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Advance Cassette: ASSS, Stay at Home (UHU Tapes)


Label: UHU Tapes
Color: White
Insert: Black, with drawings by Brace Paine of Gossip
Quantity: 30
Replayability: 7/10

At first I didn't notice it. Printed in tiny blue ink at the top of ASSS' Stay at Home tape is a number: 28. It might be a...   More
 
Thursday, July 15, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Corin Tucker Reveals Debut Album Details


Is Corin Tucker secretly a Twi-mom? Pitchfork has the details on Tucker's debut solo album, which is being credited to the Corin Tucker Band and features Sara Lund of Unwound and Seth Lorinczi of Golden Bears an...   More
 
Monday, July 12, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

PDX Pop Now! Announces Show at City Hall


Sam Adams sure does love local music. Just a week after announcing that the city is replacing its old hold music with tunes from local bands, today PDX Pop Now!—P...   More
 
Monday, July 12, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Advance Cassette: Mattress, WFMU Tape


Label: Eggy Records
Color: Red
Insert: Hand painted on blue construction paper
Replayability: 9/10

Rex Marshall was born to record music straight to a cassette tape. Or at least, I like to imagine that this was all in the cards at some point; that...   More
 
Thursday, July 8, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Reporter's New Album Out in August


Set your clock and get ready to dance yourself clean: The new Reporter album is out in one month. On August 10, Holocene Music will release Time Incredible, the second full-length from the band formerly known as Wet Confetti and its first dive straight into the dark world of Italo disco. The tri...   More
 
Thursday, July 8, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Primer: Ariel Pink


Born: 1978 in Beverly Hills, Calif.Sounds like: R. Stevie Moore, Animal Collective, Hall & Oates hits sung in a karaoke booth underwater.For fans of: Anything that’s been dubbed “chillwave” or “glo-fi” by Pitchfork in the last year.Latest release: 2010’s 4AD debut, Before Today.Why you care: Though Ariel Pink conside...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Primer: Ariel Pink


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Born: 1978 in Beverly Hills, Calif.Sounds like: R. Stevie Moore, Animal Collective, Hall & Oates hits sung in a karaoke booth underwater.For fans of: Anything that’s been dubbed “chillwave ...   More
 
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Advance Cassette: Garth Steel Klippert, Music For Taxicabs


At a party in early April, I was cornered by a friend and asked a question that's pretty typical when people realize that I write about music for a living. “Do vinyl records really sound better than CDs?” she asked. My response? “I'd rather listen to something on...   More
 
Thursday, July 1, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Jason Simms Writes a Folk Epic About LeBron James


Just where will the king land? That's the question at the tip of every sports fans' tongue today, as tomorrow the bidding war officially starts for NBA superstar LeBron James. To coincide with LeBron's free agency, local songwriter (and former WW writer) Jason Simms wrote a folk-rock epic call...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER

Inside Voices Go Into the Woods


It's hard to keep up with everything Into the Woods does. After a two month hiatus spent working on the 28 Days in May project, the local video collective has been insanely active the last week, posting five videos of content presumably shot during the last few months. Still, out of everyth...   More
 
Wednesday, June 30, 2010 by MICHAEL MANNHEIMER
 

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