New Music: Whitney Ballen, UGLYFRANK, Constant Lovers; Save London Bridge Studio

​Whitney Ballen Releases PNW themed album, ​Falls

Local singer/songwriter Whitney Ballen started a kickstarter late last year to record an album "written in and inspired by the Pacific Northwest, which will always and forever be my home." That album—the spare, spooky ​Falls​—comes out today. Imagine Joanna Newsom as a ghost, benevolently haunting a cabin in the woods, and you'll get an idea of what the record sounds like.

Ballen will be hosting a release show at Heartland on March 22 with Specters and Birdkiller.


Tacoma's wonderfully in your face rap group ILLFIGHTYOU counts UGLYFRANK among its ranks. The rapper's BOBBY HILL EP drops today—a woozy, party-ready record that proves UGLYFRANK is indeed the King of the Hill.

Constant Lovers Will Let You ​Experience Feelings ​Today

Constant Lover's mortifying Photoshopped monster-man (above), created by stitching together bits of all four band member's bodies, is finally ready to meet you. ​Good To Die Records is releasing the Seattle band's hard hitting second album ​Experience Feelings​ today. Check it out to hear how the band sounds with the addition of its new drummer, Helms Alee's Ben Verellen.

Seattle's London Bridge Studio Needs Your Help

The list of bands that have recorded at London Bridge's Seattle studio goes on and on: Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Temple Of The Dog, Mother Love Bone, Blind Melon, Fleet Foxes, Minus The Bear, Death Cab for Cutie, Mary Lambert, Cat Power and Brandi Carlile just to name a few.

Part of the reason so many bands seek out London Bridge is its vintage Neve mixing board, a rare and unique console that takes 2500 hours of construction per unit to build. The studio's Neve is in need of repairs, and owners Geoff Ott, Jonathan Plum, and Eric Lilavois are asking for help to raise the $75,000 to repair it on Indiegogo.

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