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by Adrien Begrand

17 Aug 2015


Loaded with the kind of sparking, massive hooks that will remind many of the more pop-oriented side of the new romantic scene 30 years ago, Patternist‘s new single “New Fashion” is shamelessly wide-eyed. Irresistibly so. The brainchild of Portland musician Gabe Mouer, Patternist is in the process of releasing new tracks from its second EP on a month-by-month basis, with a full release later this year.

by Adrien Begrand

14 Aug 2015

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Dan Steinle

When Portland band Wax Fingers disintegrated, bandmates and longtime collaborators Pete Bosack and Tommy Franzen formed Mothertapes, a project that strives to marry progressive rock, electronic, and pop in the tradition of Tears For Fears, Battles, and Animal Collective.

by Adrien Begrand

14 Aug 2015


When you’re described by esteemed critic Peter Guralnick a combination of John Lee Hooker and William Carlos Williams, and when an artist as great as Lucinda Williams sings high praise about your work, people will notice. Indeed, Kevin Gordon makes awfully good, not to mention literate American music, his skill at the blues and his poetic background making him a distinct voice in today’s roots scene. His new album Long Gone Time will be released next month, but in the meantime you can hear the genial little blues tune “Church on Time” below.

by Adrien Begrand

13 Aug 2015


Led by the pair of Bobbi Kitten and Z Wolf, Columbus, Ohio’s Damn the Witch Siren is all about exuding strong girl power amidst a very high-gloss, eclectic, fun hybrid of pop music styles. A great example is the new track “Nasty”, in which electronic, dance, hip hop, ‘80s pop, and funk all collide in a glorious pile-up that’s as delightfully garish as Kitten’s multihued image.

by Adrien Begrand

13 Aug 2015


Possessing a blend of wit and romanticism similar to that of Tom Waits, Morgan Christopher Geer is a formidable talent in his own right, and the fourth album by his project Drunken Prayer continues in that idiosyncratic yet charming direction. With the help of members of the Sadies, reigning Sound, and Freakwater, Geer crafts another journey through America’s weird musical heritage on The Devil & The Blues, wonderfully encapsulated on the new track “Love Looks Like a Master”.

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