming president domestic violence has spiked and is out of control due to a lot of very despicable people feeling no one will care and they will never get in trouble for it. Sadly some people have to make fun of people who chose to use these services so they don’t burn themselves out or kill themselves as a way escaping. These people have no idea where someone is when they understand it’s time to ask fro real help. A second opinion from someone who is not biased and wants a safe environment for all involved not just for the abused party. That’s why we turn to them so an impartial ear trained to help can help us remove ourselves from the situation and start the healing process. Therefore relieving the pressure on those around you who may be at their breaking point. We must stand against Domestic Violence and not turn away and pretend it isn’t there. It's bad for both men and women and we need to stand against it. We also need to support those organizations that like Safeplace Olympia that work so valiantly to provide shelter, safety and hope for those dealing with such a horrible thing in their lives.

One thing we must remember in 2017 is what makes us special and strong. Supporting each other, Standing together and realizing that we our the scene that celebrates itself. If creative expression is going to survive we must not act divided. We our very strong if we raise our voices and keep helping each other and watching out for each other. This is in no way about any bands specifically. It's about what some of us feel needs to stop. Some of us have had great tragedy in our lives this year and having been dealing with horrible things including stage 4 cancer. So it is very important we use our hearts we use to write and to treat those with love and understanding. �We are truly in this together and the sooner we remember this the better this scene will be. I know some of us have personal issues with people but going on a tirade about their band publicly only makes us look weak. Unless the band refuse to acknowledge a major violation that is criminal. Rape should and will never be swept under the rug neither should any acts of ignorance we see. We have watched the events at Standing Rock and in Flint in anger and horror. Not to mention the disgusting comments of the alt right and their followers who sound very like the fascist axis powers we fought in world war II. It takes a toll on us after a while. Breitbart is a sick and twisted propaganda run by nazi’s and Steve Bannon is the Joseph Gerbels of our time.

The best we can hope for is 2017 is much better year. It's important that I say this considering how this band became a reality and where we have been and are going with this new record. This has once again been a hellish week for anyone with a conscience and a good heart and integrity. We have seen hate crimes go unpunished daily and the nation seems out of control. Women are being harassed in insanely disturbing ways that are inexcusable and horrorific. Even in Seattle people seem to be dealing with ludicrous behavior in even the most historically safe neighborhoods like Seattle's Captiol Hill. So tonight and everynight know all of you who are afraid of this wave of hatred and bigotry coming from all sides, I am here we the community are here and we will not be quiet if we see you in trouble or in need. We will be there and we will do what we can to keep to make sure you feel safe. This band started in 2000 and our first record was a response to bald face lies by the ruling class and the coming years of grief and loss. We are still a political, feminist band and we will gladly stand by our words. After this election it really does feel like we are going backwards very quickly. We see the same terrorists in white hoods one day and brown shirts goose stepping the next day. They seem to be sadly of the mind that they have new license The only way we survive is create true unity and a strong reaction using our voices and our hearts and especially our music. Expect something very powerful from us that addresses these issues and domestic abuse because it's not our policy to walk away from an issue that may be difficult. More likely to go head to head with it.

As a band we had several band line-up changes sadly we had one last one at the end of the year. Good news is me and Jason had been writing the new album which sounds great. Sadly Jason Markin has left the band due to an injury that has gotten worse after a procedure weeks ago to correct a very painful knee injury that happened earlier this year. We will be looking for a replacement for Jason and wish him well with The Emerald Down. They will be recording a new record this year. Our friend Tom Lugo has put a bunch of great benefits comps out to help heal some of the world's most forgotten. The most recent being Rock Back for Haiti which is available through Patetico Recordings page on bandcamp. Speaking of Philly I am still in awe with the new Field Mouse record after seeing them play with another favorite band of mine's Wildhoney and the power they had on stage. Both bands represent the things we love like great songwriting and beautiful melodies that hit you right in the heart. The lyrics on both bands records are so easy to relate to. Definitely worth the wait! Wildhoney is on the Continental Drift compilation out on Slumberland Records with Mercury Girls who we also adore. We treasure being part of this scene that celebrates itself because it means we have integrity and a belief that a lack of competition means we all get a chance to succeed and grow together.

So we will be tuning in to DKFM Shoegaze Radio So we can support and enjoy our fellow artists. We are working on a new album. As a usual policy of our band and this scene we support our fellow shoegazers. . DKFM will be playing a lot of great new music from our record company The Blog That Celebrates Itself has recently had bands we love like Golden Gardens, DRLNG, JAGUWAR, Vibrissae, Static Daydream and the mighty 93MillionMilesFromTheSun appear on their great collection of tribute compilations. They will be playing music from our very good friends LSD and the Search for God who played the festival along with Charlatan, C'est la Mort who are now Fotoform and DKFM station favorite and Seagaze headliner our very good friend Erik Blood who won The Stranger's 2016 genius award for music! So tune in to DKFM and enjoy!! Commercial free!! Also make sure to go get the DKFM app for Apple ios and Android. It makes listening to DKFM easy as pie! Also be sure to check out the fancy new site and make time every Wednesday night for the lovely When the Sun Hits radio show with Amber Crain who also is responsible for the very great When The Sun Hits Blog . Also remember to make time for DKFM Foreign Affairs with Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen! You will be glad you did! Lastly STAY SAFE, BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER AND REMEMBER WE ARE HERE STILL BECAUSE WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER :) AND BECAUSE WE DON"T IGNORE THINGS THAT WE KNOW ARE WRONG! WE RAISE OUR VOICES! AND DO NOT LOOK AWAY OR WALK AWAY WHEN SOMEONE IS IN TROUBLE. LET’S MAKE 2017 OUR YEAR!!
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To all of our fans, friends, fellow bands and shoegazers Happy Holidays from all of us at Blackpool Astronomy!! We wish you a safe and joyous holiday season!!

New Tracks Weekend, December 16-18

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It's a very cold weekend in a disturbing time in the history of this country. The fire in Oakland still has many of us realizing we lost a friend in this horrible tragedy. One thing that also must be mentioned this time of year is domestic violence and how it mushrooms this time year. I personally have dealt with a situation and was lucky to have the help of my amazing good friends and family. It got pretty bad and like a lot of victims I needed some real help. I was lucky enough to have dealt with SafePlace Olympia due to supporting them. Their help was invaluable and saved my life. So one thing we all need to watch out for is the signs abuse. Sometimes they are small and sometimes they are clear as day but the person being abused has no idea that it has gone on. Sadly with the incoming president domestic violence has spiked and is out of control due to a lot of very despicable people feeling no one will care and they will never get in trouble for it. We must stand against that. It's bad for both men and women and we need to stand against it. We also need to support those organizations that like Safeplace Olympia that work so valiantly to provide shelter, safety and hope for those dealing with such a horrible thing in their lives.

One thing we must remember is what makes us special and strong. Supporting each other, Standing together and realizing that we our the scene that celebrates itself. If creative expression is going to survive we must not act divided. We our very strong if we raise our voices and keep helping each other and watching out for each other. This is in no way about any bands specifically. It's about what some of us feel needs to stop. Some of us have had great tragedy in our lives this year and having been dealing with horrible things including stage 4 cancer. So it is very important we use our hearts we use to write and to treat those with love and understanding.
We are in this together and the sooner we remember this the better this scene will be. I know some of us have personal issues with people but going on a tirade about their band publicly only makes us look weak. Unless the band refuse to acknowledge a major violation that is criminal. Rape should and will never be swept under the rug neither should any acts of ignorance we see. We watch the events at Standing Rock and in Flint in anger and horror. Not to mention the disgusting comments of the alt right and their followers who sound very like the fascist axis powers we fought in world war II. It takes a toll on us after a while.

The best we can hope for is 2017 is much better year. I am writing in my own pen because it's important that I say this considering how this band became a reality and where we have been and are going with this new record. This has once again been a hellish week for anyone with a conscience and a good heart. We have seen hate crimes multiply daily and the nation seems out of control. Women are being harassed in much more disturbing ways that are inexcusable and horroriffic. Even in Seattle people seem to be dealing with ludicrous behavior in even the most historically safe neighborhoods like Seattle's Captiol Hill. So tonight and everynight know all of you who are afraid of this wave of hatred and bigotry coming from all sides, I am here we the community are here and we are not quiet if we see you in trouble or in need. We will be there and we will do what we can to keep to make sure you feel safe. This band started in 2000 and our first record was a response to bald face lies by the ruling class and the coming years of grief and loss. We are still that political, feminist band and we will gladly stand by our words. After this election it really does feel like we are going backwards very quickly. We see the same terrorists in white hoods one day and brown shirts goose stepping the next day. They seem to be sadly of the mind that they have new license The only way we survive is create true unity and a strong reaction using our voices and our hearts and especially our music. So expect something very powerful that addresses these issues and domestic abuse because it's not our policy to walk away from an issue that may be difficult. More likely to go head to head with it.

Good news is me and Jason have been writing the new album which sounds great. We will be working on that new record after Jason recovers fully from a procedure weeks ago to correct a very painful knee injury that happened earlier this year. I recently spent some time with Tom Lugo of Panophonic , Stellarscope and the Popnoise Festival which was great. We had a great time going to the Filson store launch party and seeing Earth play in a boathouse that was covered with reminders of Ballard's past. We talked a lot about what it means to be in this scene and what makes it so great. After talking with him I feel very much like we have a strong presence both in making things better for the music but also the world. Tom has put a bunch of great benefits comps out to help heal some of the world's most forgotten. The most recent being Rock Back for Haiti which is available through Patetico Recordings page on bandcamp. Speaking of Philly I am still enjoying the new Field Mouse record after seeing them play with another favorite band of mine's Wildhoney and the power they had on stage. Both bands represent the things we love like great songwriting and beautiful melodies that hit you right in the heart. The lyrics on both bands records are so easy to relate to. Definitely worth the wait! Wildhoney is on the Continental Drift compilation out on Slumberland Records with Mercury Girls who we also adore. We adore being part of this scene that celebrates itself because it means we have integrity and a belief that a lack of competition means we all get a chance to succeed and grow together.

So we will be tuning in for another new tracks weekend on DKFM Shoegaze Radio. So we can support and enjoy our fellow artists. We are working on a new album. We have our copies of the classic shoegaze reissue "Scream The Sound" by The Emerald Down on Saint Marie Records which are pressed and have been sent!! ! As a usual policy of our band and this scene we support our fellow shoegazers. . This weekend DKFM will be playing a lot of great new music from our record company The Blog That Celebrates Itself has recently had bands we love like Golden Gardens, DRLNG, JAGUWAR, Vibrissae, Static Daydream and the mighty 93MillionMilesFromTheSun appear on their great collection of tribute compilations. They will be playing music from our very good friends LSD and the Search for God who played the festival along with Charlatan, C'est la Mort who are now Fotoform and DKFM station favorite and Seagaze headliner our very good friend Erik Blood who won The Stranger's 2016 genius award for music! So tune in to DKFM and enjoy!! Commercial free!! Also make sure to go get the DKFM app for Apple ios and Android. It makes listening to DKFM easy as pie! Also be sure to check out the fancy new site and make time every Wednesday night for the lovely When the Sun Hits radio show with Amber Crain who also is responsible for the very great When The Sun Hits Blog . Also remember to make time for DKFM Foreign Affairs with Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen! You will be glad you did! Lastly STAY SAFE, BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER AND REMEMBER WE ARE HERE STILL BECAUSE WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER :) AND BECAUSE WE DON"T IGNORE THINGS THAT WE KNOW ARE WRONG! WE RAISE OUR VOICES! AND DO NOT LOOK AWAY OR WALK AWAY WHEN SOMEONE IS IN TROUBLE.

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New Tracks Weekend, December 9-11

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It's another cold weekend in a disturbing time in the history of this country. The fire in Oakland has many of us realizing we lost a friend in this horrible tragedy. One thing we must remember is what makes us special and strong. Supporting each other, Standing together and realizing that we our the scene that celebrates itself. If creative expression is going to survive we must not act divided. We our strong if we raise our voices and keep helping each other. This is no way about any band specifically. It's about what some of us feel needs to stop. Some of us have had great tragedy in our lives this year and having been dealing with horrible things including cancer. So it is very important we use our hearts we use to write to treat those with love and understanding. We are in this together and the sooner we remember this the better this scene will be. I know some of us have personal issues with people but going on a tirade about their band publicly only makes us look weak. Unless the band refuse to acknowledge a major violation that is criminal. Rape should never be swept under the rug neither should any acts of ignorance we see. We watch the events at Standing Rock in anger and horror. Not to mention the disgusting comments of the alt right and their followers who sound very like the fascist axis powers we fought in world war II. It takes a toll on us after a while. The best we can hope for is 2017 is much better year. I am writing this in my own pen because it's important that I say this considering how this band became a reality and where we have been and are going with this new record. This has once again been very disturbing and hellish week for anyone with a conscience and a good heart. We have seen hate crimes mushroom daily and the nation seems out of control. Even in Seattle people seem to be dealing with ludicrous behavior in even the most historically safe neighborhoods like Seattle's Captiol Hill. So tonight know all of you who are afraid of this wave of hatred and bigotry coming from all sides, I am here we the community are here and we are not quiet if we see you in trouble or in need. We will be there and we will do what we can to keep to make sure you feel safe. This band started in 2000 and our first record was a response to bald face lies by the ruling class. We are still that political, feminist band and we will gladly stand by our words. After this election it really does feel like we are going backwards very quickly. We see the same terrorists in white hoods one day and brown shirts goose stepping the next day. They seem to be sadly of the mind that they have new license The only way we survive is create true unity and a strong reaction using our voices and our hearts and especially our music. So expect something very powerful that addresses these issues and domestic abuse because it's not our policy to walk away from an issue that may be diffcult. More likely to go head to head with it. Good news is me and Jason have been writing the new album which sounds great. We will be working on that new record after Jason recovers fully from a procedure weeks ago to correct a very painful knee injury that happened earlier this year. Last weekend I spent some time with Tom Lugo of Panophonic , Stellarscope and the Popnoise Festival which was great. We had a great time going to the Filson store launch party and seeing Earth play in a boathouse that was covered with reminders of Ballard's past. We talked a lot about what it means to be in this scene and what makes it so great. After talking with him I feel very much like we have a strong presence both in making things better for the music but also the world. Tom has put a bunch of great benefits comps out to help heal some of the world's most forgotten. The most recent being Rock Back for Haiti which is available through Patetico Recordings page on bandcamp. Speaking of Philly I am still enjoying the new Field Mouse record after seeing them play with another favorite band of mine's Wildhoney and the power they had on stage. Both bands represent the things we love like great songwriting and beautiful melodies that hit you right in the heart. The lyrics on both bands records are so easy to relate to. Definitely worth the wait! Wildhoney is on the Continental Drift compilation out on Slumberland Records with Mercury Girls who we also adore. The bands Half and Wozniak put out a split ep to help out our friends at DKFM! Please think about picking it up! We adore being part of the scene that celebrates itself because it means having integrity and a belief that a lack of competition means we all get a chance to succeed and grow together. . So we will be tuning in for another new tracks weekend on DKFM Shoegaze Radio. So we can support and enjoy our fellow artists. We are working on a new album. We have our copies of the classic shoegaze reissue "Scream The Sound" by The Emerald Down on Saint Marie Records which are pressed and have been sent!! ! As a usual policy of our band and this scene we support our fellow shoegazers. . This weekend DKFM will be playing a lot of great new music from our record company The Blog That Celebrates Itself has recently had bands we love like Golden Gardens, Hannah Racecar, JAGUWAR, Vibrissae, Static Daydream, The Foreign Resort, Whimsical and the mighty 93MillionMilesFromTheSun appear on their great collection of tribute compilations. They will be playing music from our very good friends LSD and the Search for God who played the Seagaze festival along with Charlatan, C'est la Mort who are now Fotoform and DKFM station favorite and Seagaze headliner our very good friend Erik Blood who won The Stranger's 2016 genius award for music! So tune in to DKFM and enjoy!! Commercial free!! Also make sure to go get the DKFM app for Apple ios and Android. It makes listening to DKFM easy as pie! Also be sure to check out the fancy new site and make time every Wednesday night for the lovely When the Sun Hits radio show with the Amber Crain who also is responsible for the very great When The Sun Hits Blog . Also remember to make time for DKFM Foreign Affairs with Mikkel Borbjerg Jakobsen!! You will be glad you did! Lastly STAY SAFE, BE GOOD TO EACH OTHER AND REMEMBER WE ARE HERE STILL BECAUSE WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER :) AND BECAUSE WE DON"T IGNORE THINGS THAT WE KNOW ARE WRONG! WE RAISE OUR VOICES! AND DO NOT LOOK AWAY OR WALK AWAY WHEN SOMEONE IS IN TROUBLE.

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Genres

Artists We Like

Band Interests

To play and write music that brings heart to the mix. Good music is not product

Influences

Band Members

Jeff McCollough: Vocals. Guitars, Sequencing

Jason Markin:Drums, Lights

Hometown

Current Location

Record Label

TBTCI records

General Manager

BPA booking

Booking Agent

Black Booking
Other Seattle Artists
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