Here's what we know about new Portland band Slim Fortune: It's a group featuring Rex Marshall and Max Avalon of electro-R&B trio Mattress and Jay Winebrenner of 31Knots. It's making its debut performance this Wednesday at Holocene. And, according to the description accompanying the listing on the venue's Web site, the band plays "classic soul/rock'n'roll." That's about it. Well, there's also this one song, available on the band's SoundCloud. Over a classic Bo Diddley beat, Marshall—there's no mistaking that slurred holler—proclaims, in an increasingly distressed, bluesy howl, that he's looking for love. Not just any love, but the kind that eats from you from the inside and leaves your life in shambles. In other words, the truest, hottest, best kind of love. And it's pretty damn awesome.
It's only a small sample of what to expect from this new pseudo-supergroup, but considering the pedigrees of all involved, it's certainly got us intrigued.