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SCOUT NIBLETT, This Fool Can Die Now (Too Pure)

Striking a balance between eccentricity and confidence.

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[SINGER-SONGWRITER] Solo female vocalists usually fall into two categories: The unconventional variety, like Icelandic musician Björk or proto-punker Patti Smith, and the folky singer-songwriter ...   More
Wednesday, October 3, 2007 Paige Richmond

Southerly, "Close to the Crime" from Storyteller and the Gossip Columnist (Greyday)

Sure, you can find a brand new track from Southerly posted once a week to Greyday Records' website, but the band's already-completed albums are worth a listen, too. Started as a singer-songwriter project by Krist Kreuger (who still writes and arranges all the band's music), Southerly became a full-fledged symphon...   More
Tuesday, October 2, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Dear You: More like "Wack-ipedia"

This is the first installment of brand new LocalCutter Paige Richmond's open-letter column Dear You, which will run every Monday on LocalCut.

Wikipedia, you know nothing about Portland's music scene. I mean, I understand you are not the expert source on pop culture that I like to believe you ...   More
Monday, October 1, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Local Label Courts Swedish Singer

Apparently, there's more than just black metal in Sweden's musical repertoire, and Portland is tapping into the Scandavian country's dance-pop supply. New local label Skywriting Records is putting out the first album from Swedish dance-pop artist Cloetta Paris, who has been called an "italo princess" by Seat...   More
Friday, September 28, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Southerly’s Song-A-Week: More Than Meets the Eye

Here at LocalCut, we listen to music constantly—so much so that we post especially fantastic songs to the site almost daily. But Krist Kreuger, songwriter for soft-spoken pop band Southerly must write music as much as we listen to it, because once a week he's posting a brand new, never-before-released s...   More
Thursday, September 27, 2007 by Paige Richmond

OLD TIME RELIJUN, Catharsis in Crisis (K Records)

[NO WAVE] It takes 90 seconds to dismiss Old Time Relijun's new album, Catharsis in Crisis, as completely unlistenable. Opening track “Indestructible Life!” begins with the intermittent strumming of what sounds like a broken sitar, slowly speeding up and taking rhythmic shape until someone cries o...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Old Time Relijun, Catharsis in Crisis (K Records)

[NO WAVE] It takes 90 seconds to dismiss Old Time Relijun’s new album, Catharsis in Crisis , as completely unlistenable. Opening track “Indestructible Life!” begins with the intermit ...   More
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 Paige Richmond

LEAK: Old Time Relijun, "Dig Down Deeper" from Catharsis in Crisis (K Recs)

Maybe this is just an intuitive thing, but a low-pitched saxophone over a steady drumbeat makes for sexy music. The sax's muffled tone and the drum's pulse vibrate the same way two sweaty people in a dark room might rhythmically move.

Old Time Reljiun sax player Ben Hartman is ever-present on ...   More
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Adrian Orange and Her Band, “Give to Love What’s Love's” from self-titled debut (K Records)

Anyone who knows Adrian Orange as “Thanksgiving” will be slightly confused by his newest musical incarnation. The first obvious difference between the songs on Adrian Orange and Her Band's self-titled debut and Orange's earlier solo stuff as ...   More
Friday, September 21, 2007 by Paige Richmond

Thanksgiving, "Home Alone" from Welcome Nowhere (PW Elverum and Sun)

Despite all the musicians he has played with live or the albums he has collaborated on in a studio, Adrian Orange (best known for his work as Thanksgiving) remains deep down, a solo artist. Thanksgiving songs—no matter if other musicians are playin...   More
Thursday, September 20, 2007 by Paige Richmond
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