Never one to shy away from important political or sociological topics, Portland-based artist Erika M. Anderson aka EMA makes her return with another slice of commentary with her new track ‘Aryan Nation’. Placing a spotlight on places in Middle America where anger towards others has been manifested through hard times resulting in a twisted form of patriotism, the song is taken from EMA’s forthcoming LP ‘Exile In The Outer Ring’, out August 25 via City Slang Records. Below is a lyric video of the track which was created by Aaron Anderson and Eric Timothy Carlson.
Back in 2011, Balto released their folk-embedded album ‘October’s Road’. Whilst musically intriguing, it would almost appear a strange connection from Balto creator Daniel Sheron’s life in Russia to his move to the city of Portland. Ironically, many of the songs from Balto’s debut LP were written during Sheron’s journey from Moscow to Siberia, in which he would bring to America, spawning the band. Dropping their ‘Monuments’ album in 2012, Balto have now unveiled their new single ‘CA Luv’. The song, ripe with 70s – 80s Americana emitting from the production, the bridging of the classic and modern styling of rock & roll is definitely ear-grabbing and utterly enjoyable. Have a listen.
Sibling trio Joseph will release their album ‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not’ on August 26th via ATO Records. Produced by Mike Mogis, the new work follows their successful tracks ‘White Flag’ and ‘S.O.S.’. The album will also coincide with Joseph’s US and world tour, which will include the band supporting James Bay throughout their American run and Michael Kiwanuka throughout Europe. ‘I’m Alone, No You’re Not’ is currently available for streaming over at NPR. TOUR DATES: 8/5-8/7 Read more […]
Portland band Rare Monk share their new single ‘California’, which is taken from their upcoming self-titled EP, out November 20th on B3SCI Records. Whilst the title would suggest sunnier content, the lyrics address the current destroying of the earth by man’s own misuse. Regarding the song, lead singer Dorian Aites wrote: “California’ is about mankind’s exploitation and misuse of the planet on which we live, how without serious, immediate change to our society on a global scale we will Read more […]
Portland band Rare Monk have shared a new song taken from their forthcoming self-titled EP, out November 20th on B3SCI Records. ‘Warning Pulse’ is an invigorating shot of indie pop, produced by Tom McFall, whose credits include Bloc Party and Weezer. You can preview the song below as well as the tracklisting for the upcoming EP/ Tracklist: California (Will Burn) Warning Pulse The Only Reason To Tour The Midwest Light Tricks Read more […]
After sharing their song “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around” a month ago, electronic/pop band Chromatics hit us with another tune entitled “In Films”. The easy flowing tune sort of makes you want to forget about everything around you and daydream your life away while laying poolside in a sunny environment. The song will be included on their new album Dear Tommy which will hopefully get released sometime this year. For now you can stream and download the song below. Read more […]
Portland band Chromatics have shared a new track entitled “I Can Never Be Myself When You’re Around”, which is featured on their forthcoming LP Dear Tommy. Blurring the lines of indie rock and synth-pop, the catchy song features back vocals from Italians Do It Better artist Megan Louise. Check it out.
After getting a taste of the Rogue Vogue remix of Australian band Miami Horror’s “Wild Motion” track, we’re now hit with a remix from Portland producer RAC, who delivers a straight-ahead pop/house version which operates somewhat in the fun structure of the original. All we know is that it provides a happy feeling every time we hear it, which means that RAC has done his job properly. Miami Horror’s “Wild Motion Remixes” EP is currently out now. Have a listen. Read more […]
Portland (although technically from France and not the U.S.) are ready to drop their new EP “Deezy Daisy” on 15th September. The group created a buzz two years ago with their song “You Don’t Know Me”. Their electro/pop fused sound caught the ears of the boys over at Kitsuné Maison and the rest is history. Here is the disco pumping Oxford remix of “Deezy Daisy”, which is definitely catchy. Have a listen. Read more […]
Rocky might have trained extra hard for his boxing matches but he probably still couldn’t match the energy of Kathy Foster’s. In The Thermal’s new video “The Sunset”, not only does she train like a champ but dances like crazy seemingly without rest! Top that Stallone! Read more […]