Soundcloud Surfing is a weekly feature that is exactly what it sounds like. Instead of focusing on the brand new music, we dig into the Soundcloud archives and pull out some gems. Enjoy, and check out previous editions here.

It’s the Super Bowl this Sunday, and even though we’re big music nerds here at P&P, we’re still excited. I mean, how could you not be? The pageantry! The half-time show! The athleticism! Cheerleaders!

Although the real action is tomorrow, when the Seattle Seahawks face the Denver Broncos, we thought we’d get in the spirit by pitting artists from the two cities against each other. Seattle has a longer and more storied musical history, being the birthplace of grunge as well as the home of powerhouse indie label Sub Pop who signed Nirvana, Soundgarden, Fleet Foxes, and Postal Service. Denver’s music, however, goes a little bit deeper than The Lumineers and John Denver’s “Rocky Mountain High.”

Check out some gems from both cities below.



Pearl Jam


Nacho Picasso & Blue Sky Black Death




Shabazz Palaces



Earth Wind & Fire








Plus, Denver has Red Rocks Amphitheatre nearby…