There’s something about the Seattle water that breeds a polarizing beast with has two voices: one indie-woodsy crooning and one gritty, dirty growling. Our friends at the Emerald City’s Good To Die Records have just released a Summer 2012 compilation pimping Pacific Northwest bands we know and love. Though Good To Die’s roster is so small that the 13-track mixtape has some doubling up, it is full of heavy hitters that have really made themselves known on the local hard rock scene and beyond, including Absolute Monarchs, Sandrider, Dog Shredder and Monogamy Party, Deadkill, and Brokaw.

Stream and download the entire mixtape below, and it follows with special attention on two of the labels newest signees, who happen to be offering exclusives on this mixtape. From Portland comes the dapperly-dressed, anti-Bible-thumping Gaytheist, and the punishing and screeching Rabbits.



Monogamy Party – Pus City Album Review Sandrider – Self-Titled Album Review
Sandrider Live Show Review Dog Shredder Live Show Review
Sandrider on Albums Of The Year 2011


Gaytheist @ Kenton Club, Portland
A member of the Reno band Elephant Rifle recently shared that Gaytheist stole the night at their show at The Know. On this mixtape, “Condemn The Condemners” comes from the Portland trio’s upcoming full-length Stealth Beats, which comes out on August 21st, and the video below shows some of Gaytheist’s queer (meaning: peculiar, as well as gay) charms.

Rabbits @ The Star Theatre
Sludge-punk confusion comes full force via Portland’s Rabbits, for whom online information is hard to come by.


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Vivian Hua (華婷婷) wears a lot of random hats, but has somewhat mastered globetrotting like a hobo and evading traditional 9-to-5 work schedules. She enjoys observing human idiosyncrasies perhaps more than anything and is a magnet for homeless people (a joy) and bug bites of all types (absolutely terrible). Through her work, she hopes to embrace the temporary while documenting the nostalgic, using divination and dream symbolism as guides through the cosmic maze. Additional writing, art, video, and other crap, like her astrological chart, can be seen at She is the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE magazine, and quite appreciates unsolicited personal e-mails just to shoot the shit and narrow the gaps between human beings.