Rain City Ambience

Seattle-based Northwest music source established in 2005
  • Album Reviews : The Devil Wears Prada – Space EP

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    In August of 2010, American metalcore quintet The Devil Wears Prada dropped the Zombie EP, an out-of-character sci-fi thriller that saw the band push the limits of their sound and abilities. Almost exactly five years later, the now-four piece is back with the Space EP, a six song tower of aliens and space travel …


  • Album Reviews : The Left Outsides – The Shape Of Things To Come

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    The Left Outsides is a English duo that plays music worthy of charming snakes into submission. The band is comprised of husband Mark Nicholas and wife Alison Cotton. The Shape Of Things To Come features songs with tranquil qualities and their own shock value. Rich acoustic guitars, violas and harmonious vocal …


  • Album Reviews : Turnover – Peripheral Vision

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    Read Joe’s review of Turnover’s Peripheral Vision and let us know what you think of this cool new record! …


  • Album Reviews : The Scenic Route – Moments

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    This self proclaimed “whatever” rock band from Seattle released their EP for the world to listen to… FOR FREE. So, I had to take the opportunity to listen and review. Basically, its a throwback without the weird haircut. …


  • Album Reviews : Lo’ There Do I See My Brother – Northern Shore

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    Pacific Northwest musicians have been telling me for ages to listen to Lo’ There Do I See My Brother, but it wasn’t until a copy of the much-anticipated Northern Shore dropped into my inbox that I had a chance to actually listen. …


  • Album Reviews : Front Porch Step – Whole Again EP

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    After a meteoric rise in 2013, Ohio singer Jake Mcelfresh, better known as Front Porch Step, is serving up a new 7″ EP titled Whole Again. The prolific Pure Noise artist just wrapped up a national run with the Pure Noise Tour, and is losing no time putting out this December 2nd release. …


  • Album Reviews : Atriarch – An Unending Pathway

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    I’ve listened to my fair share of odd music in my day, but very few times have I come across an album that creeps me out as much as the music in the new Atriarch album An Unending Pathway. The black/doom/creep metal (yes I made that up) from Portland, Oregon have released this album through Relapse, their debut …


  • Album Reviews : The Classic Crime – What Was Done, Volume 1

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    To celebrate 10 years as a band, Seattle’s The Classic Crime is releasing the highly anticipated What Was Done: Volume 1 on October 27th (today!) through BadChristian music. The album is a collection of fan favorites through the years, rearranged as acoustic songs or reinterpreted with the band’s added years of …


  • Album Reviews : Magpies – Tornado

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    Longtime friend and Effectsbay/Rattlesnake Cables/Pedal Labels mastermind Hank Donovan recently reached out to me about a band he’s been working with for the past few years, Missoula Montana’s Magpies. This raucous indie-rock quartet has just released their newest effort, Tornado, and it’s a doozy. …


  • Album Reviews : Dear You – I Can Only Blame Myself

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    Dear You just released my favorite pop-punk EP of the year so far. I Can Only Blame Myself is as sonically gorgeous as it is moody. With build ups as epic as The Hotelier and vocals bringing out my own broken voice, these six songs are miles above anything the band has released before. Nasal yet vicious, fine …