Yeah, the Jicks still count as a Portland band even with Malkmus moving to Germany. And this disc has been a long time coming.
The much-anticipated sophomore record from these PDX folk-pop folks is a bigger, broader affair with lots of radio potential.
Blitzen Trapper's Dylan-esque ballads have proven quite popular on the national scale, but they still fit a couple psychedelic freak-outs on the new record.
It has been two years since Richmond Fontaine's incredible last record,
. This new one is a big fat narrative epic—and real good.
Quite simply one of the coolest-sounding records to ever come out of Portland. Nurses are back!
SEE IT: Most of these bands are playing Portland release shows. We'll keep you updated.