New Music From Soft Sailors

Posted on Apr 26, 2018
New Music From Soft Sailors

Soft Sailors is the new project from Geoff Geis, who long ago moved from Alabama to Los Angeles. Over the past decade, he’s booked shows at venerable venues like The Smell and Pehrspace, released tapes on the Vanity Projects label, covered the DIY beat in a column for LA Record, acted as a regular fill-in […]

Seattle Music Insider Reviews Naked Giants’ Raging Live Show – They’re On Tour Now

Posted on Apr 26, 2018
Seattle Music Insider Reviews Naked Giants’ Raging Live Show – They’re On Tour Now

Naked Giants are known for the raw, massive energy they bring to their live performances. Thanks to their virtuosic chops and producer Steve Fisk (Nirvana, Soundgarden), that energy is all over the band’s debut LP Sluff. But hardcore fans will definitely still want to see them live! Find out what a Naked Giants show is […]

LA Weekly Interviews The Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn

Posted on Apr 26, 2018
LA Weekly Interviews The Dream Syndicate’s Steve Wynn

A recently LA Weekly feature highlights The Dream Syndicate, which the alt-weekly calls “returning heroes” after the 2017 release of their first album in 30 years, How Did I Find Myself Here? The Weekly recently interviewed Steve Wynn, the band’s founder, about the new album and the impetus behind it. “I think we wanted to have […]

New Music From Mayflower Madame

Posted on Apr 25, 2018
New Music From Mayflower Madame

Formed in Oslo, Norway, during wintertime, Mayflower Madame got its start in an industrial building shared with a carwash. The band began to rehearse amidst the gritty surroundings, quickly finding their sound and recording a four-track demo. After gaining some attention on the radio, the quartet of Trond Fagernes (guitars/vocals),Havard Haga (guitars), Petter Marberg (bass), and Ola […]

Gigwise Goes Track-By-Track With MIEN

Posted on Apr 25, 2018
Gigwise Goes Track-By-Track With MIEN

Digging MIEN‘s debut LP? Dig deeper into the album’s origins – and the stories behind each track – at Gigwise. The site has an interview with the group as they walk readers through all 11 tracks on a globe-straddling debut that has fans of dark psych falling in love. Considering that MIEN came together remotely, […]

Winter, On Tour, Gets A Nod From LA Record

Posted on Apr 25, 2018
Winter, On Tour, Gets A Nod From LA Record

LA Record recommends Ethereality by Winter, an album the magazine calls “an earnest attempt to find kindred spirits” by singer/songwriter Samira Winter. Comparing Winter to peak-era Weezer, Pavement, The Breeders, and Beach House, the review opines, “Ethereality is based on an artful examination of post-millennial emotional confusion. This generation is becoming very able at presenting […]

CelebMix Adds To The Thirdstory Hype

Posted on Apr 25, 2018
CelebMix Adds To The Thirdstory Hype

“Thirdstory are doing something new with this release,” writes CelebMix about the trio’s debut LP Cold Heart. “They’re bringing back harmonies in the bucketload, which we absolutely love.” The site has a glowing review of the record, identifying songs like “Searching For A Feeling” and “G Train” as highlights. Thirdstory is “slowly becoming one of […]

TENTS, On Tour Soon, Play KGW8

Posted on Apr 23, 2018
TENTS, On Tour Soon, Play KGW8

Portland is super-supportive of its local music scene; so supportive, even, that local TV news features PDX-based artists performing their music and promoting their albums to their fellow citizens. To that end, TENTS bandmembers Brian and Amy Hall recently stopped by NBC affiliate KGW8 to perform a stripped-down song from their new album Deer Keeps […]

Rishi Dhir of MIEN, Set To Perform Levitation, Speaks To The Montreal Gazette

Posted on Apr 23, 2018
Rishi Dhir of MIEN, Set To Perform Levitation, Speaks To The Montreal Gazette

MIEN‘s self-titled debut album opens with a rush of sitar, provided by bandmember Rishi Dhir (also of Elephant Stone). Dhir, one-fourth of the international dark psych supergroup, was recently profiled by the Montreal Gazette. It’s an interesting piece, not only because Dhir is an interesting guy but because MIEN came to existence in an unconventional […]

Buzzbands Has Winter’s “High School” Video

Posted on Apr 23, 2018
Buzzbands Has Winter’s “High School” Video

Winter‘s Ethereality is a dreampop record written by Samira Winter in her bedroom, a space where she can abandon her inhibitions. In her new video for “High School,” Winter celebrates another type of inhibition-abandonment, as she inspires a group of elementary school students to create a furious and fun dance party rather than be bored […]

The Seattle Times Celebrates Naked Giants’ Success

Posted on Apr 23, 2018
The Seattle Times Celebrates Naked Giants’ Success

Naked Giants are the stars of a glowing feature in their hometown Seattle Times, which celebrates the band’s new LP Sluff, describes their furious live show, and gives audiences the backstory on the photogenic grunge-punk, power-pop three-piece that is currently turning heads across America both on their own and as members of Car Seat Headrest. […]

Record Store Day Is This Saturday, April 21 – Get Exclusive RSD Music From Caitlyn Smith

Posted on Apr 18, 2018
Record Store Day Is This Saturday, April 21 – Get Exclusive RSD Music From Caitlyn Smith

It’s that time of the year again! For the eleventh year in a row, independent record stores around the world are celebrating every vinyl lover’s favorite holiday — Record Store Day! The event began as a way to draw attention to local stores at a time when vinyl and physical media seemed like it was […]

TENTS Take All Things Go Backyard For Their “Back Yards” Video

Posted on Apr 18, 2018
TENTS Take All Things Go Backyard For Their “Back Yards” Video

All Things Go has the video for “Back Yards,” the lead off track on TENTS‘ new LP Deer Keeps Pace. Writes the site, “Portland’s TENTS are throwing out their earworm hooks with charming DIY visuals in their latest video accoutrement. ‘Back Yards’ watches like a static tour of band’s actual backyard as backing vocalist Amy […]

Clash Music Hosts A Mix From MIEN

Posted on Apr 18, 2018
Clash Music Hosts A Mix From MIEN

“What do you get if you place members of The Black Angels, Elephant Stone, The Earlies, and The Horrors in one room? For one thing,” writes Clash Music, “a phenomenal record collection. When Alex Maas, Tom Furse, Rishi Dhir and John-Mark Lapham coalesced as MIEN, one of the first things they did was swap a […]

Noisey and GQ Profile Rejjie Snow

Posted on Apr 18, 2018
Noisey and GQ Profile Rejjie Snow

Dear Annie is Rejjie Snow‘s debut album, but it comes after a long journey. Much of that journey was recently chronicled in Noisey, which asked the rapper about the time he spent before releasing his initial single and the critically-acclaimed new LP. Read the whole story here. In a recent GQ interview, Snow talked about […]

The Dream Syndicate Tours, Releases RSD EP and Video

Posted on Apr 18, 2018
The Dream Syndicate Tours, Releases RSD EP and Video

The Dream Syndicate last year released their first album in thirty years, How Did I Find Myself Here?, to much critical acclaim. This week, they’re excited to release their first-ever Record Store Day exclusive piece How We Found Ourselves…Everywhere!, a six-song LP of outtakes, live recordings, and B-sides. “2017 was a pretty dizzying year for […]

TENTS Go For Adds

Posted on Apr 16, 2018
TENTS Go For Adds

TENTS is a comfort-pop quartet for those looking for light in the darkness. The band formed in Portland, Oregon when songwriter Brian Hall (vocals, keyboards), a successful advertising composer, became disenchanted with creating corporate music and recruited his wife, Amy Hall (backing vocals), to accompany him in the pursuit of a more enriching creative outlet. […]

Alternative Press Profiles Naked Giants, Who Currently Seek a New NACC Peak

Posted on Apr 16, 2018
Alternative Press Profiles Naked Giants, Who Currently Seek a New NACC Peak

Alternative Press has some words about Naked Giants, who are shooting for a new NACC peak this week with their album Sluff. Says the site, “Recorded with Steve Fisk, who’s worked with the likes of Nirvana and Soundgarden, the Seattle band channel their hometown influences in an upbeat style of grunge-laden rock that’ll make you […]

Pitchfork Shares MIEN’s “Black Habit”

Posted on Apr 16, 2018
Pitchfork Shares MIEN’s “Black Habit”

Pitchfork has a review of MIEN’s “Black Habit” single, writing that “Darkness is nothing new for MIEN, whose members include the Black Angels singer Alex Maas, the Horrors’ Tom Furse, and the Earlies’ John-Mark Lapam—their resumes span psychedelia, gothic industrial, and prog rock. “Black Habit,” the band’s first single from their forthcoming self-titled album, folds […]

Mother Jones Likes Sonny Smith

Posted on Apr 16, 2018
Mother Jones Likes Sonny Smith

Mother Jones recently reviewed the new one from Sonny Smith, applauding Rod For Your Love for “boasting a brighter sound and sunnier vibe” than some of Smith’s previous material as Sonny and the Sunsets. Writes the magazine, “The engaging Sonny Smith specializes in finely observed vignettes about everyday people that showcase his wry, slackerish voice. […]

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