The Believer Love Songs for Lamps Cassette Release

The current July/August issue of Dave Eggers' San Francisco lit mag The Believer is the Music Issue, and it comes with a 24-track compilation mix tape curated by Calvin Johnson and mastered at his Dub Narcotic Studio. Don't have a cassette player? "Go buy one at a thrift store for three dollars," The Believer advises. The comp includes a select few non-locals—D.C. riot rockers Priests, Sacramento performance artist MOM, New York electroclash outfit Soviet. But Northwest bands rule the day on the tape—the strongest tracks come from Curious Mystery frontwoman Shana Cleveland, lo-fi garage rockers The Shivas, the harmonious LAKE offshoot Baby Island, and the Olympia noise rock trio Broken Water, all of whom will appear along with Johnson and a large handful of their compilation peers at tonight's release show. With Happy Noose, Laura Leif & A.P.B., The Memories, Skrill Meadow, Hysterics, Tomorrow's Tulips, Katie & the Lichen. ERIN K. THOMPSON

Thu., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., 2012

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