Graig Markel Label Collective in the Stranger!

Nice piece by Dave Segal about Seattle’s new label collective, Self Center Records.


New Video From the Animals at Night

Where the new Viktrolux pedal got it’s name. Used on almost every track of the upcoming self-titled album from the Animals at Night. Full album out on 11/11/16. Intimately crepuscular and emotionally cinematic at the same time, the new Animals at Night takes place in Seattle’s Recovery Room in 1976, looking 50 years into the future. Here’s the first video highlighting the incredibly strange and versatile Viktrolux effect while it was in prototype phase. 


Graig’s Top Ten of 2015

1. Alabama Shakes “Sound and Color”
2. Unknown Mortal Orchestra “Multi-Love”
3. The Sonics “This is the Sonics”
4. Kurt Vile “b’lieve i’m goin down”
5. Neon Indian “Vega Intl. Night School”
6. Monophonics “Sound of Sinning”
7. Leon Bridges “Coming Home”
8. Dungen “Allas Sak”
9. The Dead Weather “Dodge and Burn”
10. Diane Coffee “Everybody’s a Good Dog”

“Endless Summer” Reverb Featured in Tone Report!

The new hand-wired real spring reverb pedal comes in at #3 on the Buzzworthy Gear list.

GM88 at Showbox 12/2, New Single.

Graig Markel and the 88th St. Band perform at the Showbox Market Seattle 12/1 as part of the KEXP sponsored World AIDS Day benefit with Fly Moon Royalty, Ivan & Alyosha, and DJ Darek Mazzone. It’s free, and starts at 7:30. In celebration, here’s a new tune to wet your whistle. See you at the Showbox!

Graig Markel and the 88th St. Band “Nothing Will Break Your Fall”