Tag: Portland

SXSW 2018 Memories – Mimicking Birds

SXSW 2018 Memories – Mimicking Birds

Since 2015, we have asked independent artists to share their favorite memories from their time at SXSW. In just three years, this project has become one of our most popular features thanks to the growing interests of bands and singers from around the world. These memories are from Mimicking Birds. The Portland-based were one of our Favorite Hidden Gems of […]

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Haley Heynderickx – ‘I Need to Start a Garden’ (Album Review)

Haley Heynderickx – ‘I Need to Start a Garden’ (Album Review)

Haley Heynderickx’s first album, I Need to Start a Garden, transports us into a world of mystery, insecurity, fantastic landscapes, and love. The slightly de-tuned guitars and minimalistic production enhance songs that defy classification and grow from nuance. Haley’s voice vibrates with desperation and at times flirts with seduction in an 8-song album that is sure to make noise this year… […]

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Sheers – “An Occasion” (single premiere)

Sheers – “An Occasion” (single premiere)

Is there a more beautiful instrument to hear than the crystal clear tones of the harp? Long restricted to classical music and off-Broadway plays, artists like Joanna Newsom and Loreena McKennitt helped bring the elegant instrument to the mainstream. The harp, though, still remains underutilized, even by harpists themselves. Take for instance Portland-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Lily Breshears and her […]

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Kyle Craft's Full Circle Nightmare comes out Feb.

Kyle Craft – ‘Full Circle Nightmare’ (album review)

Full Circle Nightmare by Kyle Craft In his short career, Kyle Craft has established himself as one of music’s sharpest and most gifted songwriters. For the Shreveport, Louisiana native, the music is secondary. The words are what counts. His debut, Dolls Of Highland, was a break-up album like no other, filled with Ziggy Stardust-like characters and stories that would make […]

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Typhoon – ‘Offerings’ (album review)

Typhoon – ‘Offerings’ (album review)

Typhoon’s excellent 2013 record White Lighter was a mostly folk affair. There were hints here and there of a breakout from that classification, but on their latest record, Offerings, the Portland, Oregon-based band shed all attempts at being pigeon-holed. The result is a truly epic record that is full of quiet, intimate moments as well as loud, triumphant ones. And […]

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Lenore.’s harmonious self-titled debut album (album review)

Lenore.’s harmonious self-titled debut album (album review)

When considering some of the great harmonious folk/alt-folk bands today, the names Lucius, Joseph, and The Wild Reeds immediately spring to mind. Another name to add to this list is Lenore. Centered around the gorgeous vocals of Joy Pearson and Rebecca Marie Miller, the Portland, Oregon-based band’s debut album is a thing of beauty. Not exactly traditional folk, Lenore.’s music […]

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Joseph at Pickathon 2016

Joseph – “I’m Alone, No You’re Not”

Impeccable female harmonies in music aren’t a rare thing. Sisterly “girl bands” like First Aid Kit, The Staves, and HAIM have received critical acclaim and plenty of indie radio airplay in the last five years. It’s now time to add another group to that roster: the Closner sisters (Natalie and twins Allison and Meegan) – aka the band Joseph. Named after the […]

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Whitney – “Light Upon the Lake”

Whitney – “Light Upon the Lake”

When guitarist Max Kakacek, formerly of Smith Westerns, and lead vocalist and drummer Julien Ehrlich, ex-Unknown Mortal Orchestra, announced they were joining forces to form Whitney, an immediate buzz followed. Expectations were further heightened when Pitchfork gave their first single “No Woman” a “best new music” designation while The Guardian, Paste Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, The Line of Best Fit, and others did […]

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Perlo – “Masters” (video premiere)

Perlo – “Masters” (video premiere)

Atmospheric and ethereal, with softly lilting harmonies as gentle as a spring breeze – this is the experience that awaits you on the new single from emerging Portland, Oregon-based dream-folk duo Perlo. The music world hasn’t heard voices this captivating in years, so Henri Bardot and Marie Hsaio seem destined to pick up the mantle of harmonic folk standard-bearers once […]

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The Dandy Warhols – “Distortland”

The Dandy Warhols – “Distortland”

After more than twenty years of spinning records by The Dandy Warhols, we have learned two things about the Portland-based quartet – they are unpredictable and predictable. After nine studio albums and countless other releases, The Dandy Warhols have shared everything from the DIY indie-rock of the nineties to garage-rock to psychedelia to power-pop to synth-pop to shoegaze. Despite their […]

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The Thermals – “We Disappear”

The Thermals – “We Disappear”

Where has the time gone? It feels like only yesterday that The Thermals‘ debut album, More Parts per Million, was released, and The Body, the Blood, the Machine was blaring in every record store and being listed on nearly every “Best of” lists in 2006. Now after 14 years, Hutch Harris, Kathy Foster, and Westin Glass are back with album […]

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Melodic Tonic ’16: vol. 1

Melodic Tonic ’16: vol. 1

Welcome to a new year of new music singles! For this first serving of 2016, we’re serving up tunes from all over the globe to get your week kicked off with a bang.   The Sweet Serenades – “Fireworks” (Stockholm, Sweden) It is our pleasure to introduce you to Swedish indie rock duo The Sweet Serenades. Martin Nordvall and Mathias Näslund are old friends […]

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Rare Monk – “Rare Monk” EP

Rare Monk – “Rare Monk” EP

Like so many bands featured on The Revue, Rare Monk is one of those hidden gems that have been overlooked by many, including me. When they released “Warning Pulse”, I didn’t pay much attention to it. However, after another listen, I came to appreciate the greatness of this visceral indie-rocker. The track offered a taste of what was to come, […]

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Thanks – “Bad Tattoos”

Thanks – “Bad Tattoos”

  Portland, Oregon has one of the most vibrant music scenes not just in the US but in the world. With numerous festivals and several indie labels, the people of Portland have created an environment that nurtures the arts and music scene. Further fostering musicians is PDX Pop Now!, an annual indie-music festival that brings in acts from around the […]

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Jackson Boone – “Dolphin Turned Into a Cat”

Jackson Boone – “Dolphin Turned Into a Cat”

  Ever wonder what The Beatles fronted by Beck would sound like? If you have, then we have your answer – introducing Jackson Boone. Based out of Portland, the young singer-songwriter adopts the kaleidoscope sound of The Beatles on his latest track, “Dolphin Turned Into a Cat”. It could be the second side to “I Am the Walrus” or maybe an […]

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Video: Heather Woods Broderick – “Wyoming”

Video: Heather Woods Broderick – “Wyoming”

This week, Portland, Oregon based singer-songwriter Heather Woods Broderick is sharing the video for her new track “Wyoming” off of her upcoming album Glider which will be out July 10 on Western Vinyl.  Much like the first song, “A Call For Distance”, “Wyoming” is a stunner of a track, but for a different reason, “Wyoming” builds into an overwhelming whirlwind of guitar […]

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Guantanomo Baywatch – “Jungle Bride”

Guantanomo Baywatch – “Jungle Bride”

  Never ones to take themselves too seriously and always seeming to have a great time, the Portland, Oregon trio of Jason, Chevelle, and Chris – a.k.a. Guantanomo Baywatch – are making insanely amusing and entertaining music. Their personalities are on full display on Darling…It’s Too Late, their wonderfully quirky, slightly bizarre, and 100% fun new album. The entire album […]

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.bed – “Fremm”

.bed – “Fremm”

“Fremm” is a dream, delicious indie song from Portland trio .bed. It’s a shade grungy yet awfully lush, in some ways like Yo La Tengo. In other words, it echoes of ’90s indie music at its finest. And this trademark sound is retained on their previous singles. It’s not for the faint of heart, as there is a grittiness and […]

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Unicorn Domination – “Perfinious”

Unicorn Domination – “Perfinious”

“Perfinious” is a dark dub-wave track from Portland trio, Unicorn Domination, and it is part of our Weekend Showcase for March 6, which has some great new music from bands you ought to know. The single is from the hypnotic debut album, Drala., which is quite expansive mixing dub-wave to garage to electronic and beyond. By beyond, Bjork comes to mind, […]

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Dogheart, “Jawbone”

Dogheart, “Jawbone”

“Jawbone” from Portland indie rockers Dogheart is a catchy, jangly, psychedelic tune. It’s a track that has us swaying in our chairs. It’s the perfect tune for our Weekend Showcase, which is a weekly feature that highlights some awesome indie tracks of the not-so-distant future. The track is from their forthcoming debut full-length, What Burns the Best, which comes out […]

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