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April 18th, 2012 12:01 am WW MUSIC STAFF | Top 5

Top Five Portland-Centric Record Store Day Releases

Portland Cello Project, Homage LP
The local pop-classical outfit tackles such timeless classics as Kanye and Jay-Z’s “That’s My Bitch” and 50 Cent’s “Lollipop.”

Starfucker, Heaven’s Youth LP
The well-loved Portland electronic squad lifts the curtain on its creative process with early demos and alter-ego remixes.

Blitzen Trapper, Hey Joe/Skirts on Fire 7-inch
Portland’s own freaky country rockers cover Hendrix. Whaa?

M. Ward, Primitive Girl 7-inch
Continuing Blitzen Trapper’s covers theme, the B-side of Ward’s new single features covers of “The Twist” and “Roll Over Beethoven.”

Black Prairie, Singers Vol. 1: Portland 7-inch
The Decemberists-ish roots collective invites special guests Sallie Ford and James Mercer to sing ditties. WE LOVE DITTIES.

SEE IT: Record Store Day is Saturday, April 21, at various independent record stores.

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