(Sunset) My girl DJ Sharlese over at KEXP digs deeper than the much-celebrated Northwest-’90s era, and instead has a keen ear for Seattle-area bands from the previous decade. I first heard the Green Pajamas on her Audioasis show and have been kinda fascinated with them ever since. In 1984, the Green Pajamas brought the paisley underground to Seattle by way of mellow, guitar-driven psychedelic pop and have made um, 32 albums since. It’s probably “Kim the Waitress” you know them by—a moony little number of earnest, unrequited lust. Though I just haven’t had the days or weeks (months?) to listen to their entire discography, playing G-PJs-songs roulette has included: Xanax-coated power pop, fuzzed-out indie, sleepy love songs, and a valiant cover of the most boring Christmas song, “O Holy Night.” With Tango Alpha Tango and Campfire OK. EMILY NOKES
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(Lucid Lounge) This is what you must do as soon as you can: Go up to Beacon Hill, enter the cafe The Station, and get a copy of Station Blends Vol. 1. It’s a compilation mixed by the local producer and DJ WD4D, it’s found on the cafe’s counter, and it contains no fewer than 26 blissed-out tracks—some of which are by one of the leading black weirdos of our time/town, JusMoni (she recently dropped a collaboration with WD4D called Queen Feel). There are times when you need not to feel that you are in Seattle (small, poor in culture, rich in money), but in a real city (rich in color, low on cash, and huge). This compilation (and second volume is soon to arrive) is nothing but that feeling: the feelings of a big-city lover. With OCNotes. CHARLES MUDEDE
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