Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
December 24th. Come by and check out all the new
Just a few ideas .....
Iacoli & McAllister JEWELRY an instant favorite
new addition, come see the whole line!
|NEW MUSIC from flexions, secret colors, m. women,|
U.S.F., brilliant colors, naomi punk, and of
course the new cairo comp, featuring 14 newtracks.
MYSTERY BAGS grab a limited edition
mystery bag containing an exclusive cairo
designed t-shirt. GREAT STOCKING
VINTAGE KITTEN SHOES (!!!!)
Vintage BOOTS. we just got a whole new collection
of vintage shoes and boots
|Muchodesign! NEW JEWELRY LINE|
New jewelry by SHANNON PERRY, and a
re-stock of perennial Cairo fave WORN PATH
out of Portland.
|winter is for LEATHER BACKPACKS|
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Adam Forkner, currently of White Rainbow and Purple & Green, and I chatted on the phone last week about all the important things in life: Paul Allen, and Pauly Shore, and basketball. What else could there possibly be to talk about?
Adam and I spoke before he made his way from Portland to Seattle earlier this month to perform for Cairo's EXPO fest, which was fucking AWESOME. (Props to Marius for "bringing the party" with his strobe light app.)
Thanks to Adam for coming up here, for the last-minute phone interview, and especially for the enormous, rubbery, scented...member... that you brought along from Portland.
This is what the show looked like:
"this song is like a caterpillar"
And this what we said:
Yeah you know, I pop in, I pop out. That’s my thing. I’m looking forward to playing in the small room. Its such a special little room. It’s always so nice there, so cozy. You can get crunk and sweaty. Im not going to wear my stupid Columbia red jacket again. Last time I wore it and Ian was wearing the same one. Not again.
Haha. Dinner? Like, eating and talking? Oh shit. Fuck. Dinner party! Those are fun! George Clinton. Because he would just be funny. Oh, and Larry David and JB Smooth. I feel like that would be a wonderful dinner. Lots of laughs.
Looking for a little Christmas gift for yourself? Saunter on over to our blog to listen to Adam's special mixtape JUST FOR CAIRO! AHH!
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Happy Holidays Everyone!
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Thursday, December 8, 2011
You’re not originally from Seattle, how does the PNW manifest itself in your music?
I’ve been in the Northwest since I was about ten, and I go on a lot of hikes… but I’m not really sure how to answer that because I can’t remove myself from it, you know? I get asked that a lot and I never know what to say.
Where is your favorite place to hike?
Taylor Mountain, Tiger Mountain, and the Cedar River Watershed. I’m going to school for hydrology, so hopefully I can work there someday.
What is inspiring you the most right now?
I guess all the books I have been reading are really inspiring. I’m reading “We Have Never Been Modern” by Bruno Latour right now. It has been inspiring me to think about things in a new way.
Do you have a style icon?
Let me think. I never thought about that. I like really functional clothing… I wear hiking boots every day… but I’m not sure where I got that from. Probably the Pacific Northwest actually—you have to dress for the weather. I grew up in the mountains so you always had to do that, I guess I still do. I guess you could say the NW affected my style more than my music.
What is your fantasy band line-up [to play with]?
I would feel like a dingus playing with really good musicians! I guess Townes Van Zandt just because I would want to hang out with him afterwards. The Durutti Column, except I would feel like such an asshole for playing a show with them. But that would be so cool!
Do you have a favorite Sub Pop label mate?
I’m so out of touch right now, but really I like the Fleet Foxes. Robin Pecknold is a good friend, or was, before he moved.
Your style of music is very intimate, what kind of venue do you prefer to play?
Big venues are the most uncomfortable—anything with a huge stage and crazy sound system and, you know, lighting and fog, is just bad. The best are galleries and small places especially when its just me or one other person. My first-ever tour was with Minus the Bear and The Helio Sequence—every night we played huge venues full of assholes that just hated me. It was very disheartening.
Have you had any shitty jobs?
Um, I worked at McDonalds? And I worked at Skipper’s for years and years. I've pretty much had every shitty job there is.
What is something you are never without?
Like, when I go walking and stuff? I guess there is nothing in particular. I leave my phone at home and it causes problems sometimes. When we go hiking we always bring fire flints.
Tell me about your tattoo (at the base of your throat).
I got it when I was a teenager. The guy I was dating at the time was a tattoo guy. It’s a microscope. I kind of regret it. All my tattoos are bad… they are from high school. Look at this terrible one [shows me her upper arm]… it says “facism” instead of “fascism”. I tried to cover it up with stick and poke. I just walked around my house all day poking my arm with an inked needle, and it barely did anything.
Listen to some Tiny Vipers tunes here.
Still haven't had your fill? Never fear! Jesy and Liz Harris (Grouper) are releasing a record on Kranky that will be out in 2012, under the moniker "Mirroring".
See you all this weekend at EXPO 89!!!
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
- Ruby Jay "2011"
& Co. Jewelry
Very Special trunk show with one of our favorite and longest running designer, Meghann S0mmer and & Co. Jewelry. Come grab some gifts!
NIGHTVISIONS, by Christian Palmer, starring Margot Smith & Nate Quiroga
HAUNTED HORSES video for "Wands", directed by Emily Denton
NIGHT COWS, by Robin Stein
FIELD FLAIL, Margaret Jones
THE BANQUET, by Robert Wolfe
CATASTROPHE, by Frank Correa & Jesuit the Cat
NIGHTLIGHT, by Christopher Ando
Monday, December 5, 2011
2010's The Cold Jungle landed on more than a couple year end favorite lists, including top billing by Seattle Time's Andrew Matson....more on that HERE.