[PSYCHEDELIC BLUES ROCK] Uncle Walker’s Amber Restorative, the debut LP from Portland quartet Spirit Lake, has a history far grander than that suggested by the group’s slight résumé.
[PSYCH FOLK] At its best, Sidereal Time, the fourth album from Portland duo the Harvey Girls, recalls Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
in its disheveled folk experimentalism. “Picher, Nowata” and
Formed: In 1999 in Baltimore.
Sounds like: A surrealist Beach Boys with 21st-century editing software.
For fans of: The Flaming Lips, Dan Deacon, Vashti Bunyan.
Latest release: After pushing the ma
You may not have heard of Asher Fulero, but odds are you’ve heard him play.
[ELECTRONIC] If Asher Fulero has managed to avoid fame
while simultaneously building an illustrious musical career, it can be
attributed to the fact his energies are spread too thin to accommodate
The Hives have more energy than everyone else in the world. Combined.
There’s a track entitled “I Want More” midway through Lex Hives,
the fifth LP from Swedish rock quintet the Hives, on which
vocalist/hyper-kinetic human explosion Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist la
[DISCO-HOP] While similarities between Onuinu (aka Dorian
Duvall) and such electro-pop luminaries as Youth Lagoon, oOoOO and
Washed Out can be easily established, Mirror Gazer, Onuinu’s
[MATH POP] Tender, the four-song sophomore release
from Portland trio Wax Fingers, finds the group growing further
accustomed to life within its oddly colored shell.
A group of
[SPACE DISCO] Even more so on In Absentia than on
its previous releases, Pegasus Dream achieves a sunny, seamless
concatenation of melodies similar to that perfected by Starfucker and
Last month, Emily White, an intern for NPR’s “All Songs Considered,” wrote a blog post entitled “I Never Owned Any Music To Begin With,” in which she illustrated how swapping CDs and ripping promo albums onto her laptop had allowed her to purchase only a negligible p...