The latest from Creston Mapes, “Let My Daughter Go” delivers everything his dedicated disciples have come to expect - inspiring heroes and despicable villains, along with plenty of action and non-stop tension.
Mac DeMarco and his crew of misfits brought good tunes and a good time to Portland, Oregon. Alexa Harris was all smiles.
Before You Know It (Live in Portland) (Roark Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
All The Apparatus (Faultvo). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Ravishers (Timber Carnival Records). Review by Carl F Gauze.
Freed of this Flesh (Crucial Blast). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Now We Can See (Kill Rock Stars). Review by Scott Adams.
Verbs (Aagoo). Review by P. McEver.
Lights Bane (Crucial Blast). Review by Matthew Moyer.
Matthew Moyer gets all dreeeeeeeamy with Portland’s upstart dreampop army, pacific UV. They’ve just released an album that rivals Sigur Ros for lushness - what’s next?
Portland, ho! Matthew Moyer finds the Zinester’s Guide to be a heartfelt, if somewhat flawed, love letter to stick in your jacket pocket the next time you visit “the city that works.”
A brilliant band with brilliant songs is hampered by the unforgiving sound of the Crystal Ballroom. Bob Ham was, for better or worse, there.
Fire bad. Tree pretty. Carl F Gauze reads.
Songs About Leaving (Sad Robot). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
Bridges Worth Burning (Barsuk). Review by Eric J. Iannelli.
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